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WAKEBOARDING

November/December 2018

This magazine captures the attitude and excitement of the hottest new sport on the water. Interviews with top pro riders, step-by-step instruction and plenty of killer pix have made WAKEBOARDING the sport's leading magazine world wide. Wired like no other pub can be, WAKEBOARDING also covers the wake boarding scene in locales throughout the world, from Central Florida to central Japan and from Seattle to the South Pacific.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bonnier Corporation
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IN THIS ISSUE

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the good guys

As I write this, Hurricane Florence, which ravaged North Carolina, is two weeks gone from the East Coast of the United States. Yet a top story in the news this night is the catastrophic flooding that still threatens people in both Carolinas. Winds may be hellacious and the storm surge may be overwhelming, but Florence reminded us that rainfall can be the deadliest component of a hurricane. The proof is in the lives lost and irreversibly altered by this latest cyclone’s deluge.Naturally, first responders from other parts of the nation, and indeed the world, descended upon North Carolina even before the storm had wrought its destruction. Such is the makeup of these firemen, paramedics, military personnel and police that they go into harm’s way to help and save others,…

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kailin b.

One year ago, the beautiful Kailin B. was photographed on board a Robalo 317 DC as one of Boating’s Icom cover girls. Today she has been voted as the Cover Girl of 2018 by you, our readers. We sat down with Kailin to find out what that means to her and what else she has been up to on the water.What was it like being part of the cover photo shoot on the Robalo 317 DC?Not only was the crew great, but the boat was beautiful. The photographer shot the boat from a helicopter, which was such a cool experience!What does it mean to be voted Boating’s Cover Girl?I’m so happy that I can represent all of the girls who love being on the water as much as I do.So,…

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prop talk

(PHOTO: COURTESY MERCURY MARINE)1. How would you measure the diameter of your propeller?A. The diameter is the distance measured across any two opposing blade tips to the outermost points. You’d need to use a tape measure and measure around the blades.B. Who needs to? It’s always stamped somewhere on the prop.C. It’s the distance from the center of the hub to the outermost tip of one blade, times two; measure with a tape measure or ruler.D. None of the aboveE. A and C above2. What is propeller pitch and how is it measured?A. The color of the propeller, measured with a spectrometer.B. The distance a propeller would push a boat through the water in one complete revolution, minus a certain percentage for slip.C. The distance around the blade tips, measured…

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dive watches

PROMASTERLooks more expensive than it isAQUISAt home on the boat deck or in the boardroomPROSPEXNails wish they were this toughCITIZENPROMASTER DIVERHIGH TIME: On the water is the perfect place to let the sun do some work for you. The Promaster’s Eco-Drive harnesses light to keep its battery topped off, eliminating the need to ever open the titanium case. The titanium bracelet is comfortable and classy, and has the extra security of a double-locking clasp.TIME OUT: The titanium bracelet isn’t as easy to expand if you’re slipping it over a bulky wetsuit sleeve.PRICE: $495; citizenwatch.comORISAQUIS TITANIUM DATEHIGH TIME: Powered by a self-winding Swiss movement, the Aquis gives you a peek at its spinning works through a mineral glass window in the titanium back. The rubber strap closes with a folding titanium…

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five nautical things to be thankful for

SPF 50 SunscreenGPSJoystick DockingPower SteeringEthanol-Free GasMORE THAN 5See more humorous things at boatingmag.com/fivethings. ■…

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donzi 41 gt

(PHOTOS: COURTESY DONZI MARINE)The Donzi 41 GT’s sleek, aerodynamic profile provides ample seating and the lounging ability of a runabout, all concealed below the sheer line. The frameless, wraparound windscreen provides crew protection without adding to the visual freeboard. Performance comes from the two steps in the hull, composite construction, and twin or triple Mercury 400R Verado outboard motors. One word: yee-haw!The suffx stands for Grand Touring, and Donzi claims to have created a new class of upscale, versatile sport boat. According to the builder, space, ergonomics, comfort and performance are blended to take you to a level of style that is distinctly Donzi.Amenities include twin berths, a head with holding tank, and a sink and shower belowdecks. The cockpit boasts sport helm seats, twin L lounges, and two transom…

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