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Monday, March 23, 2020

As time and technology move further along, boaters with older engines are faced with repair-or-replace decisions when their older outboards need repair, become less reliable, or stop working altogether. What to do? New engines are often prohibitively expensive. Even a mid-sized outboard (90-140hp) will easily top $10 large rigged and

by: John Tiger

tags: Engines, Retrofitting

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Mercury Racing and Sea Ray, both part of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC), each won an NMMA Innovation Award at the 2020 Miami International Boat Show. Mercury Racing was honored for its 450R engine in the outboard category while Sea Ray won an award for its groundbreaking SLX-R 400e outboard which debuted at CES earlier this year.

tags: Awards, Boat Show, Engines, South Coast

Monday, February 17, 2020

The new Mercury Racing 60R outboard is a brilliant performance solution for technical flats skiffs. The only outboard in its class with a 15-inch midsection, the Mercury Racing 60R fits perfectly on the transom of these compact performance skiffs and offers the added benefits of a high-thrust gearcase. This lightweight, compact

tags: Engines, Racing

Friday, February 14, 2020

Volva Penta announces the start of production and assembly of Seven Marine outboards in Lexington, Tennessee facility.

tags: Engines, Beyond the Lakes, Company Expansions

Monday, February 3, 2020

The modern screw propeller was invented by John Patch as a double bladed, fan shaped device. It propelled his boat across the harbor in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, in the summer of 1833 using a hand-cranked propeller shaft. This inboard propeller shaft configuration continued to be used with the development of engine powered boats,

by: Professionals of Henry H. Smith Co.

tags: Engines, Propellers

Friday, January 31, 2020

Nothing gets folks going like reading about the biggest and baddest – the largest outboards available. Even if most will never own one of these giants, it’s fun and exciting to read about them. Analogy-wise, it’s like drooling over Porsches and BMWs in the car enthusiast magazines while you drive a Kia. You can

by: John Tiger

tags: Engines

Thursday, January 30, 2020

At this year’s METSTRADE in Amsterdam, Netherlands, the Lowrance Ghost freshwater trolling motor won the DAME Design Award in the ‘Machinery, Propulsion, Mechanical and Electrical Systems and Fitting’ category. What does that mean for you? It means that this winter, while you are daydreaming about this coming fishing

tags: Engines, Fishing

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Lowrance®, a world-leader in fishing electronics since 1957, announced today that the newly released Ghost Freshwater Trolling Motor was recently selected as Best New Electronics – Marine and Best New Fishing Product at the Big Rock Sporting Goods Show. The recent awards add to the list of impressive accolades that Ghost has

tags: Awards, Electronics, Engines, Events, Fishing

Monday, January 27, 2020

We’ve all seen the old photos of the original outboard engines. Invented by Ole Evinrude in 1906, Ole built the first prototype and after seeing it for the first time, his fiancée, Bess, said that it looked like a coffee grinder. The first 1 1/2 horsepower Evinrude motor weighed 62 pounds and sold for $62. That was a lot

by: Jordan Balbresky

tags: Engines

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Mercury Marine introduces their new tiller addressing consumer demand for a more ergonomic and versatile solution.

tags: Engines, Fishing