...But, Will the Industry
A picture from the "E
Dock & Friends Soulful Boating" community page. This is a Detroit yacht club
with a long list of activities.
Why Does Bologna
Reject the Grinder?
Why some boats and engines are not tested by BoatTEST.com.
Not all boats are created
equal -- and they all need a 3rd party examination. After all, anyone can build
Every week readers write in to ask us why we don’t
test this boat or that engine. Years ago we would respond that such-and-such a company
probably hadn’t heard of our service, or they had heard but they thought no one
used the Internet to do buying research. These days there are very few boat builders
in the world who haven’t heard of BoatTEST, and only the dimmest of bulbs in the
marine business still think the Internet is a gimcrack. To find out what is going on…crank this grinder
The Samurai Navy
The Japanese Navy now
strikes fear in the hearts of seamen everywhere.
The Japanese destroyer
Gaining in Popularity
The word is spreading that
the Caravelle 232 is
a serious contender.
With 100% wood-free construction
Caravelle’s 232 is light and fast.
Just Say “No”
16 people died last Wednesday due to overloading.
This scene looks like
fun but virtually every boat is overloaded. Most people have no concept of what
overloading is or can do.
16 people were killed after a boat sank last Wednesday
night in a lake near the Albanian capital Tirana. Among the dead, are five-year
old twins, whose birthday was being celebrated when the boat capsized and sank.
For the rest of the story…read on
24 Boats &
Engines Recalled in Last
Pass the word among your friends who may own products
on this list.
Keeping boating fun and
safe requires the vigilance of everyone. Check the list,
your boat or engine might be on it.
BoatTEST.com will now publish a monthly update of all
USCG recalls. Boating safety is everyone's business. Following are all of the published
recalls back to February 2007. To see recalls...read more
Center Console Owners Want Engine Choice!
Consumers want fuel efficiency and high-speed, too!
CC owners want it all:
engine choice, speed
and fuel efficiency.
In the beginning, center console buyers bought the
boat and selected any outboard they wanted. Then, the industry changed.
According to our survey, our readers would prefer the good old days. Read more…
Everything the Samurai Navy wanted to know about docking
but was afraid to ask.
Capt. Ron smokes his joystick
and docks with only one eye.
Tilt-up seat backs in
the transom seat sets
the 230 Dauntless apart.
When the rear seat is not in use, the back folds down
and makes a large casting platform. Forward, a strut allows seat backs to face forward.
These two innovations add both utility and comfort. Kudos to Boston Whaler's new
Learn more about Boston
Passes Sea Trials
The new USCG 45 rescue
boats is all aluminum and is powered by twin diesels
The Response Boat-Medium (RB-M) was launched at Commencement
Bay in Tacoma, WA and completed a successful Builder's Trials on March 3. It is
expected to be the primary non-heavy weather, multi-mission capable boat for the
U.S. Coast Guard. To find out more…read on