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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Each year Congress authorizes the budget and overall spending level for the U.S. Coast Guard, which can have a direct effect on recreational boaters. Boat Owners Association of The United States applauds December 4’s passage of The Frank Lobiondo Coast Guard Authorization of Act of 2018, which offers new safety and

tags: Engines, Law & Politics

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Evinrude announced today that for the second year, it has received recognition as a Green Master, the highest sustainable business rating from the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council’s Green Masters Program. Recognizing sustainable actions by businesses from across the state of Wisconsin, the Green Masters Program works to

tags: Awards, Engines, Environmental Impact

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

With winter and boating down-time, it’s a good time to take stock of your boat’s powerplant and make some solid decisions for next season. Your outboard has powered your family boat faithfully with few mishaps for many years. Maybe yours is a lil’ kicker, a mid-sized 70-horse, or even a 200+ horsepower V-6

by: John Tiger

tags: Engines, Service & Repair

Friday, November 9, 2018

Evinrude announce today that it has partnered with Navico, the parent company of Lowrance, Simrad and B&G to create an integrated experience for consumers using the Lowrance and Simrad navigation and sonar products with Evinrude E-TEC G2 engines. Creating a seamless experience for Evinrude E-TEC G2 and Navico digital display

by: Evinrude

tags: Navigation, Software & Apps, Engines

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

After trying everything from double-dosing the remaining fuel with stabilizer to topping off the tank to paying to have a marina drain my boat’s gas tank dry for the off-season, I finally decided to follow the advice of a trusted friend and veteran Great Lakes marina operator and handled the task myself. I have found that the

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Do It Yourself (DIY), Engines, Fuel Treatments, Winterization

Monday, October 15, 2018

Your outboard needs water to keep it cool as it runs. How often do you check the “pee indicator” to ensure that the engine is pumping water? Salt, sand, mud, sticks, and other debris take their toll on the pump impeller, housing, and related parts. That’s why most outboard technicians recommend replacement every

by: John Tiger

tags: Do It Yourself (DIY), Engines, Service & Repair

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Evinrude, a global manufacturer of marine engines headquartered in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, recently received the ‘Business Friend of the Environment’ award presented by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, the state’s chamber of commerce and largest business trade association. Evinrude was recognized for their

tags: Awards, Engines, Environmental Impact

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The 2018 Innovation Awards, managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI), were presented at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) during the annual Industry Breakfast on Tuesday, October 2. Eight BWI judges with various technical

tags: Accessories, Awards, Boat Cover, Boat Docks, Decorative, Electronics, Engines, Events, Lighting, Propellers

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

By this time of year, we all typically have a list of the service we would like to have done on our boat before next season as well as a list of what we “have” to do. At times, our budget allows for all of these items to be accomplished; and often, not many at all. One thing we know is that if we provide pure fuel to our

tags: Engines, Fuel Treatments, Service & Repair

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

This year, I have encountered several boaters who were distressed that, after they launched for the season, they had to be hauled back out to rebuild carburetors and replace damaged valves and blown out gaskets. In each case, it was determined that when they filled their fuel tanks at the end of last season — which is

by: Capt. Fred Davis

tags: Engines, Law & Politics, Winterization