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by Jason Y. Wood

Power & Motoryacht Senior Editor:
Jason Y. Wood grew up sailing and fishing the lakes and waterways of New England. Family vacations to Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard instilled in him a love of the sea that continued through his studies at Bowdoin College in coastal Maine. His pursuit of fair winds and fish turned from passion to profession when he landed a job in 1997 as assistant editor at Offshore magazine, near Boston. Read more here...

What a Walker FuelSep can do for Your Boat

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted January 2016 | Add a Comment

Add a FuelSep to your engine’s fuel line and get ready for a cleaner burn. If you have cruising in your plans for the coming year—real cruising where remote island outposts may be the only refueling option—a Walker FuelSep may be a sensible addition to your fuel-line defenses.

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MJM 50z

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted January 2016

Our Boat Test of the MJM 50z.  There are those who will tell you displacement speed is the most fuel-efficient way to travel. But back-of-the-envelope calculations may show you that the MJM 50z is the solution for the way you cruise.

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Using Electronics to Catch More Fish

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted January 2016 | Add a Comment

Pro anglers use every tool in their arsenal to improve their catch rate. Learn how they look at their helm to make the most of their fishing time. See their expert tips here.

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FLIR Ocean Scout 640

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted January 2016 | Add a Comment

With a higher-resolution sensor than its predecessors, the FLIR Ocean Scout 640 makes it easier to identify targets in extreme low-light conditions.

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Here’s why it’s not called “catching.”

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted January 2016 | Add a Comment

A bad day fishing is better than … well pretty much anything but a good day fishing.

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The Benefits of a Straight Driveline

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted December 2015 | Add a Comment

The key to making sure your powertrain and shafts stay in alignment is getting familiar with the way your boat runs (and then staying familiar) so you can notice subtle changes in sound and feel.

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Garmin Panoptix PS60 Through-Hull Transducer

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted October 2015 | Add a Comment

The PS60 allows Garmin to add performance to its triple-threat Panoptix sounder system.

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Garmin GMR 2524 xHD2 Radar

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted October 2015 | Add a Comment

The Garmin GMR 2524 xHD2 seems to have a lot to offer in its capabilities, particularly something called Pulse Expansion.

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Furuno 4-Kilowatt DRS4DL UHD Radar

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted October 2015 | Add a Comment

With a 4-kilowatt transceiver inside, the DRS4DL Radar from Furuno doubles the available power of the previous model in the same 19-inch radome.

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Pretty Boat Quiz

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted October 2015 | Add a Comment

How Well Do You Know Your Pretty Boats?  Few descriptions defy definition as well as "pretty" but the strength of the adjective lies in its subjectivity. We've got 14 pretty boats for you to look at, drool over, and, hopefully, identify correctly. See how your observational skills and knowledge of boat designs from the past to today stack up against our quiz.

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