All in Technical Articles
When I think of how the idea of tuning the Honda BF 150 started, it was after spending so much time working on our outboard articles last year. On top of that research, we conducted a comprehensive survey that helped us gain valuable insight into outboard buyers shopping in the 150 - 300 HP range.
Sometimes people have a difficult time with props and they wonder if changing gear ratios is the solution or even possible. Often the question asks if changing propellers is essentially the same as changing gears, it is not. Here’s why.
Whether you are custom rigging a new boat, simply updating an older boat or finishing a restoration project, gauges are a great way to add style with functionality
After much anticipation, Mercury Racing has introduced two new outboards that replace the long running 250XS and 300XS. Based off the Mercury Marine V8 Four Stroke technology, these engines differentiate in a few key areas.
Daryll was mentored by Don, and over time, the company evolved from furniture and auto upholstery to more custom work, including custom boat interiors.
Proudly made in the USA, we want to take a look at some of the unique products that come out of the Bob's Machine factory in Florida and document a factory nose cone install.
In this article, we are were fortunate enough to ask Jean Pierre Mouligne, from Gurit, a global leader in composite materials, some questions about some of their marine products. We talk about a new breakthrough technology that is very exciting for builders, some features and benefits of modern core materials as well as their application.
One of the biggest safety and performance considerations for any high performance boat is high speed handling, and although the hull design is critical to handling, the setup is vital
In this article, we are going to talk about how to care for your gelcoat or paint and how you can bring back a scratched and faded boat, as well as protect it going forward.
In all boats, weight, weight distribution and balance are key to how the boat floats and performs. With performance boats, it can be more complicated because typically performance boats are already light and when a hull travels faster through the water, weight dynamics change.
For performance boaters, there are really only 4 consumer level outboards available under 450 Lbs. Not long ago, every engine in the 150 to 225 range was less than 450 Lbs, closer to 400 Lbs actually.
This is just a quick note about a well known boat surveyor, David Pascoe, who has written some great articles over the years about boat design, construction materials and tips on buying boats.
In our recent article about the “fastest outboards” we had the Sutphen 21 featured and talked about what a great setup it is with a 200 or 250 outboard. Among the other boats on the list, it was one of the few that can be had in a sterndrive or an outboard.
The Wave to Wave Outboard buyers guide is focused on performance orientated outboards from the midsize horsepower range to the high horsepower range.
Blueprinting has been written about since the beginning of time or at least since the beginning of trying to make boats go faster.
In the automotive world we are firmly in the the electric revolution. But what does this mean for performance boats?
We covered some basics of steering systems for outboards and we will do the same in this article for sterndrives.
The most critical component in your performance boat is your steering. Your steering is critical to safety, performance and usability.
In the late 90s the EPA began to set goals for outboard marine engines that evolved around the same time they outlawed lead from gasoline.
As performance minded boaters, we have seen the slow demise of the small displacement, lightweight and powerful two stroke outboards.