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Boating January/February 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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2 min.
bahamas bound

Dionisio D’Aguilar, currently a member of Parliament and minister of tourism for the Bahamas, and formerly a foreign consul for that nation as well as a private-sector CEO, possesses the worldly, confident mien and dignified air one would expect of a high-government official. But when I asked D’Aguilar what message he most wanted to communicate to Boating’s readership and digital audiences, the cloak of stateliness dropped, revealing the earnest mantle of sincerity. “The Bahamas is open for business.” D’Aguilar acknowledged that Abaco, in the northern section of the archipelago nation’s territory, suffered immensely following Hurricane Dorian. Expanding, he noted relief efforts underway and stated that more aid is still needed and welcome. In fact, I caught up to the minister just prior to his attendance at a fundraiser for One Bahamas (onebahamasfund.org).…

1 min.
lou codega naval architect

What is most important in designing fishing boats? I want to make them controllable, predictable, safe and efficient, especially in rough seas. Safety is particularly important when families are involved. What is different about Regulator’s new 26XO? The 26XO is a versatile design, at home in the shallows but still capable in reasonable offshore waters. The transom deadrise is shallower than in Regulator’s offshore hulls (17 degrees vs. 24 degrees), but the bow deadrise is nearly as sharp, so there is more twist in the hull bottom. The transition is key—how much and where to change the shape. Getting it right is a blend of engineering science and experience. And yes, there’s art too, but it’s not like I guess. Are you bored yet, drawing fishing boats? I learn constantly, even when I run a…

1 min.
high-end koozies

COLEMAN LOUNGER KOOZIE THE CHILL: Made of stainless steel, and also double-walled and vacuum-sealed, the Coleman touts a sweat-resistant exterior body and a grippy bottom, so it doesn’t slide around on deck. Flexible interior gripper fins hold cans and bottles in place while you’re keeping your beverage cool on board. THE SPILL: It doesn’t fit in all cup holders. PRICE: $12.99; coleman.com TOADFISH NON-TIPPING CAN COOLER THE CHILL: Who needs cup holders? The Toadfish features a suction cup underneath that keeps it in place and upright while cruising. It’s also double-walled and vacuum-sealed, and has a rubber locking gasket to keep cans and bottles in place. THE SPILL: The slim-can adapter is an option. PRICE: $24; toadfishoutfitters.com YETI RAMBLER COLSTER THE CHILL: Designed to hold standard 12-ounce cans, this stainless-steel drink holder is double-walled with vacuum insulation to keep your beverage chilled.…

1 min.
a helping hand for the bahamas

Like everyone in the boating community, the people who work for Mercury Marine were saddened to see the devastation wrought by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas last September. So, Mercury started selling a T-shirt on its website, mercurydockstore.com, promising to donate the profits to the Hurricane Dorian relief efforts of the American Red Cross. Customer demand for the T-shirt grew so fast that Mercury had to print more and extend the sales time into November. “The generosity of everyone who purchased the shirt, many of whom were inspired by some outstanding social media engagement by Mercury’s partners, made this fundraising effort a big success,” says Michelle Dauchy, Mercury Marine’s chief marketing officer. Boatbuilders who use Mercury engines, such as Nor-Tech, MTI, Fountain and Outer Limits, posted photos of their employees in the…

3 min.
winter blahs

(Answers on page 30) 1. You live in the South, and your season has just slowed. Your boat is not winterized. What should you do to keep it ready? A. Keep a trickle charger on the battery so it’s ready to crank.B. Keep the outboard tilted all the way down so if it does freeze, there’s no water in the gear case to freeze and potentially crack it.C. Trailer it around the block a few times with the cover on.D. A and BE. None of the above 2. What should you do to ensure that no rodents or other pests make a home in your boat in the offseason? A. Stand guard with a varmint rifle.B. Keep mouse/rodent traps in your boat.C. Put boxes of mothballs in the interior.D. Keep your boat indoors in…

2 min.
flying on the water

If there’s an activity that involves riding a board on the water, I’m all in. But most board sports are dependent on waves generated by the ocean or boats, and sometimes it’s hard to find access to either. So, when I recently got to test-ride the Fliteboard, an electric-powered hydrofoil, I loved that I had all the power I needed to ride under my feet. The Fliteboard is powered by a marine battery embedded in the board’s body, inside a patent-pending waterproof compartment. The rider holds a magnetic remote-control leash that activates the Newton-Rader propeller mounted on the foil. You can use your thumb to increase or decrease the thrust to control the board’s speed. Choose between a “cruiser wing” foil for more stable riding and a “flyer wing” foil for…