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How Internal Combustion Engines Work:
The Difference Between
2 and 4-Stroke Outboards

How Internal Combustion Engines Work
Most people don’t really understand how 2 and 4-stroke engines work, but our new video will make it clear.

Because so many boaters are a little vague as to exactly how 2-stroke and 4-stroke engines work, we decided to make an animated video explaining the details of each. The video depicts each stage of the power-producing process. The animated story takes just 3 minutes, and after watching it, everyone should be an expert on the two alternative concepts. In fact, there are important differences between 2 and 4-stroke engines – and every outboard buyer should know what they are. See it now...

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Captain's Report

Beneteau Oceanis 35.1:
Making the Dream Affordable

Beneteau Oceanis 35.1
Beneteau Oceanis 35.1

The Beneteau Oceanis 35.1 has twin wheels, making it easy to sit on the windward or leeward rail and steer. Its twin rudders add an important safety factory in blustery conditions. Hard chines add a bit of extra stability when heeled as well as adding more space belowdecks. Most important of all, perhaps, is that she is affordable, putting the dream within the reach of most serious sailors. Beneteau will help secure financing. Read up on all her features here...

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Test Video

Absolute Navetta 73:
Twin 1,000-hp Pod Drives, 17.3 Knot Cruise

Absolute Navetta 73
Absolute Navetta 73

The Absolute Navetta 73 has Kevlar and carbon fiber used above the deck level to maintain strength while minimizing weight, and she's the first yacht to be powered by the new Volvo Penta IPS1350s at 1000-hp each. The big engines are relatively fuel efficient – range at 1000 rpm and 8.7 knots is more than 900 NM, while at 2000 rpm she cruises at 17.3 knots. Learn all about Absolute’s flagship here...

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Test Video

Boston Whaler 230 Vantage:
Multi-Mission DC Ready for All Sports

Boston Whaler 230 Vantage
Boston Whaler 230 Vantage

Though all Whalers are equipped for serious fishing, the Boston Whaler 230 Vantage comes about as close to a runabout as this venerable company is ever likely to build. The roomy dual console is designed to do everything from serious coastal fishing to leisurely cruising, sunning, on-board entertaining, and watersports. The 8'6" (2.59 m) beam is carried well forward, adding some added usable lounging space at the bow, and her 20-degree deadrise at the transom and sharp forward entry smooths the ride in a chop. Check out the details here...

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Captain's Report

Galeon 560 Skydeck:
Sleek Express Cruiser w/Skydeck Views

Galeon 560 Skydeck
Galeon 560 Skydeck

The Galeon 560 Skydeck has the sporty lines of a hardtop express, plus a sun pad and mini helm on the rooftop, a.k.a. “Skydeck.” The whole idea is to give the boat a sleeker profile, while also letting the salon benefit from a sunroof forward. Her low air draft also makes her able to cruise many of Europe’s canals and rivers that would otherwise be inaccessible for vessels with more conventional flying bridges. Have a closer
look here...

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Dealer Spotlight

Cobequid Mountain Sports in Collingwood Corner,
Nova Scotia, Canada

dealer spotlight
The 2018 Manitou 25 Legacy SHP 575 Dual Engine is available at Cobequid Mountain Sports and comes standard with a Bimini top, a Simrad Go 7 Smart Screen, and a Deluxe Kicker KMC10 Bluetooth Stereo.

Cobequid Mountain Sports has built its reputation over the past 50 years on customer service and finding new and innovative ways to provide the best experience possible for its customers. The Cobequid team is constantly researching and studying to ensure it remains experienced and knowledgeable on the newest and most up-to-date products and technology. Take a look at some of its most popular brands...


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