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Boating October 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.

United States
Bonnier Corporation
R 57,76
R 216,99
10 Issues

in this issue

2 min
what new boaters need

It’s tough to replace the experience of running a boat, with respect to seamanship and safety. And if someone comes from a culture of boating—that is, they grew up in a boating household or boated for many years in the company of friends—that too counts as an advantage in Falvey’s book of what makes a good boater. It needs to be remembered, though, that there are few natural boaters. It takes time and experience, and the exposure to other knowledgeable and considerate boaters ramps up the learning curve considerably. If a phenom exists in boating, I’ve yet to meet her or him. That’s why boating-safety courses are so important. These courses, given by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and by the US Power Squadrons—and available online in many states and…

1 min
charlie luedeke

ON BOARD WITH… CAPTAIN’S TEST BY THE NUMBERS FOR COMPARISON’S SAKE ONLINE THIS MONTH FIRST IMPRESSION GEAR HEAD The day after BRP announced in June that it would stop building Evinrude outboards, we discovered Charlie Luedeke while searching for a water-pump impeller for a 1956 Evinrude Lark. A certified master technician with more than 45 years’ experience, Luedeke opened Marine Tech in 1986 as an Evinrude-authorized service center in New London, Wisconsin. He has since acquired the new original stock (NOS) parts inventory of more than 30 Evinrude or Johnson outboard dealerships, which he estimates is worth more than $2 million. Why did you start buying up parts? It was always cheaper to buy NOS parts at an auction or sale than getting them from OMC or BRP. Some dealerships close up, but…

4 min
outboard maintenance

1. A popular topic today is ethanol fuel. What’s wrong with using ethanol fuel, and what can you do as part of a regular maintenance schedule to mitigate any effects? A. Nothing’s wrong with ethanol fuel; today’s fuels are clean enough and won’t go stale.B. There’s nothing wrong with actually using it; letting it sit in fuel lines, injectors or carburetors where it can phase-separate and leave corrosive deposits is the problem. Treat the fuel with fuel conditioner, and be sure to run the outboard long enough to get that treated fuel into the engine.C. Run all the fuel out of the engine by disconnecting the fuel line and letting the engine run out of fuel.D. The best bet is to run Rec-90 (non-ethanol) fuel, if it’s available.E. B and D 2.…

2 min
insect repellents

REPEL PLANT-BASED LEMON-EUCALYPTUS INSECT REPELLENT THE BUZZ: Repel’s active ingredient is all-natural oil-of-lemon eucalyptus, and it can repel insects for up to six hours. With a 30percent eucalyptus concentration, it has a strong citrus scent and is popular with consumers who are concerned about applying synthetic chemicals on their skin. It comes in a 4-ounce pump-spray bottle that is easy to apply onto your skin. THE STING: Its scent can be strong for some, and it washes off most easily in the water. PRICE: $5 for a 4-ounce bottle; repel.com PROVEN INSECT REPELLENT MOSQUITO AND TICK SPRAY THE BUZZ: Proven uses an active ingredient called Picardin, which is a synthetic chemical that mimics one found in black pepper, which has been found to be as effective as DEET in repelling insects. Proven uses a 20 percent Picardin…

2 min
first impression

CUTWATER C-24 CW Cutwater Boats dubs this lively vessel a “center walkaround.” A trailerable 8 feet, 6 inches wide, Cutwater’s C-24 CW boasts a double-stepped hull that planes readily, and helps deliver speed and efficiency. Integrating the builder’s proprietary laminar flow interrupters, this hull helps ensure confident cornering. Powered by a 250 hp Yamaha outboard—a 300 is available—the boat boasts plenty of power for taking a full crew on myriad boating adventures. The interior of the C-24 CW boasts a private head with marine toilet and sports 6 feet, 2 inches of headroom. Standard features include Garmin’s GPSMap 942xs chart plotter with GPS and sonar transducer, an aft insulated beverage cooler, rod holders, locking rod storage, a fish box, a large heavy-duty cooler with seat, a pop-up ski tow, retractable stainless…

3 min
gear head

VOORMI MEN’S RIVER RUN HOODIE This relaxed-fit hoodie is made of a lightweight merino wool blend, so it keeps you cool and protected from the sun, or warms you up if there’s a little chill in the air. It has thumb loops to pull the sleeves down a bit and protect your hands, as well as a full hood. The blended wool is fast-drying and moisture-wicking, so it’s great for onwater activities. It has a 30 UPF rating to protect you from the sun. $129; voormi. LOW COUNTRY HAMMOCK STAND The Low Country Hammock Stand setup allows users to quickly and easily mount a hammock on board their boat. Stainless-steel mounts are designed to fit in a boat’s rod holders, and the included Yukon Outfitters hammock can be hung within minutes. The stand…