TAG: Construction and Technical

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 ...
Cats versus Monohulls
While working on a cats versus monohulls article the other day, I saw something that blew my mind. Evidently, some people out there actually believe that cats run poorly in a head-sea. Now mind you, I’m a big cat fan. I currently ...
Fuel Flow Meter Installation Tips
How you do a fuel flow meter installation can effect its performance, so pay close attention to these flow meter installation tips. Otherwise, your screen might read 2.0 when it should be reading 0.2. 1. Make sure all of your fuel lines ...
Are Polyethylene Built Boats Good for Fishing?
The first boat I ever owned was built of polyethylene, and it was a good fishing boat. In fact, it was awesome – for a 10-footer, that is. You can’t find a boat much smaller then the Leisure Life Bass ...
Boston Whaler 370 Outrage Setting Trends
I’ll bet on it, right here and right now: the new Boston Whaler 370 Outrage is going to set some trends in the world of fishboats. Am I talking about the retractable power sun shade that extends out from inside the hard ...
Installing new Bilge Pumps, Read this First!
If you’re installing new bilge pumps in your boat, read this first! This weekend I put an additional set of pumps into Writeaway, and was reminded of the fact that many people plumb a bilge pump line directly to the ...
New Fiberglass Boat Repair Book by Roger Marshall
  So, you need to learn a bit about fiberglass boat repair, and a book by the likes of Roger Marshall would help? You bet it would. Marshall’s new book (fittingly entitled Fiberglass Boat Repair Illustrated, $24.95, you can find it ...
World Cat’s new 32 SCREAMS!
One of the highlights of my latest trip to Miami was an opportunity to run World Cat’s new 320 CC. If you’re on the lookout for a big, bodacious center console cat with tons of space and the ability to ...
BEP CZone – Give Your Boat a Brain.
Every now and again you run across a product that’s designed for OEM use and will probably never be purchased by Joe-Boater, but is so darn useful and will show up in so many places, it’s important for people to ...

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