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Marine Tech Tips

Learn to Tie Three Essential Boat Knots

Learn to Tie Three Essential Boat Knots

Posted by Art Vandelay on 10th Jul 2024

These three essential boat knots will help make a day on the water easy and comfortable. There are hundreds of knot options for very specific purposes, but the Cleat Hitch Knot, the Clove Hitch Knot and the Bowline Knot are truly the best basic boating knots to get you through your day (and make yo …
Choosing the Right Throttle and Shift Cables for Your Boat

Choosing the Right Throttle and Shift Cables for Your Boat

Posted by Jim Hendricks on 19th Apr 2024

Cable throttle and shift controls still dominate the boating market for outboard, inboard and sterndrive engines. Cables from brands such as Dometic Marine (previously SeaStar) and Uflex provide smooth, reliable service for years, even decades, but they might eventually wear out, corrode or oth …
SPRINGTIME BOAT and OUTBOARD SAFETY CHECKLIST

SPRINGTIME BOAT and OUTBOARD SAFETY CHECKLIST

Posted by StewBall on 22nd Mar 2024

With spring around the corner, you may be eager to get your boat out of storage and head to the water. But to avoid unnecessary problems, de-winterizing is an annual ritual. While some boat owners have their marina take care of the details, there’s no reason you can’t do many of the tasks yourself.& …
5 TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL FISHING IN COLD WEATHER

5 TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL FISHING IN COLD WEATHER

Posted by Mossy Oak's & Mercury Marine's Websites on 29th Jan 2024

With winter coming on fast and the temperatures dipping to new lows, you may be tempted to pack up your lures and fishing rods until next spring. But fishing in cold weather can be as great as it is in the summer, especially since the weather keeps most anglers cozied up next to their wood burning s …
Evinrude: The End of an Era

Evinrude: The End of an Era

Posted by Pim Van Hemmen / Brian Whiteside on 14th Dec 2023

It was as if outboard-powered boats everywhere came to idle last night and a quiet calm descended upon our waterways after news broke that BRP is ceasing production of Evinrude outboards.According to BRP President and CEO José Boisjoli: “Our outboard engines business has been greatly impacted b …