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Choosing a center console

In the second edition of On Powerboats Online, Soundings technical writer Eric Sorensen takes you aboard and talks about some of the things to look for when choosing a center console, including freeboard, toerails and scuppers.


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Sorensen is the author of "Sorensen's Guide to Powerboats: How to Evaluate Design, Construction and Performance," and was founding director of the J.D. Power and Associates marine practice. His On Powerboats column appears monthly in Soundings magazine.

Look for more of Sorensen's insights on evaluating powerboats for safety, performance and other considerations in an upcoming Dispatches. Click here to see the first edition of On Powerboats Online.

A longtime licensed captain, Sorensen can be reached at

Stories in this issue:

Not a plastic show
A 26-foot backyard-built beauty
Choosing a center console
Predator turns Guardian