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Boating March 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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3 min.
boating is adventure

Uncle Roy E. is not a relative, but a friend who’s now long since passed over the bar. Roy loved boating and, at least to look at him out on the water, he was a fisherman. But not really. Roy was much more than that. On any given day, you’d find Roy and his lady out among the fleet, a line dropped, trying to catch what was running. But if you idled up alongside and asked how he was doing, instead of recounting tales of the one that got away or giving you a count of keepers in the box, he’d just smile the biggest smile you ever saw and tell you: “We’re drifting and dreaming. We’re living the dream.” Roy knew what was what. Our annual Adventure Issue, which you have in…

2 min.
volvo penta’s stellar sales partners recognized

Our dealers are the lifeline of our business. They are the bridge between Volvo Penta and you, our valued customers. They are there to help you find the best boat for you and your family – whether you are a lifelong boater or in the market for the first time. They are there to support you with technical expertise – answering questions and keeping you on the water longer. We’ve made significant investments to ensure our dealers are well-versed in the total solution that Volvo Penta offers to boat owners. From innovative, award-winning propulsion solutions like the Volvo Penta Forward Drive to a dedicated service and support network, we’ll be there for you throughout the entire lifetime of the engine in partnership with our committed dealers. We are greatly appreciative and proud…

1 min.
seychelle hattingh,

Stand-up paddleboarding is not just about Zen-like paddling and yoga moves — this sport has an adventurous side. Just ask Seychelle Hattingh, a Florida Keys native who has racked up an impressive list of records, including the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance paddled in 24 hours and the “Fastest on Earth” female SUP title. So, you tackled a Guinness World Record for SUP? Yes, in December 2015 at Benderson Park in Sarasota, Florida. I paddled a 5-kilometer loop 38 times, which added up to 110.47 miles. It was the greatest distance on a stand-up paddleboard on flat water in 24 hours by a woman. Technically, two paddlers have gone farther, but they haven’t gotten approved by Guinness. They make it really hard. In 2016, you also were a “Fastest in Florida”…

3 min.
steering systems

1. What should you do to a hydraulic steering system at least once per season? A. Drain all hydraulic fluid and refill with fresh. B. Remove old hydraulic hoses and replace with new ones. C. Check the system for air, and bleed out excess air bubbles if necessary. D. Check the system for binding, corrosion and fluid leaks. E. A and B. F. C and D. 2. What should you do to any steering system as part of annual maintenance? A. Nothing, it needs no maintenance. B. Lubricate any grease fittings. C. Remove the system from the boat for storage. D. Check for leaking hydraulic fluid, leaking fittings, corrosion or binding; top off fluid and bleed any excess air. E. A and C. F. B and D. 3. High-performance offshore-type steering systems typically use wing plates to attach hydraulic steering rams to the drive…

2 min.
personal locator beacons

MCMURDO FASTFIND 220 THE SIGNAL: This palmsize unit combines a 406 MHz satellite beacon with a 121.5 MHz radio signal for faster response. It has 50 GPS channels and can run continuously for 24 hours. It’s waterproof to 10 meters, has a six-year battery storage life, and is the least expensive of the trio. THE DRAIN: It does not float unless it’s in the provided buoyancy pouch, and it has the fewest available GPS channels. PRICE: $220; mcmurdogroup.com OCEAN SIGNAL RESCUEME PLB1 THE SIGNAL: The smallest of the three, it is waterproof to 15 meters. Like the others, it combines a 406 MHz satellite beacon with a 121.5 MHz radio beacon for close-range targeting. It has 66 GPS channels and can run continuously for 24 hours. It has a sevenyear battery shelf life. THE DRAIN: It…

2 min.
wonders of wildlife museum

On September 21, 2017, Johnny Morris, the founder of Bass Pro Shops and White River Marine Group, cut the ribbon to the Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium in Springfield, Missouri. It was the culmination of a fourdecade quest that, some might say, was the driving force behind his development of the world’s grandest outdoor sporting empire. The 350,000-squarefoot complex housing the museum and aquarium features more than 1.5 miles of trails through realistic wildlife habitats and 1.5 million gallons of freshwater and saltwater aquariums. The Wonders of Wildlife contains 35,000 live fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds displayed in their natural habitats. “This facility is really all about sportsmen and women, hunters and anglers in our country that have meant so much to conservation,” Morris said to press…