Systems

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Bolt-on Diesel Power

Owners or buyers of boats with bracket-mounted outboards now have an alternative when it comes to powering their boat. Yanmar Marine of Adairsville, Georgia, and Armstrong Nautical Products of Stuart,… Read more »

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Power Trip

Transmissions are often overlooked when people start thinking about big power for their boats, whether buying something new or re-powering. For years, the high-performance transmission of choice was the Super… Read more »

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Batteries Not Needed?

A Swiss firm, Silicon Fire AG, is making some bold claims about replacing batteries, and conventional fuel, with hydrogen-methanol on board boats. “Electricity can be stored at any time in… Read more »

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Generators Done Right

The change is noticeable. Just 15 or 20 years ago, generator-equipped boats under 40′ (12.2m) were a rarity. Today, gensets are available in diminutive sizes, making installation possible in locations… Read more »

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Steering-System Angularity

Steering system faults can range from sloppiness in the helm, vague handling, and increased fuel consumption, to catastrophic binding and complete failure. The potentially crippling errors illustrated below were made… Read more »