The exponential growth of dual consoles in the fishboat market is undeniable. They promise a blend of fishing and family fun, a claim that Pursuit Boats let me put to the test off Miami aboard its DC 365 — the largest dual console in the builder’s range.
Getting an impeller back into its housing with all the vanes aiming in the proper direction can be a challenge. This tip from Soundings reader David J. Mahler should make life a lot easier and get you to lunch much faster. READ
Fluid may be the best single-word description of the Couach 1500.
When we mix exhaust gases with an engine’s discharge water, we cool the water enough to use rubber and plastics in the exhaust system.
Test your knowledge with these Coast Guard license exam prep questions from the National Captain’s Institute captains.com
In 2009, Harvard Medical School professor Atul Gawande published The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right.
In the online postings, the dust jackets on the books are torn and faded, not from lack of care but from love of use
In days of yore, navigators expended great energy and effort attempting to establish their position. When they finally did, it was often with great doubt.
At the engine instrument panel, there are usually alarms for low oil pressure and high coolant temperature, often with monitoring gauges. Although there are new technologies, most gauge transmitters (typically called senders) work on an electrical principle of varying resistance.
Yamaha Marine last week took the wraps off its 5.6-liter XTO Offshore platform by introducing its biggest outboard offering to date, a 425-hp, four-stroke outboard called the XF425. Designed from the propeller up for big offshore boats, the XF425 boasts a number of innovations and industry firsts.
Love to sail, don’t mind cold weather or the occasional polar bear, and have an urge to get away from it all? Then the 1910 Dutch schooner Noorderlicht may be just your ticket as she cruises the Arctic waters around Spitsbergen, halfway between the Norwegian mainland and the North Pole. READ MORE
The effects of climate change impact not only human beings on land but also animals that swim in our oceans. Warming ocean waters are causing everything from lobsters and crabs to striped bass and bluefin tuna to expand their ranges, sometimes putting them out of reach of the fishermen who depend on the species for a living.
Two competitive sailors, one a billionaire, the other a yacht designer, have teamed up to create a revolutionary all-electric propulsion system for performance yachts that makes sailboat racing even greener. They want to develop the technology further, so that it can be applied to larger vessels and other boating markets. WATCH
At a meeting with 250 boaters last year, I asked for a show of hands: “How many of you have registered your DSC radio and have an MMSI number?
You don’t have to be able to deadlift 400 pounds, but you do need to be able to keep your cool under pressure if you want to become a Coast Guard helicopter rescue swimmer, writes Mario Vittone in this week’s Lifelines: Safety And Rescue At Sea blog.
In the database of National Historic Landmarks there are all kinds of boats from throughout U.S. history, including enough fireboats that even a cursory search requires the fingers on both hands to count them. Some of the designated fireboats date back as far as the early 1900s.
Autotether is the easiest to use man overboard alert and engine cutoff system on the market today.