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Maintenance Matters

  Maintenance Matters by Ted Lund Regular maintenance is critical for the continued proper operation of any engine — outboard, inboard, or otherwise. Add in the fact that an outboard operates under some of the harshest environmental conditions imaginable, and maintenance becomes even more critical. High load, high-RPM operation, extreme temperatures, high moisture, and periods […]

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Couple Glad They Passed on Gas

  Couple Glad They Passed on Gas   Electric motors for boats have taken giant leaps in performance over the past few years; your grandpa’s trolling motor was the predecessor of high-tech electric outboards that deliver power and speed equivalent to a small combustion engine with none of the inconvenience. German company Torqeedo produces some […]

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MANNERS FOR MARINERS

  MANNERS FOR MARINERS   Play Well with Others The boating lifestyle has its own set of official rules that we’ve covered in previous editions of the Boater’s Log series. In addition to the governmental mandates, a big part of being a safe, responsible boater is becoming familiar with the fundamentals of nautical courtesies. We’re […]

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The Skinny on Jack Plates

  The Skinny on Jack Plates BOATER’S LOG VOL. 6, NO. 7 Should Your Skiff Have One? If you run any kind of skiff or bass boat in shallow water, consider this column a must-read. Electro-hydraulic jack plates are add-on brackets that provide two more adjustability dimensions to your outboard engine trim: straight up and […]

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