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Boating

November/December 2020

Boating is the world's foremost magazine for boating enthusiasts. Written by experts for those who love the sport, the editorial covers the waterfront -- from runabouts to sportfish convertibles to luxury showpieces, and everything in between.

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United States
Langue:
English
Éditeur:
Bonnier Corporation
Fréquence:
Monthly
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4 min.
installing an interceptor trim and stabilization system (part ii)

Installing an interceptor trim and stabilization system is not necessarily difficult, depending on how much access you have to the inner transom and wire runs. However, this Weekend Workbook does require a greater number of steps, and so we chose to cover it in two parts. This is Part II. Our first phase (boatingmag.com/interceptors-1) in the October 2020 issue covered installation of the Humphree X300 interceptors on a 27-foot runabout with a single sterndrive. Unlike conventional trim tabs, interceptors not only trim the bow down and correct for a list, they can also add stability and dampen pitch. They can do so automatically or manually, using advanced sensors, integrated microprocessors, and ultra-fast actuators driving the interceptors’ composite blades that deploy vertically to create hydrodynamic lift. Here, we will complete the project with…

3 min.
vhf antennas

The choice of antennas available for marine VHF radios is large and confusing. To squelch the noise and help you cut through the clutter when shopping for a marine VHF antenna, I’ve compiled a group of essential considerations for you to use. While not every facet of antenna selection is covered, the information presented here should help you make a good buying decision. LENGTH AND HEIGHT VHF range is determined by the height of both the transmitting and sending antennas. So, a taller antenna will provide more range—but doubling the antenna’s height doesn’t mean transmission is twice as far. Again, depending upon the height of the other antenna, the difference can be as much as 20 percent farther or a little as 5 percent, again depending upon the other boat or…

4 min.
boat of the year 2020 finalists

After testing scores of new-model boats in 2020, our editors chose what they deem the top five contenders for Boating’s Boat of the Year, the most prestigious award in recreational boating. For decades, Boating editors have awarded Boat of the Year status to just one boat. It is the boat—often called a “category killer”—that stands out more than any other boat in its niche as determined by extensive on-water testing, comparative analysis, and no shortage of heated debate among our team of boating experts. Which boat will be the 2020 Boat of the Year? One of these five, that’s for sure. Check the January/February 2021 issue of Boating or follow us on the web, social media or e-news, and be among the first to find out. NAUTIQUE G25 PARAGON Looks count! The Nautique G25…

5 min.
yamaha 275sd

Yamaha’s 275SD brings to the water a commanding length and a 9-foot beam, plus a dominating 500 hp to rocket across the waves. This twin-engine jet boat resides at the apex of Yamaha product design, featuring systems integration that makes it a pleasure to own, exciting to drive, easy to maintain, and reliable year after year. Let’s start with the DRiVE system. Yamaha took the process of docking, one of the hardest parts of piloting a jet boat, and made it simple and easy. Paddles on the steering wheel provide the ultimate in precision speed control and the ability to instantly shift from forward to reverse. The paddles fall under your fingertips on the wheel, the right paddle activating forward propulsion to 3,000 rpm, and the left triggering reverse propulsion to…

2 min.
pursuit s268 sport

Pursuit’s new S268 Sport delivers 5 gallons from a 4-gallon bucket. The S268 Sport boasts a bigger cockpit, bigger helm, 3 inches of additional beam, and 7 more inches of internal volume fore and aft. Additionally, Pursuit added 8 more inches of deck extension on each side of the twin 200 hp Yamaha outboards, making boarding safer and changing a prop easier while the boat is in the water. Bow seating with optional pivoting backrests and stowage underneath allows lounging while facing forward. Our test boat came fitted with a standard fiberglass hardtop with powder-coated frame, and a Makrolon polycarbonate windscreen. A tempered-glass windshield with wiper and washer ($2,130) is available. The foldaway transom seat boasts a raised backrest for more comfortable support than is typical. Most boxes and scuppers drain into…

3 min.
oxe diesel outboards

No company has more diesel outboards than OXE Marine from Sweden, with five horsepower ratings, including 125, 150, 175, 200 and 300 hp. Each features a horizontally mounted engine, versus the vertically oriented powerheads specially designed for most outboards (Seven Marine being a notable exception). “A horizontally mounted engine off ers inherently better lubrication and, as a result, a longer operating life,” says Pim Pelosi, chief marketing officer for OXE. Though the outboards are available to recreational boaters through a network of US dealers, the company is focusing on commercial fishing, law enforcement, rescue, military and towing, which demand long-term durability and are less price-sensitive. The 125 to 200 hp models utilize inline four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbo-charged diesel engines, while the 300 model sports an inline six-cylinder 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel powerplant from BMW. All…