Sea Ray 350 Coupe | Launching Video | Hatteras GT54 - 04/16/2019
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Sea Ray Sundancer 350 Coupe:
Dayboat Entertaining Platform w/Watersport Capabilities

Sea Ray Sundancer 350 Coupe
Sea Ray Sundancer 350 Coupe

The Sea Ray Sundancer 350 Coupe has an enclosed helm area with optional 16,000 BTU heat and A/C as well as a gas generator to make her a three-season family cruiser. Cruising canvas can be installed to keep the bridge deck snug. The helm area also has a fresh air vent, a retractable sunroof in the hardtop and sliding vent side windows to provide a breeze when desired. She can sleep four below, plus two on a convertible in the salon, allowing her to fill a niche between large bowriders and bigger express cruisers. She is both small and agile enough for family tow sports. More...

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Grady-White Express 370:
Full Amenities for Overnighting & Offshore Angling

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Grady-White Express 370

The Grady-White Express 370 offers the advantage of an outboard-powered express cabin boat with Grady-White’s SeaV2© hull for those days when seas are really rough. Her cabin includes a full galley, refrigerator/freezer, dinette, 28” (71 cm) flat screen TV and stereo. There are dedicated berths forward and aft, and the dinette converts so she can sleep six. Air conditioning is also standard, including vents at the helm. She’s truly ready to overnight with the family as well as bust far offshore for billfish and tuna. More...

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TRACKER® Pro Team™ 195 TXW:
Competitive Pricing in a Full-Featured Bass Rig

TRACKER® Pro Team™ 195 TXW
TRACKER® Pro Team™ 195 TXW

The TRACKER® Pro Team™ 195 TXW is a full-featured tournament bass boat that won’t break the bank. At a base price of $25,695, she includes Mercury 115 FourStroke, a MinnKota 24-volt trolling motor, Lowrance Hook 5 Sonar/GPS at the bow and on the console, and a single-axle trailer. Upgrade to the 150 Mercury Pro XS FourStroke, as we did for our test run ($2,800), and she tops out at 57.9 mph. Locking aluminum rod and gearboxes mean gear is safe on board and the lighted 27-gallon (102 L) livewell keeps the catch alive and healthy on the ride to the weigh-in. More...

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All About Pumps:
Go with the Flow

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Become better prepared to pursue boating with these pump particulars.

A 1” (2.54 cm) hole in your hull 5” (12.7 cm) below the waterline will let in about 2,600-gph. That’s an impressive fact for the many of us who have a single 2,000 gph pump in our bilge. Learn the basics of replacing your stock pumps for bilge, washdown, fishbox and livewell with quality, high-volume pumps you can depend on to keep your bait healthy as well as your boat clean and afloat. More...

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Hatteras GT54:
A Seat with a View/Quick Access to Rods

Hatteras GT54
Hatteras GT54

The mezzanine is an important perch in any offshore trolling boat and the Hatteras GT54 offers a classic design. The elevated seating provides a good view of the baits being trolled and two-second access to the rods when a fish is on. Under the seating, owners can have almost anything they want installed including bait freezers, cold plates, insulated ice chests or storage. The starboard end of this seat flips up to provide entry to the engine room. A mounting plate is laminated into the sole for an aftermarket fighting chair and there is adequate clearance for mates to pass from side to side and guide the chair in the heat of action. In-deck, twin fishboxes handle the catch and a re-circulating livewell in the transom holds the bait. More...

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Formula 430 Super Sport Crossover:
Fast Express Cruiser w/Bow Seating

Formula 430 Super Sport Crossover
Formula 430 Super Sport Crossover

With 1600 outboard horses hanging on her stern, the Formula 430 Super Sport Crossover is predictably fast with a top speed of 64.2 mph in our tests. The outboard muscle also means there’s more storage space available within since no engine room is necessary. She also functions as a large and very seaworthy bowrider as well as a comfortable weekend cruiser with accommodations for four. Note the rack for standup paddleboards on the large swim platform and the standard power sunroof. More...

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Trailering Tips

Boat Launching & Reloading Simplified

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Learn how to launch your boat with this short video.

Captain Steve takes the sturm und drang out of boat launching in this short video. It all seems very simple, but it is important to stay cool, calm and collected in order to remember all of the little details. Beginners should just write the steps on a 3 x 5 card until they have it down pat. They should also remember not to be too proud to try a second or third time. More...



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