BoatTEST.com Newsletter - 10/24/2007

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How to Select a CC Fishing Boat

Captain Robert Smith talks with a professional fisherman about what you should look for when researching your next center console purchase, here are some helpful hints to guide you in finding the boat that is best for you...Watch Video





E-TEC 225 H.O. I V6
In the wake of 4-stroke popularity, Evinrude continues the evolution of 2-stroke outboard power
A closer look under the cowling of a 225 H.O.

At a recent test of several Manitou pontoon boats, BoatTEST.com took a closer look at what makes the 225 H.O. E-TEC different.  If you would like to see for yourself  watch the video.




Garmin Touch-Screen Chartplotter

Garmin GPS Map 5012 is intuitive.

No confusing buttons! The GPSMAP 5012 features an unprecedented touch screen interface, along with a satellite-enhanced worldwide base map and a whopping 12.1" screen that makes navigation as easy as pointing your finger. By connecting to the Garmin Marine Network, you can add sonar, radar and weather. It is the simplest, most intuitive, user-friendly multi-function device on the market today…see video.


Blakes Paint
Prop Painting Made Simple

Don't let painting your prop be an issue. Blakes underwater primer comes in can form or aerosol application which makes prop painting an easy task. If applied correctly Blakes paint should give you a full season of use before having to reapply...see video






USCG Withdraws
Proposed Houseboat Propeller Guard Rule
NMMA worked with
USCG to evaluate
new safety measures


One of many propeller guard inventions.

The U.S. Coast Guard announced on October 18 in the Federal Register that propeller guards will not be required on all recreational houseboats. The USCG has been considering the matter for years and the prospect of mandatory guards on ALL propellers was at once time considered a serious possibility…read more




Most Innovative NEW Marine Products In 2007

A select few marine manufacturers were honored in October for innovative achievement by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) at the 17th annual International Boat Builders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) in Miami. 79 new products were entered in this year's IBEX Innovation Awards program. Most of the categories are for construction materials and components and are not available for consumer specification, however some of the awards deserve a boat buyer's attention.

Inboard Engine Category:
Cummins MerCruiser Diesel's Axius


Axius is a sterndrive package that uses twin, individually articulating MerCruiser Bravo III sterndrives with joystick technology…see videos, read more.

 

Electrical Systems Category:
ProSafe FS from ProMariner

ProSafe FS solves the most common forms of corrosion and zinc loss problems for boaters while the boat is connected to AC power…read more.

Hardware Fittings Category:
Skylon's Airlock Wakeboard Rack
 

Wakeboarders have been looking for a way to prevent damage to their boards from vibration and to safely and securely carry them in racks…the solution is here

Mechanical Systems Category: Dometic Turbo AC System 

Dometic is an Italian company that is now the 800-lb gorilla in marine air conditioning world-wide. Its engineers have re-invented the self-contained air conditioning unit that is ideal for small boats. This is big news …read all about it.

OEM Electronics/Electrical Category: EvrSafe Toxic Gas Sensor

EvrSafe Marine Technologies new EvrSafe ISS 1040 is a multi-toxic gas sensory device that can simultaneously detect gases such as carbon monoxide, butane, LPG, nitrogen dioxide or hydrocarbons via a single sensor…please read

Outboard Engine Category:
Yamaha F350 V-8

Yamaha is the first company to build a Four Stroke V-8 outboard engine, and it opens up all sorts of exciting opportunities for larger fishing and cruising boats…see video, read more.

 

Environmental Award: Ocean Equipment's Deck Filler Gauge.

This product enables boat owners to see a digital indication of tank levels right at the point of filling! No more embarrassing fuel pollution mess…read more.



BoatTESTSTORE has the Interesting Holiday Gift 


There is nothing on the market like this! The TailGator appeals to boaters who enjoy the “Good Life”. Sporting a 25cc, 2 ¼ hp, gas-powered engine, the TailGator's combination of power, value and quality has no peer. And, it doesn't have any of the restrictions associated with your average blender.

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* Instant Magnet for Attention
* Ultimate Party Starter
* Extreme Versatility
* Blended Drinks and Eats on Demand
* Be the Envy of Every Outdoor Activity List
* Everyone Should Have One 

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Four Winns V258
Pocket Cruiser
Gets 2.3 MPG


Four Winns transforms weekend cruising on a 26-footer into an enjoyable experience for the family.


NepToon 23 Fish TT JC Pontoon Marries Fishing and Cruising in Their Latest Triple Tube


Three pontoons add both buoyancy and stability, but the real secret to the rigidity of JC's boats is in the U-shaped cross section of their pontoons.


Glastron's DX 235 Fully Loaded Deckboat


The DX 235 offers a great combination of space, style and performance.

The DX 235 from Glastron reflects the latest thinking in deckboat design and engineering. She's a good choice for people looking for an attractive and sporty deckboat with a lot of features at a great price. Watch the video.



New Bayliners
Don't Look Like Old Bayliners

Look at our video of the 205 to see what we mean.

When you first look at the new 205, the last thing you expect to see on the name plate is Bayliner.  Everywhere we looked we found thoughtful, usable dry storage and each item had a designated storage location. One of the updates we liked most was the use of good-quality upholstery throughout the interior to add to the new look and feel as well as a generous use of stainless steel accents from bow to stern. Don't take our word for it, see for yourself by watching the video …see video


Rescue of the Week

2 Die As Skipper Ignores Tug Lights and Horn Blasts Headboat Captain saves 2 fishermen then rescues a windsurfer at 2 am Sunday ***Only in New York!***

What seems obvious in daylight looks quite different in the black of night with many lights on shore. At night a tug's running lights indicate a barge in tow.

A 24' Baha Cruisers walkaround fishing boat capsized after turning into a tugboat's tow cable, killing two passengers on Saturday night, Oct. 20, in Ambrose Channel south of the Verrazano Bridge on the approach to New York Harbor around 10:54 pm. The boat's skipper/owner, Roland Angnali, 61, apparently ignored the tugboat's warning blasts from its horn and its light shining on the cable, the Coast Guard said. To find out what happened, why two men lived and two died, and about the thanks a Good Samaritan got from a stranded windsurfer…click here.


Tournament News
$500,000 Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Shoot-Out in Biloxi
50 Teams Ready Nov. 2-4 Weigh-In for 75K Top Prize

The Kingfish Series is just one of many promoted by Wal-Mart FLW Outdoors.



3 Destroyers
Sink In Typhoon

Was "Bull" Halsey a Turkey?

If you grew up watching weekly episodes of "Victory at Sea" then you may not know that the worst drubbing the US Navy got in the Pacific in WWII was an encouter with Typhoon Cobra on December 18, 1944.  On that day three destroyers, 146 planes and 790 men were lost.
This is an episode in Naval history that the Navy would like to sweep under the paperwork, if not forget altogether. The recently published "Halsey's Typhoon" is a well-researched and griping tale of three ships turning turtle and sinking. To find out what happened, why, and who was at fault --Buy the book!

"Halsey's Typhoon" is BoatTEST.com Recommended-- click here to order.




Taylor Made Boat Covers
At Discount Price


     

Taylor Made offers a style of boat cover to fit every boat, and each cover is made with the finest quality fabrics and craftsmanship. Taylor Made products offer a variety of different ways to protect your boat from the elements. They pride themselves in having the ability to make and ship your boat cover within 5 business days.
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