Pete McDonald

The Future of Biodiesel
The Earthrace trimaran circled the globe on biodiesel.   A recent news report stated that American biodie sel producers lost their tax credit , which will ...
The State of Boating in 2010?
Remember how the Boating industry was flying high in 2005, and how it fell off a cliff, with the rest of the economy, in October 2008? The year 2009 will go own as one of the worst in modern times ...
Do You Need a Genset Onboard?
Here’s an article I wrote for my monthly column in Salt Water Sportsman about electrical power options on your boat: AC Power On The Water Note one of my sources is Ed ...
My Seacock Disaster Story
My first year on the job, my first Miami Boat Show, and the editor in charge of training me tells me to jump into the engine compartment to check out the ...
Happy Holidays
Get your bling on this Christmas, like this guy did in the 101st Newport Beach Boat ...
Florida Boaters Spend Billions
  The map says it all. Look at all that coastline. Look at how close it is to the Bahamas. Having grown up in Florida, I have the biased opinion that it’s the greatest state ...
Send Me to the World Jet Sprint Championship
Based on the what I’ve seen of the 2009 World Jet Sprint Championship, I need a reason to get to the event in 2010. Any magazines still ...
BOAT BUYING: Access Points
Photo courtesy of Regal Boats (www.regalboats.com) During my time evaluating boats at Boating Magazine, my colleague Kevin Falvey always reminded me to look at the little things that, when they become problematic, ...
I Thought Lenny Rudow was the Iron Man of Tuna
I guess was wrong. Here's a link to an old school video of commercial tuna fishing on the West Coast. As bad as this may seem from a carnage standpoint, it’s nothing compared to today’s commercial harvest ...
The Mercedes Cigarette?
Just came across this boating industry rumor on the Automobilemag.com website: Mercedes is teaming up with Cigarette to build a custom performance boat to debut at the Miami Boat ...

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Happy Holidays
Happy Holidays - December 24th 2009