Jeff Hemmel

World Record Ride: 880 Miles…In 18 Hours
Depending upon how closely you follow the PWC industry, you may - or may not - have heard the news last month that personal watercraft racer Eric Lagopoulos broke the Guinness world record for most distance traveled on a PWC ...
REVIEW: Kawasaki STX-15F
When it was first introduced years back, Kawasaki’s STX-15F was the brand’s flagship, a 160hp muscle machine sporting a hull that had been developed on the race course by guys like champion racer Chris ...
I (Almost) Killed Andy Mapple
Now there’s a headline that needs explaining. It was years ago, during a test of a Ski Nautique for Boating magazine. I had just finished pulling the waterski legend through the slalom course while getting some expert driving instruction from a ...
Can Online Reviews Be Trusted?
Anyone who has spent more than a few minutes on the Internet would probably agree with me that you can’t always believe what you read…or see. In the heydays of the magazines you could at least verify the source of your ...
Yamaha Giving Away 25,000 BlackBerrys
As part of the launch of the company’s mobile services, Yamaha WaterCraft Group is giving away BlackBerry Smartphones to the first 25,000 people to access the program. To sign up for the Smartphone promotion, click here. The deal requires you ...
What Happens When You Don’t Wear That Safety Lanyard…
I always attach my kill-switch lanyard on a PWC, but I’ll be honest, I don’t remember the last time I actually attached the lanyard behind the wheel of my boat. I’m a responsible, careful driver, and I’ve always figured I’d ...
Has Sea-Doo Reinvented The Trailer?
A friend/colleague of mine and I often note that Sea-Doo has a way of giving us solutions to problems we didn’t really know we had. But I’ll admit, those solutions are usually pretty good once you open your mind a ...
PWC, Towsports Articles Online For First Time
Yes, it’s time for…blatant self-promotion! But read on anyway…there’s some good stuff below for PWC & Watersports enthusiasts. As a longtime writer for Boating magazine, I often wished the mag’s website was better. Evidently with new owners comes new possibilities. Boating just ...
Jet-Lev Water-Propelled, Flying Jet Pack
Okay, so there I was at a press intro dinner when Jerry Gaddis, of GreenHulk.net, passed me his iPhone and told me watch the YouTube clip he had cued up. On the screen? A guy flying through the air compliments ...
REVIEW: 2010 Yamaha FX Cruiser SHO
Luxury-oriented models would seem a hard sell in this economy, but Yamaha’s FX Cruiser SHO has proved the notable exception. It’s not only the best-selling luxury model of 2009, it’s also firmly ...

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