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Boating September 2019

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
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Bonnier Corporation
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1 min.
wes modes, artist/documentarian/shanty boater

How did you decide to tour America via shanty boat? A friend told me about a bunch of boat punk types who were building their own boats and floating down the Mississippi. I built a raft out of old truck tubes and plywood, and floated down the Missouri with some friends for a couple of weeks. It was an amazing experience, and we made it an annual thing. Describe the construction of your boat. It’s a barge-bottom, wooden-hull built out of plywood and fiberglass. Everything abovedecks is from reclaimed materials. The boat is 20 feet long and 8 feet wide. The cabin itself is 10 feet. Inside, there’s a comfy leather couch, a worktable, a full galley, and a sleeping loft up in the gable. The head, which is a composting toilet, is…

3 min.
trailering

1. What is the common color code for simple trailer wiring in the U.S.? A. Red for positive, black for negative. B. Green for left turn/brake, yellow for right turn/brake, brown for clearance lights, white for ground. C. Black with yellow stripe for ground, red for left turn, green for right turn. D. None of the above 2. Which of the following are differences between a factory-installed (OEM) hitch versus an aftermarket (AM) hitch (choose all that apply)? A. Factory hitches are custom-designed for the vehicle at the same time the vehicle is designed—they are better matched together than an aftermarket hitch. B. Aftermarket hitches are rated for higher loads than factory hitches. C. Factory hitches are usually hidden better behind the bumper. D. When buying an aftermarket hitch, you usually can’t factor the cost into the vehicle loan;…

2 min.
rain jackets

GRUNDENS WEATHER WATCH HOODED ANSI THE DRY: This is made for commercial fishermen who head out no matter what the forecast. It’s ANSI-certified, meaning it’s fit for use by professionals. Its bright-yellow color helps you be seen in emergency situations, and its seams are sealed with reflective tape. Made from 100 percent nylon, the Weather Watch keeps you dry in all conditions. THE WET: While this jacket is breathable, it’s not as airy as the other choices. You will still need a base layer underneath for warmth. PRICE: $89.99; grundens.com FLYLOW RAINBREAKER THE DRY: Super-lightweight, this waterproof windbreaker is great to wear on warm to temperate days when the rain starts to fall on the water. It can be squished down to pack into a small stowage space when not in use. Made mostly of…

1 min.
marquis yachts 42

Marquis Yachts is set to release its new 42 dayboat around the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, with an eye toward boaters who want to live large on the water. The boat will be powered by twin 480 hp Cummins QSB inboards and is expected to top out at 38 mph. Marquis also plans to offer the boat with either twin or triple outboards on the transom. Besides its sleek looks, the 42 will be well-suited to entertain a crew. It will feature abundant cockpit seating with built-in drink holders, and a large cockpit entertainment center with options for a fridge, grill, ice maker and air-conditioning unit. The large aft sun pad should prove a great spot for relaxing. Flexiteek flooring throughout the boat amps up its style factor. Belowdecks,…

2 min.
gear head

JL AUDIO M6 MARINE SPEAKERS The new M6 series of marine coaxial speakers, subwoofers and tower speakers from JL Audio are engineered to produce evenly dispersed, smooth sound with low-distortion bass in an open-air boat environment, according to JL. Each speaker is designed to withstand intense UV and saltwater exposure. Transflective LED illumination is available as an option on most models. Starting at $429.99 a pair; jlaudio.com GRUNDENS SEADEK SANDALS Grundens has added two new sandal styles that incorporate the popular SeaDek nonskid into the sole uppers. The Deck-Boss and Deck-Hand sandals feature SeaDek antimicrobial foot beds to produce the feel of walking on soft closedfoam EVA SeaDek. Both sandals feature grippy siped gum-rubber outsoles and are available in three colors. $59.99 a pair; grundens.com TACO GS-1000 OUTRIGGER MOUNTS Taco Marine’s new GS-1000 electro-hydraulic outrigger…

3 min.
going rogue

For centuries, mariners have described encounters with massive waves that reared up out of nowhere. And until recently, scientists disputed the existence of such waves. Today, technology such as satellite radar have proven that rogue waves exist. The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration defines a true rogue as a wave at least twice the size of surrounding waves. According to NOAA, rogues can form when swells traveling in different directions merge to reinforce each other. Rogues can also form when waves encounter a strong opposing current. I encountered the latter on a windless spring day on the backside of Santa Catalina Island off the coast of Southern California. My three sons and I were on the east end of the island and decided to point our 22-foot center-console west to find fish.…