On the Water: Resources

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    Fishing Boats

    Lenny Rudow

    You’re looking for a fishing boat? We’ll do our best to help you find the right one. …Read More

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    Marine Engines and Power Systems: The Basics Behind What Powers Your Powerboat


    Outboard engines, inboards, pod drives, jets, V drives, diesel, and gas—we’ll help you understand all the types of motorboat engines on the water. …Read More

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    Boating Tips: Understanding Foam Cored Boat Construction

    Lenny Rudow

    If you're looking at new boats, one of the things you'll have to consider is whether or not to buy a boat built with foam core construction. This is, of course, tough to do if you don't understand exa …Read More

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    Boating Tips: Understanding Vacuum Bagging

    Lenny Rudow

    Watch Senior Editor Lenny Rudow explain - and show - how vacuum bagged construction is better than older fiberglass boat construction methods. …Read More

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    All About Amperes in a Boat’s Electrical System

    Ed Sherman

    Measuring current flow in a DC circuit is a basic troubleshooting skill for boaters. …Read More

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    Electrical Resistance on Boats: Keep That Voltage Drop in Check

    Ed Sherman

    In most onboard electrical circuits, resistance is the enemy. Learn what causes it, how to measure for it, and how to minimize it. …Read More

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    Choosing the Perfect Express Cruiser

    Lenny Rudow

    If you like sleek and sexy lines, fast speeds, and a cabin the family can overnight in, an express cruiser may be in your future. …Read More

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    Saltwater Fishing Boats

    Lenny Rudow

    Designs range from center consoles to expresses to convertibles—but which one is the best choice for you? …Read More

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    Freshwater Fishing Boats

    Lenny Rudow

    Should you buy an aluminum skiff, a bass boat, or a multi-species fishing machine? What does each have to offer? …Read More

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    12-Volt Basics for Boaters

    Ed Sherman

    Marine 12-volt systems aren't scary if you know the basic terms and understand how electricity flows in a circuit. Then it's just one circuit at a time. …Read More

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