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For most people into performance boats, there is usually a person that is responsible for getting them involved, and more often than not, it is a family member. In Nick Petersen’s case, his grandfather and his dad would be responsible for his passion for going fast on the water
Checkmate boats has been a staple in the family performance boat game since 1963. Originally started by boat racer Bill Combs in Bucyrus Ohio, the company has laid it’s foundation in great design, value, and a variety of models
Sometimes, even a subtle advancement in technology can change the course of an industry. A simple shift can alter the course of design, and allow new ideas to grow. I think the new Mercury Racing 450R outboard achieves this type of shift change in the performance boating world
Recently, a reader sent me some information about repowering a very cool boat, with one of Mercury Racing’s latest engines. Chris Lamont has a beautiful Collins era Mirage that he has kept in excellent original condition.
I recently talked to Paul LoGiudice, Hustler’s VP of Sales and Marketing, in Miami about the Hustler lineup, and we ended up talking about their 221. He told me they have a brand new one in their shop they are getting ready to rig.
Since we are now in 2019, let’s take a look at, and rank the most innovative outboard engine companies of the year, what they can do better, and look ahead at what we might see this year.
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.
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.
For every restoration we feature there is always an underlying theme, a family project, a classic hull, or even a first time restoration. In this case, you could say all the boxes were checked. The 1976 Allison is a legendary hull, as almost any hull carrying the Allison nameplate is
There is something about driving a small lightweight hull that allows you to feel the water and experience the speed better than anything else. Riding a motorcycle is the closest comparison I can make.
As performance minded boaters, we have seen the slow demise of the small displacement, lightweight and powerful two stroke outboards.
Small sport boats are absolutely the best way to learn how to drive performance boats.