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Boating July/August 2018

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
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Bonnier Corporation
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sundry boats aplenty

SOFT TOUCHYou’d be hard-pressed to find a more ubiquitous marine accessory than the fender. Check out some buying tips on page 46.In the beginning, boating and boats were much more homogenous than they are today. Boats came in small sizes and had outboards, and they came in larger sizes and had inboards. A yacht possessed twin engines, likely of the diesel persuasion. Kayaks were known but uncommon. Later on, the sterndrive came along and vied with the outboard for the affections of owners of smaller boats.Boats tended to all look the same in the past. At the least, they looked related. The teak step pad on the gunwale of the runabout mirrored the teak cockpit sole of the cruiser. The vent hole cut into the ski boat’s glove compartment door…

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capt. trey and alyssa hill

It takes a certain kind of person to go boating in Alaska, and an even heartier soul to take care of Alaska’s boaters. So when Trey and Alyssa Hill opened Alaska’s first Sea Tow, we took notice.What made you decide to open Alaska’s first Sea Tow?One day I was out boating with my wife. Our 26-foot Bayliner broke down 17 miles or so out of Homer Harbor in Bear Cove. There wasn’t much we could do for help. We wound up calling a water taxi. Later, my mechanic said, “I can’t believe there is not a Sea Tow in Homer or south-central Alaska.” That was it.Most people see Alaskan waters on Deadliest Catch. What’s it like for recreational boaters?Every summer, people come from all over the world to explore. Our…

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speed and performance

(PHOTO: COURTESY MERCURY MARINE)1. What is the least expensive (and likely best enhancement) performance modification you can make to your boat?A. A new, better propellerB. Engine modificationsC. A jack plateD. Blueprinting the hull2. Can today’s four-stroke and direct-injection two-stroke outboards be modified for more horsepower and performance?A. Not legally; EPA regulations prohibit changing anything on these engines because it will affect emissions.B. Yes, as long as you clear it with your state’s environmental board.C. No. The engine’s electronic control unit (ECU) prohibits this.D. None of the above3. Will a nose cone addition to the gear case help gain speed?A. Yes, it’s a wise investment for those looking to go faster.B. Not always; in many cases, the added drag of the cone can actually cause a loss of speed.C. Only in…

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waterproof speakers

SPORT IIThe smallest, most portable oneEXTREMEThe one with the biggest soundBOOM 2The one with 360-degree soundAOMAIS SPORT IITHE BOOM: The smallest of the three, it can fit in the pocket of your cargo shorts. It’s rated IPX7, making it submersible, and it comes with an inflatable pad to help it float.THE BUST: It has decent sound, but it lacks the volume of the others and can pair with only one other Aomais speaker.PRICE: $30.99; aomais.comJBL EXTREMETHE BOOM: The priciest unit is also the loudest, with the best sound quality of the three. The lithium-ion battery lasts for up to 15 hours. It can be connected with other JBL speakers to amplify the sound.THE BUST: Splash-proof but not submersible. At 4.7 pounds, it’s the heaviest of the three.PRICE: $299.95; jbl.comULTIMATE EARS…

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the big fin

(PHOTOS: COURTESY PANTHER MARTIN)Have you ever wanted to design a fishing lure? As a child, I often carved small plugs, fished with homemade Creepy Crawlers, and even fashioned artificials out of bubble-gum shapes and allowed them to harden around a hook.Still, I ached to one day have a lure sold as part of a professional lineup. Fifty some years later, I finally got the chance when Panther Martin President Cecil Hoge told me, “Let’s see what you’ve got.”My first idea was a new take on spinner-baits, but Hoge wasn’t overly impressed. My second pitch, however, was a hit. I suggested elongating the thin body of an old Panther Martin soft-plastic minnow called the Vivif to look more like a sand eel than a bunker. Next, I added a large dorsal…

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jeanneau nc 1095

(PHOTO: COURTESY JEANNEAU AMERICA)Debuting in North America just around the time you read this, the new Jeanneau NC 1095 capitalizes on the advantages of outboard engines. This midsize cruiser promises the comfortable and convenient combination of performance, efficiency, quiet, and ease of use and maintenance. The NC 1095 will be the flagship of Jeanneau's NC line, with a hull specifically designed to excel while utilizing up to twin 300 hp outboard propulsion.Beyond outboards, key features include an innovative layout that gives the owners a choice of having either two or three staterooms. Imagine privacy for an extended family or three couples. The enclosed head includes a separate shower, a freshwater toilet, and an opening port along with the stylish fixtures, fittings and cabinetry.The galley is “up” in the deckhouse abaft…

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