Tracing wiring runs in boats can be a painful task. Wire is often run in concealed areas, and at the ends, where it is visible, it’s usually bundled with a bunch of other wires. The good news is that most boatbuilders use the American Boat and Yacht Council color codes for boat wiring. Specific colors […]
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We get asked a lot whether new yacht owners will be comfortable piloting larger personal vessels (45ft+) by themselves, and without a captain. Although older vessels require quite a bit of skill and technique when it comes to close-range piloting, the newer yachts with either the Axius (Mercruiser) or IPS system (Volvo) allow for ease of use […]
When most people hear the term surface drive, they think speed and high performance, but what these rather specialized propulsion units are really about is efficiency. Because the propeller blades break the water’s surface — they are called surface-piercing propellers — the engines powering them run under less load than with fully submerged props. Half […]
For the Tech Savvy Boater: Top 10 Boating Apps The App Store has everything for the tech savvy boater, from navigation, charting, weather reports, down to the boating basics. Don’t forget to bring your smart phone or tablet on board! Here are a few of our favorites to use while out on the water. 1. BlooSee Take the […]
As a Captain and Marine Surveyor, I’ve had the pleasure to captain quite a few boats with this new technology, and I approve! The Axius joystick system is great for close-range piloting, and makes the job of parking in slips quite simple. Skyhook is an extension of that system, allowing the Axius-enabled drives to maintain a solid […]
A word that pops up with increasing frequency in the world of marine propulsion is hybrid, and for good reason. The technology offers advantages over traditional diesel-only drives in some scenarios, on both yachts and commercial vessels. Whether it is right for you depends on a number of factors, but before deciding, it’s necessary to […]
Surveyed this beauty today belonged to Jesse James, signed by John Travolta and Jesse James. 540ci 1200 HP…140mph boat! Jesse James loves adrenaline
Just finished surveying this 1983 Santana it was a total flop…seller was full of lies and deception! I estimated the damage of the hull and keel To be approximately 30K shipyard Forman came out with an estimate at 32K…price of the boat was 8.5K after repairs, etc maintenance almost 50k for a 10 thousand dollar […]
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