Pete McDonald

Volvo’s New Big Block IPS Drives
There’s a pod drive war a-brewing. Cummins announced last fall its new Zeus drives capable of handling its 715-hp QSM11 diesel, and Volvo Penta nta.com/volvopenta/na/en-us/our_company/press_releases/_layouts/CWP.Internet.VolvoCom/NewsItem.aspx?News.ItemId=75598&News.Language=en-gb" target="_blank"> is ...
Sunreef Yachts Will Have 70 Sunreef Power Cat at Miami
 Sunreef Yachts said this week it will have the 70 Sunreef Power catamaran SEA BASS at the upcoming Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show next month.  This will mark the yacht’s American premiere.  It was launched last May and made its ...
New Merc Power?
GM did away with the old 8.1L engine block, and MerCruiser followed suit in marinizing the new 8.2. Necessity is the mother of…something. So what else does Mercury have cooking? Word is Fred Kiekhaefer, the president of Mercury Racing, ...
New York Boat Show
Oh yeah, there’s a boat show in New York City. Fifteen years ago the New York Boat Show was a big event, with my old employer ...
The World’s Largest Wrapped Boat?
The 60' sportfish QuadZeus in action. Click on the picture for a full-size view. There are two stories at work here. First off, this is the demo boat for Cummins MerCruiser’s ...
Breaking the Ice
The Morro Bay at work, from the Coast Guard site: www.uscg.mil My local paper had a cool article this morning about a Coast Guard cutter breaking ice in the Hudson River. ...
LORAN IS DEAD
The Coast Guard announced today it plans to cease using the Loran-C signal by February 8th.   The reasoning provided in the release linked above is that the military doesn't need it any more, and too small a segment of ...
New Florida Boating Law
Florida young-uns now need  certification to play on the water. All boaters born on or after January 1, 1988 must pass a boaters education course to operate a boat. The rule went into effect on January 1st, ...
Bolt It Down
A lot of aftermarket add ons for your boat come with screws to fasten them down. Screws are not ideal for holding in fiberglass and could wiggle loose over time. If you ...
Power Boating 100 Years Ago
  Check out this edition of Power Boating from 1908. Love this passage:< ny_mce/plugins/imagemanager/language/index.php?type=im&format=tinymce_3_x&group=tinymce&prefix=imagemanager_" type="text/javascript"> 

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