Outboard Trolling-Speed Efficiency: 2-Stroke vs. 4-Stroke | Greenline 39 Solar - 06/19/2018
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Trolling Speed Efficiency:
2-Stroke vs. 4-Stroke?

Trolling Speed Efficiency
The Evinrude E-TEC G2 is now the only large 2-stroke sold in the U.S., as both Yamaha and Mercury have bowed out of that competition. Yamaha and three other brands build 4-stroke engines exclusively.

A BoatTEST.com member recently asked, “What type of engine is better for running at extended trolling speeds, a 2-stroke like an Evinrude, or a 4-stroke? The older 2-strokes used to ‘load up’ when you trolled for long periods and drivers would have to blow them out once in a while.” Take a look and see what our testing has discovered...

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Greenline 39 Solar:
Coastal Cruising & Quiet Anchoring

Greenline 39 Solar
Greenline 39 Solar

The Greenline 39 Solar has some advanced power-management tools that let the large solar panels on her hardtop work with high-capacity batteries to serve as the electrical supply. Know what that means? Household appliances running on 110-volt current with no genset. And if that sounds good, imagine nightlong air-conditioning at anchor without a generator. Learn more here...

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Glastron GTS 225:
Sporty Bowrider w/Stable Hull

Glastron GTS 225
Glastron GTS 225

The sportier version of Glastron’s 22’ (6.71 m) bowrider, the GTS 225 features bold graphics and an upgraded upholstery package. We tested her with a MerCruiser 300 with a Bravo 3 sterndrive equipped with contrarotating propellers and recorded snappy 3.6-second hole-shot times as well as a top speed of 48.6 mph. See what the Super Stable Vee (SSV) hull design has to offer...

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Monte Carlo Yachts 105:
Layouts Limited Only by Imagination

Monte Carlo Yachts 105
Monte Carlo Yachts 105

The MCY 105 from Monte Carlo Yachts showcases the builder’s ability to tailor a yacht to owner specification of interior color choices, fabrics, and materials to create a feast for the senses. But this is true semi-custom construction, where the layout can change, including moving many bulkheads on the lower deck for real flexibility. Of course, MCY provides some suggested layouts too. Have a look at the possibilities...

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MAKO® Pro 19 Skiff CC:
Economical Shallow-Draft Angler

MAKO Pro 19 Skiff CC
MAKO® Pro 19 Skiff CC

With broad casting platforms forward and aft and a hull draft of just 9 inches, the MAKO® Pro 19 Skiff CC is designed for anglers who love to prowl the backcountry. At a base price of $22,995 with a 115-hp Mercury FourStroke and galvanized trailer, she's an economical way to get on the water. Check out her fishing features and performance...

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Dealer Spotlight

The Sportsman
in San Benito, TX

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The Shallow Sport 18 Sport drifts like a dream, can be easily poled across the flats, and delivers the smooth dry ride that Shallow Sport boats are known for.

The Sportsman is one of the largest dealers in south Texas and for the past 60 years has specialized in shallow-draft bay fishing boats. Its efforts are recognized not only by eager flats fishermen who travel from all states along the Gulf Coast, but also by the industry. It has received the coveted Top 100 Dealers Award from Boating Industry magazine annually since its inception. Check out how The Sportsman has come to earn its reputation...

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Based on the feedback we’ve been getting about BoatTEST.com's Video Boating Course it’s clearly not only for beginners, but also for veteran boaters as well. Perhaps that is why the NMMA started promoting the course after just one look. It's the most complete boating course available… period. Order your 4-disc box set...

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