Each year the USCG records a number of accidents that occur while fueling and many of them result in serious injury or worse.
The fastest-growing water sport these days is wakesurfing, a natural evolution of wakeboarding. The critical difference is, of course, that in wake surfing the person on the board riding the wake is not being towed and is relatively close to the stern of the boat, sliding down the wake toward the boat’s transom.
First, we tested iDock on a large, triple-tube, luxury pontoon boat. Let’s review the components and how they’re installed. The joystick is the hub of the system and it has a contoured handle that’s spring-loaded and always returns to the neutral position when released.
Mercury Marine’s Active Trim relieves boat owners of the chore of — and the mistakes involved with — trimming the engines while underway. It is fully automatic, and it starts as soon as the gears are engaged and trims the engines at any speed.
The increased number of bluefin tuna fish (some areas seem to register a real return of the species), clearly supported by specific laws restricting their catching and therefore by the short time in which this species can be kept on board, has driven many sport anglers to want to learn some specific fishing techniques devoted to this predator.
In this time of the year, anyone loving the sea generally desires to upgrade his own boat before setting sail again. A new find finder, especially if equipped with a high-tech system, will certainly help to “get a better view” and, if you’re an angler, to improve your fishing experience. (more…)