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SETTLING WARRANTY DISPUTES.(Brief Article)

SETTLING WARRANTY DISPUTES.(Brief Article) Boat owners have a new way of settling warranty disputes, thanks to a program established by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), Marine Retailer Association of America and Boat/U.S. The Better Boating Opportunity Action Team (BetterBOAT) has been created to intervene when boaters reach an impasse regarding a warranty claim. BetterBOAT […]

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Pro Sports’ 22-foot cat delivers tremendous range from Suzuki’s 1-4 four-strokes. But can a pair of DF90s beat twin DF115s? The answer may surprise you. (Engine Test).

Cat tales: Pro Sports’ 22-foot cat delivers tremendous range from Suzuki’s 1-4 four-strokes. But can a pair of DF90s beat twin DF115s? The answer may surprise you. (Engine Test). Eldridge, Ron All right. All right. Her cockpit and bridge deck aren’t as large as we’d like, but on the whole, the ProKat 2200 Walkaround is […]

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Project Boat 2000.(Sea Ray 260 Sundancer)(Brief Article)

Project Boat 2000.(Sea Ray 260 Sundancer)(Brief Article) Hendricks, Jim We adopt a Sea Ray 260 Sundancer as our first project boat of the new millennium You may recall the cover story from our July 1999 issue. The article was entitled, “Just Add Water, and it featured a test of the 1999 Sea Ray 260 Sundancer […]

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Coddle your keel.(Gotta Have It)

Coddle your keel.(Gotta Have It) How many times have you wished you had something that would keep your boat’s bottom from getting scraped during beachings? Wish no more. Help is at hand with KeelKradle (303/980-1474; keelkradle.com). Made of 100 percent stainless steel and treated with a special nonabrasive coating, the portable cradle, which retails for […]

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Malibu Wakesetter 23 LSV offers room to stretch.(Dock Talk)

Ski locker: Malibu Wakesetter 23 LSV offers room to stretch.(Dock Talk) Bilas, Zenon L. The sharing of ideas between sterndrive runabouts and inboard ski and wakeboard boats continues with the unveiling of the 2004 Malibu Wakesetter 23 LSV. The new V-drive model offers the benefits of inboard power but, with the engine placed aft, designers […]

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Boston Whaler Rage. (Mini-Jetboat Performance Report)(special supplement) (Evaluation)

Boston Whaler Rage. (Mini-Jetboat Performance Report)(special supplement) (Evaluation) Youngs, Jim It seemed a little unlikely that Boston Whaler would have been the company to get things started in this jetboat segment of the market. Boston Whaler is known for, among other things, building rather traditional boats. Boats with a kind of utility flair, a warmth […]

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BAYLINER 195 CAPRI.

BAYLINER 195 CAPRI. Delivering big value in family runabouts is how the Capri concept got started 20 years ago, and Bayliner’s new 195 Capri takes the tradition to new heights. With a fresh look inside and out, the most exciting development is an APS III hull that works like an automatic transmission. As power is […]

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The incredible Hulk.

The incredible Hulk. Bowling, Dan I hadn’t seen or heard from a favorite boating buddy for a month or two, so I called to see how he was. His wife, Julia, answered the phone. “Bob is down in the shipwreck,” she said. “Good Lord! He’s not dead is he?” I asked with alarm, thinking I […]

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Watered-down lower unit.(Tech Letters)

Watered-down lower unit.(Tech Letters) Barron, Jim Conventional wisdom (and instructions in the 1995 Mercury manual) holds that when draining the lower unit at year-end, a “milky” color means that there is water in the oil. For several years now, the oil that has drained from my unit has not been milky, but has certainly been […]

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What to include in an emergency kit.(assembling a boat emergency kit)

What to include in an emergency kit.(assembling a boat emergency kit) Davis, Fred Few boaters head offshore expecting to encounter a major mishap, but anyone who ventures on a waterway may become a victim of an accident. The way you prepare for an emergency will determine your ability to aid yourself until help arrives. The […]