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Thursday, April 11, 2019

At the risk of self-promotion (wife promotion?), this writer’s wife and partner, Laura Tiger, certainly fills a unique niche in the boating world. Our little business in Virginia Beach restores and rebuilds two-stroke outboards. Not antiques or show engines usually, though we do a few custom special (race and classic) engines

by: John Tiger

tags: Engines, Service & Repair, Women in Boating

Friday, March 22, 2019

AMF Marine – a division of Alum Metal Fab, LLC and located in Valley View, OH – is owned and operated by Nick Shirk, an avid boater and outdoorsman. His extensive knowledge of fabrication and engineering has allowed him to expand his marine product line globally and offer many services. Swim Platforms AMF Marine currently

tags: Accessories, Engines, Flooring

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Are you a do-it-yourselfer that just needs help finding a part? Or do you need a professional to take care of it for you? Spring is on its way and we only have a few weeks left to get things completed before the launch period. No matter if you need supplies and parts, a little guidance, or want to schedule a tech to take care of your

by: Jeff Wilson, Co-Owner & General Manager of Marine Tech Concepts

tags: Engines, Spring Commissioning

Friday, March 8, 2019

Consumers who purchase and take delivery of eligible Evinrude E-TEC engines during the Perfect 10 Sales Event will qualify for a 10-year, non-declining, 100% factory-backed extended service coverage valued at up to $5,500 (USD). Customers repowering with Evinrude E-TEC engines will receive 7-year factory backed coverage and free

tags: Engines, Promotions & Giveaways

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Evinrude, the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) and the National Marine Distributors Association (NMDA) announced today that Evinrude will donate two million dollars’ worth of Evinrude ETEC G2 3.4L V6 outboard engines to the ABYC Foundation supporting next generation marine technician training. The donation, which is the

tags: Charity, Education, Engines

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: Engines, Navigation, Software & Apps

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