Jeff Hemmel

MasterCraft Employees Coming Back To Work
A little promising news about the ski and wakeboard industry is coming out of Tennessee. According to a report in Soundings Trade Only Today, MasterCraft is recalling over 70 employees in the next two months, putting people back to work building ...
Hardcore Performance Junkies — Meet Green Hulk
I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not much of a wrench. Sure, I can handle the basics on my own boats, but my skills will only take me so far, and I’m okay with that. The same could be said ...
How A Boat Is Made — Nautique Factory Tour
I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to go behind the scenes at a lot of boat and PWC factories and see how things are built. I’ve visited the massive Bayliner plant in Mexico, Chris Craft in Florida, Sea Ray ...
Review: 2010 Sea-Doo RXT-X 260
With the recent economic situation, I can’t blame the majority of PWC manufacturers for playing it safe with their 2010 product lines. Sea-Doo, however, is moving boldly ahead, introducing new models. My ...
Big Deals At WakeWorld Toys For Tots Auction
There’s one day left to bid on items in WakeWorld’s Toys for Tots Holiday Fundraiser, and the list of items up for grabs definitely grabbed my attention. Foremost on the list is a 2010 Tige Z1 wakeboard boat and ...
Tige Boats Introduces Touch-Screen Controls
Call it the iPhone effect. Tige recently introduced a new touchscreen control panel, dubbed TigeTouch, on the brand’s RZ and VA models that replaces the normally vast collection of gauges, switches, audio controls, and speed control functions that normally clutter most ...
Big Black Friday Deals At Watercraft Superstore
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Quick deal to pass along… Watercraft Superstore (www.watercraftsuperstore.net) is offering some great deals for those of you looking to get a jump on your Christmas shopping today (Thanksgiving) and tomorrow, November 27th. Use coupon code BlackFriday09 and get up ...
Ethanol Decision Imminent
My good friend and personal-watercraft government relations guru John Donaldson just sent me this update on an imminent decision concerning increasing the ethanol content in fuel from the present 10% to a proposed 15%. Many of you are probably aware of ...
And Is This The Coolest Kiteboard Film Ever Made?
Yeah, yeah, this makes two videos in a row. And yes, there’s not even a boat involved here, just a board and the power of the wind. But come on, who’s actually in search of real news around Thanksgiving? Chances ...
Hottest Wake Video of 2009
Really, it is. Billabong’s Out of the Pond captured all three video categories at the 2009 Wake Awards — Best Video, Best Video Performance (Wakeboard), and Best Video Performance (Wakeskate). The video features the riding of Danny Harf, Shawn Watson, Brian ...

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