Yamaha WakeBooster | Sea Ray L590 Fly | Galeon 405 HTS - 10/11/2018
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Yamaha WakeBooster:
Shaping the Perfect Surfing Wake

Yamaha WakeBooster
Yamaha WakeBooster

The Yamaha WakeBooster is an inventive add-on that mounts in minutes on the swim platform of the Yamaha 242 Limited S E-Series to create the perfect wake for surfing, with a steep wall and a well-defined curl that eases the ride even for less experienced surfers. The device includes a package complete with Slingshot wakeboard and towline. More...

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Sea Ray L590 Fly:
Good Value for a Large Yacht

Sea Ray L590 Fly
Sea Ray L590 Fly

The master suite on the Sea Ray L590 Fly has the berth offset on the diagonal to allow dropping the center part of the deck below the stringers, increasing headroom. An L-shaped settee lies to port, and the 40-inch flatscreen is standard. The large hullside windows have an opening port. She also has a roomy VIP at the bow and a twin cabin amidships. More...

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Galeon 405 HTS:
Cruising and Entertaining Panache

Galeon 405 HTS
Galeon 405 HTS

The Galeon 405 HTS, powered with twin 370-hp Volvo Penta diesel engines, has a best cruise speed of 31.9 mph at 3000 rpm getting 26.6 gph (100.7 lph). She is built in the Gdansk Shipyard in Poland, and is marketed in the Western Hemisphere by MarineMax. The builder has become famous for its innovations and quality fit-and-finish. More...

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Robalo R242EX:
Multi-Mission Mid-Range Center Console

Robalo R242EX
Robalo R242EX

With a sharp forward entry and plenty of freeboard plus a variable V-bottom culminating in a 22-degree deadrise at the transom, the Robalo R242EX is ready to head offshore for a day of serious fishing, but she’s also equipped for family fun inshore when that’s the mission. The bow area has full cushions, removable backrests, a movable table for lunch, and a sun pad option. More...

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Captain's Report

SUN TRACKER® FISHIN' BARGE® 24 XP3:
Versatile Tri-Toon for Lakes/Rivers

SUN TRACKER FISHIN' BARGE 24 XP3
SUN TRACKER® FISHIN' BARGE® 24 XP3

The pop-up changing station on the SUN TRACKER® FISHIN' BARGE® 24 XP3 allows a private space to get into dry clothes after a swim. She rides on three 26” pontoons, giving her greater load capacity and better performance than lower-priced models with two smaller pontoons. Four fishing seats, rod racks, and two livewells make her ready for anglers, and she’s pre-wired for a bowmount trolling motor. More...

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How Does that Red “Distress” Button Work on My VHF?

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Fixed-mount VHFs may have a built-in GPS receiver, but others, such as this ICOM IC-M506, need to be connected to the boat’s GPS system.

Understanding how a VHF works is a key part of being safe on the water, and a big part of that is the one-touch DSC distress button featured on today’s radios. One critical aspect of the Distress button is that it won’t work right out of the box – the boat owner must program the radio properly. Many search-and-rescue professionals are surprised at how few people take this critical, potentially life-saving step. Learn more about it here...



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