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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...

Upgrade Your Engine Room and Emergency Lighting with LEDs

By | Posted December 2015 | Add a Comment

Let there be (LED) light: A well-lit engine room can help you spot potential issues (read: oil leaks).

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Hunt 80

By | Posted November 2015

Our Boat Test of the Hunt 80.  With its 80, Hunt pushed its boundaries for building larger boats, and came away with a boat that is eminently cruisable, not to mention pretty. Read the full test here.

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5 Reasons Outboards Are Here to Stay

By | Posted November 2015 | Add a Comment

Outboard engines have gotten great: They're functional, durable, easy to maintain, and if you ask us, they can look pretty cool too. Read the five reasons we think outboards are here to stay.

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Cruisers 60 Cantius

By | Posted November 2015

The 60 Cantius from Cruisers Yachts retains the interior volume we’ve come to expect from Cruisers, but with a twist: She’s got a sporty profile. Read how she came together here.

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Monte Carlo 6

By | Posted October 2015

Our Boat Test of the Monte Carlo 6.  The Monte Carlo 6 may not be a Monte Carlo Yacht, but she sure looks and runs like one.

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Carver C43

By | Posted October 2015

Our Boat Test of the Carver C43.  The Carver C43 may look unlike past Carvers, but that doesn’t mean she’s abandoned her cruising DNA.

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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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