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Capt. Richard Thiel

PMY Editor-in-Chief:
Raised in San Diego, Richard grew up on boats—admittedly, mostly sailboats. He actually didn't purchase his first powerboat, a 19-foot SeaCraft center console, until after he moved to Jupiter, Florida, in 1980. From the moment he launched Last Resort, he was hooked on powerboats, so much so that he decided to parlay his love of them and his experience as a diesel mechanic into a career as a freelance boating writer. Read more here...

Hunt 32CC

By | Posted October 2015

Our Boat Test of the Hunt 32CC.  The new Hunt 32CC is as at home at the yacht club as she is on the fishing grounds.

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How to Winterize Your Engines

By | Posted September 2015 | Add a Comment

Winter Is Coming.  Winterizing your boat doesn’t have to be a pain in the neck. Here are 8 ways to make the whole thing simpler.

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The Arneson Drive

By | Posted August 2015 | Add a Comment

When it comes to speed and durability, it’s hard to beat Arneson.

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What Brand of Oil and Filters Should You Use on Your Boat?

By | Posted August 2015 | Add a Comment

How closely should your oil match your engine?

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Inexpensive Noise Reduction on Your Boat

By | Posted July 2015 | Add a Comment

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to lower the noise level on your boat.

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Ventilating Your Boat's Engine Room

By | Posted July 2015 | Add a Comment

Air is just as crucial to proper engine performance as fuel.

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Huckins 45 Sportfisherman

By | Posted June 2015

Our Boat Test of the Huckins 45 Sportfisherman.  Borrowing lines from a bygone era and a hullform used on PT boats, the Huckins 45 Sportfisherman moves the iconic brand into the future.

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The Simple Truth About Marine Engine Maintenance

By | Posted May 2015 | Add a Comment

Maintaining boat engines isn’t rocket science, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Let us show you how to do it the right way.

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Spring Cleaning for your Engine Room

By | Posted May 2015 | Add a Comment

If you live in a northern climate you probably prepped your engines last fall so they would be ready to go, but there are other chores to consider around your engine room beyond those required just to get your boat ready to go in the water. Let me suggest a few that perhaps you hadn’t thought of...

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Riviera 6000 Sport Yacht

By | Posted April 2015

Our Boat Test of the Riviera 6000 Sport Yacht.  The 6000 Sport Yacht from Riviera shows how well things can work out when you apply sound design to a great initial idea. Read the full test here.

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