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The Latest Marine Generators

By Eric Colby | Posted August 2012 | Add a Comment

Having a reliable source of power aboard is key, especially when you consider all the high-tech gadgetry you carry on your boat. Generators have kept up with the times, running quieter, burning less fuel, and even taking up less space. Check out the latest gensets here.

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FLIR First Mate HM 224 PRO

By Eric Colby | Posted July 2012 | Add a Comment

The "HM" stands for "Handheld Marine", you can take it on your tender for those moonless treks back to the boat.

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Kannad Marine SafeLink R10 SRS

By Eric Colby | Posted July 2012 | Add a Comment

The Federal Communications Commission has approved for use the SafeLink R10 Survival Recovery System (SRS). Designed to be attached to a PFD and activated by its wearer, the R10 SRS uses GPS and Automatic Identification System (AIS) technology to send structured alerts with precise location information to AIS-equipped vessels within a 4-mile radius.

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LED Light Installation

By Eric Colby | Posted July 2012 | Add a Comment

An experienced boater realizes the benefits of retrofitting his 27-year-old boat with LED lighting.

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New Gear for You and Your Boat

By Eric Colby | Posted June 2012 | Add a Comment

New equipment to get you ready for a summer on the water.

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Thruster Installation

By Eric Colby | Posted June 2012 | Add a Comment

Thruster Installation: A new thruster system offers an alternative to a conventional installation. How to install a thruster on your yacht.

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Engine-Mount Maintenance

By Eric Colby | Posted June 2012 | Add a Comment

Properly maintained motor mounts result in more than just a vibration-free ride. Regardless of what fuel prices are doing (wise not to think about it too much), it’s best to get as much as you can from every tank of fuel. Smart boaters are looking closely at their engines and tuning them for maximum efficiency. But based on my experience, it’s a safe bet that even many experienced boaters are overlooking one critical area...

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2012 - New Diesel Engines

By Eric Colby | Posted May 2012 | Add a Comment

Technology is helping the latest marine diesel engines get cleaner and more powerful for 2012.

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Ocean-Friendly Bottom Paint

By Eric Colby | Posted May 2012 | Add a Comment

High-tech paints now can protect both boat bottoms and the environment. Here's a few that do just that...  

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What You Need To Know About Propeller Options

By Eric Colby | Posted April 2012 | Add a Comment

The right set of propellers can smooth the ride and increase efficiency. Cruising in your boat is a pleasant experience. If you could make it more enjoyable while spending less money than you might expect—and throw in some fuel savings while you’re at it—it would be a no-brainer, right? Then you should consider upgrading your propellers.

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