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Time Running Out On Stand-Up PWC?
Stand-up personal watercraft (PWC) may soon no longer be for sale to the public due to emissions laws going into effect in 2012.
Island Pilot Launches New IP535
Island Pilot is super-sizing its IPS-powered 435 into a new 531/2-foot model. New molds for the 535 have been built at the company’s yard in Zhuhai City, China, and Island Pilot reports that it has two firm orders already for ...
Krogen 58′ Northbound:  Part 3
One of my favorite things about being at sea is “The Big Sky.” No, not the state of Montana or the great 1952 lubberly movie with Kirk Douglas — THIS big sky over me. Growing up in the hilly country of New ...
Will a Hydrofoil Improve Performance on your Boat?
Will adding a hydrofoil improve the performance of your boat? I get asked this question all the time, usually by people who have outboard powered boats with relatively lackluster performance. And I always start my answer by cautioning that every ...
Krogen 58′ Northbound: Part 2
It’s 2 p.m. on Friday and I’m stowing my camera gear carefully in the salon of this big yacht when I hear a sudden muted rumble from below decks. Our captain, Kadey-Krogen Project Manager Gregg Gandy, has started the John ...
How To Be An Eco-Friendly Boater
Discover Boating, that "national awareness campaign" funded by the North American recreational boating industry, recently revealed seven ways for all of us to become more "eco-friendly" boaters. I'm passing them along not only because I think the environment could use ...
A Closer Look at the New Krogen 52′
Kadey-Krogen’s recently announced 52′ is a classic example of a builder filling out a product line in specific response to customer demand. In this case, the company already had on offer its well-established 48′ and the new 55′ Expedition. The ...
Yamalube Battles Ethanol Problems With Fuel Stabilizer & Conditioner
Ethanol-containing fuels (E-10) have been wreaking havoc on boat and PWC engines. I've experienced the problem firsthand, after a brief storage period left me with a gummed-up carburetor. E-10 can separate into layers — gas up top and ethanol and ...
OEM To Release 85 MPH, Zero Emissions PWC
While many industry observers claim true PWC innovation will be somewhat stagnant until the economy truly rebounds, one major OEM has given me a sneak peak at a late-2010 model that legitimately hits 85 mph...and does not use gasoline.
Electric PWC – First Pics, More Details
As I noted in a previous post, a recent electric-engine PWC project has caught my attention, in large part because of the two people behind it — freeride champ Ross Champion and Kommander Industries (and legendary tuner/builder) Steve Webster. Since ...

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