What’s Wrong with Your Prop? | New Jeanneau NC 1095 | Boston Whaler 270 Vantage - 11/07/2018
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Jeanneau NC 1095:
New 35’ Cruiser w/3 Cabins
and Twin OB Power

Jeanneau NC 1095
Jeanneau NC 1095

The Jeanneau NC 1095 is a new outboard-powered model from the French builder, and she is able to handle up to twin 300s and deliver speeds over 40 mph. Her asymmetrical layout includes a walkway to the bow on the starboard side, as well as a sliding door adjacent to the helm to allow the operator to assist in docking. The forward sun pad converts into dual chaise lounges. More...

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Test Video

Sea Ray 400 Sundancer:
Dry, Solid Ride When It’s Rough

Sea Ray 400 Sundancer
Sea Ray 400 Sundancer

With hard chines carried all the way to the bow and lots of freeboard forward, the Sea Ray 400 Sundancer delivers a dry, solid ride in rough water, and the 17-degree deadrise at the transom provides economical fuel burn at planing speeds, and added stability. Large hull-side windows brighten up the two staterooms belowdecks, while the tint ensures privacy. More...

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New Test Video

Mercury V-8 FourStroke Series:
New 4.6L Engine Has Many Features

Mercury V-8 FourStroke Series
Mercury V-8 FourStroke Series

The Mercury 4.6L V-8 FourStroke is a brand-new design that uses a naturally aspirated powerhead with a computer-controlled electronic throttle to dial in the power when it’s needed throughout the rpm range. She has numerous user-friendly features such as her oil dip stick and fill accessible through a hatch in the cowl, and more available Amps for charging than other engines in class. More...

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Features and Layout Video

Boston Whaler 270 Vantage:
Versatile DC Ready for Watersports, Fishing

Boston Whaler 270 Vantage
Boston Whaler 270 Vantage

The Boston Whaler 270 Vantage is a dual console that can be used by the whole family for any number of watersports activities. Note the height of the safety-glass windshield. The windshield wiper is standard while the stainless steel windshield header is optional, as is the hardtop. Twin Mercury 225s delivered a WOT of 47.2 mph. More...

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Test Video

Formula 290 Bowrider:
53.0 MPH w/Twin 320-hp Mercury 377 MAGs

Formula 290 Bowrider
Formula 290 Bowrider

Powered with twin 320-hp Mercury 377 MAGs, the Formula 290 Bowrider delivers the performance that’s a company trademark, with a top speed of 53.0 mph in our tests. She also displays the characteristic Formula eye appeal via the flawless clear-coat painted hull, plenty of polished stainless steel hardware, and an elevated level of fit and finish throughout. More...

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Prop Basics

Do Your Props Have the Right Cup, Rake, Slip, Pitch & Hub?

prop basics
Not all props are the same, just as boats have some variance.

What most boaters understand about their props could fit in a cavitation bubble – most leave the knowledge to the experts. While that’s wise when it comes to figuring out what a boat needs, it’s always good to approach the conversation with a baseline grasp of the terminology. Learn how to talk about prop geometry here...


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