How to Prepare for a Hurricane | Sea Ray 190 SPX | REGENCY® 220 LE3 Sport - 06/12/2018
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Safety Tip

How Do I Prepare My Boat for a Hurricane?

Have a Hurricane Plan
A trifecta of hurricanes Sept. 7, 2017 as seen at 11:15 am from a NOAA satellite: (left to right) Katia, Irma, and Jose.

With today’s advanced warnings of approaching hurricanes thanks to NOAA and other satellite tracking, boaters now have more time to prepare for storms than ever before. We are told the possible tracks, intensity and near-precise time it will come ashore. There is now no excuse for not being fully prepared as in most cases boaters have more than a week of warning before a major hurricane hits. But for the best chance to avoid damage, preparation must begin long before a hurricane comes. Find out how to prepare...

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Test Video

Boston Whaler 250 Outrage:
Engineering & Building Done Right

Boston Whaler 250 Outrage
The mechanical space for the Boston Whaler 250 Outrage.

The Boston Whaler 250 Outrage is one of the workhorses of the lineup. This boat has been refined, redesigned, and updated over the years to fit the times and the state of center console art. Look at the mechanical space just forward of the transom in the image above. Note how carefully everything is laid out, how much room there is around each piece of equipment, how accessible the through-hulls, sea strainers and pumps are. It is one of the very best executions we have seen of this area in class. Find out all about her here...

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Captain's Report

Galeon 445 HTS:
An Emphasis on Utility

Galeon 445 HTS
Galeon 445 HTS

There are a number of things done differently in the Galeon 445 HTS, and the wrap-around seating on the aft deck is one of them, as pictured above. Note the hardware in the deck that can hold a large table for al fresco dining. Without the table, the space is ideal for a cocktail party or just for hanging out while at anchor. Find out what else is different...

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Test Video

REGENCY® 220 LE3 Sport:
Tritoon w/Substantial Build Quality

REGENCY 220 LE3 Sport
REGENCY® 220 LE3 Sport

In our opinion, the REGENCY® 220 LE3 Sport is one of the best-built pontoon boats on the market. A good case in point can be seen the image above, showing how the three pontoons are connected to the boat’s deck. Most builders use what are known as “M” brackets that are relatively narrow and thin. This boat’s brackets are wide and robust. Find out other reasons why we find this pontoon boat compelling...

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Test Video

Sea Ray SPX 190:
Edgy Bowrider Ready for Tow Sports

Sea Ray SPX 190
Sea Ray SPX 190

The Sea Ray SPX 190 has an available tower that can be ordered separately or as part of the Elevation Package. It comes with board racks, and the tow point is 6’6” (1.98 m) off the deck. Powered with a single 200-hp MerCruiser 4.5L engine, she planed in just 3.7 seconds, and top speed was 47.5 mph. Her price is competitive. See all her features...

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Dealer Spotlight

Thayer’s Marine in Norwich, CT

dealer spotlight
Thayer’s marine is featuring this week
the all-new 2018 Ranger 2080MS Angler rigged
with an Evinrude E-TEC 250 H.O.

Thayer’s Marine is one of the highest-rated boat dealers in Connecticut and throughout New England, with CSI scores in the upper 95th percentile. It has earned such positive assessments by offering high-quality boats, engines, marine products, and services all at reasonable prices. Read more on why Thayer’s Marine is so highly esteemed...

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