Winterize your boat! A handy guide

As the boating season is coming to an end in many parts of the country and it is time to start thinking about protecting your valuable boat. The time and effort you spend now will have a definite effect on your boat’s performance, or lack of it, and certainly save you time, effort and money come next season. Read more…


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Posted on: September 22nd, 2010 at 12:52 am

Eliminator Boats files Chapter 11 Restructuring

For those of you who don’t know, Eliminator Boats is a popular custom performance boat manufacturer from California. It has been rumored for a while, but it looks like Eliminator Boats is having to file for bankruptcy to stay afloat. A quote from Bob Leach, Eliminator’s owner, sums up the situation:

“It’s not anything we like doing, but on the other hand the option not to it is fatal,” said Bob Leach, the owner and founder of the Perris Valley, Calif., company, which in its best years produced more than 300 boats. “I would rather pay everybody every dollar we owe, but it’s just not in the cards at the moment.

Read on at Boater Mouth for the rest of the details.


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Posted on: September 10th, 2010 at 4:26 am

An old saying that’s just not true

I have heard for years a saying that I have never agreed with. There are many when it comes to boats but this one has always been said with a laugh. Every time I hear it the person usually has not owned a boat. The saying in question is “what are the two best days of owning a boat?” Let me tell you why I think this simply isn’t the case!

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Posted on: September 2nd, 2010 at 3:15 am

Boat restoration project hits a snag on the water

We finally found a day to take Old Timer (OT) out on the lake. We loaded up and headed to Lake Georgetown. With the new carb on OT seemed to run a lot better. We all had a great day swimming. That was until we headed back to the dock.

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Posted on: August 31st, 2010 at 2:19 am

New feature! Dirtiest of the Dirty

0 Ever feel bad for having a dirty boat? Feel like you should take better care of your boat? Well, there’s plenty of boat owners out there that make you look like Mr. Clean of boat upkeep. This new feature, The Dirtiest of the Dirty is meant to make you feel better about your middle of the road cleanliness habits.

Today’s example is a Bayliner deck boat that is completely unloved. The most glaring example is the colony of marine life growing off the prop and drive unit. The rest of the hull receives the same amount of neglect as the drive unit. I would imagine if this boat starts, it MIIIIIIGHT have a slight vibration when the prop starts to spin! Next, check out the vinyl. I would have to guess the last time this boat saw a cover was when it was leaving the boat dealer.

Tell your friends, love your boats!


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Posted on: August 27th, 2010 at 1:31 am

Boat review: Monterey M5-MSX

Rarely do you find a boat does multiple things well. When I saw the combination of deckboat and wakeboard boat I thought for sure that was a mix like oil and water. Trailer Boats has shown otherwise in their review of the Monterey M5-MSX. It is a stern-drive boat with ballast tanks in a deck boat configuration. With the MerCruiser 350 Mag MPI/Bravo Three 300 HP package it has plenty of power to pull a skier or boarder out of the water and reaches a top speed of 47.5 MPH.

All this capability doesn’t come at a small price though. The Monterey M5-MSX will lighten your wallet to the tune of over six figures: $100,871. If you can do without all the snazzy features, the base model Monterey M5 will run you $79,179.


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Posted on: August 25th, 2010 at 1:04 am

Time to buy a bigger boat: new Powerstroke – 800 ft/lbs of torque!

2011 Ford Powerstroke
If you were looking for an excuse to buy a bigger boat, I think this could be what you needed. Ford has unwrapped the 2011 Powerstroke power numbers and they are back to the king of the hill. A new Powerstroke is packing 800 foot-pounds of torque and 400 horsepower. That’s a pretty big jump from last year too. brand mentions . It’s a 10 horsepower and 65 foot-pound difference.

The engine itself is developed internally by Ford for the first time, instead of Navistar. The all-new design features six-bolt heads to ensure people cranking up programmers quit lifting the heads off. The turbocharger features dual-sided compressor wheels for increased boost and response in a smaller package.

If you already bought a Powerstroke in the last year you can bring it back to the dealer for a free upgrade. Better not drag your feet though, the program lasts one year.

If you had your eye on a Formula 382 Fastech and your truck was holding you back, you better get to the Ford dealer. This should have no problem getting your new boat in and out from the lake.



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Posted on: August 6th, 2010 at 6:36 am

Maybe not the ugliest boat ever, but it’s up there

Ugly boat I am sure I’ve seen worse specimens in terms of fit, finish, quality or just plain neglect. But this thing takes the cake in terms of bizarre design. It looks like someone took your average cruiser, then decided it needed some super sweet stealth bomber paint and then some half-assed stealth fighter angles.

This may just be a horrible picture of it and the photographer caught it on a bad day. If anyone has some other pictures of this thing or some redeeming info, I’m all ears. domain list . ubuntu server Let me know! If you have worse, also feel free to speak up.

Tuscan Tony


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Posted on: July 23rd, 2010 at 7:03 pm