Hi David, when Evinrude first came out with a clean two-stroke (Ficht), they had some serious quality issues which badly hurt the company and its reputation. Plus, they “bet the farm” on two-stroke technology […]
Jerry Mona wrote a new post, Boat Buying Tips: How to Address Common Challenges 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Buying a boat has become increasingly challenging in recent years. The surge in demand due to the pandemic coupled with supply-chain issues put a major strain on new and used boat inventories. As a result, p […]
If you are considering purchasing a sterndrive boat, you might be wondering whether the brand of engine matters – MerCruiser vs Volvo? In this article, I compare owner satisfaction with each brand based on our […]
Real-time imaging sonar (e.g., Garmin Livescope, Lowrance LiveTarget) is a game changing technology that has been instrumental in tournament fishing recently. Anglers who have taken the time to “master” the […]
The engine is a critical component of any motor boat package. It represents about half the cost and is responsible for much of the maintenance. But are all major brands pretty much the same or are some more de […]
Trolling motors are a critical tool to most anglers, especially in freshwater. In this article, we identify the best trolling motor models based on our survey of 200 boaters. And, we reveal which trolling m […]
The emergence of the COVID-19 crisis has clearly impacted nearly every aspect of our society. And, while there are more pressing concerns than boating and fishing, these activities are important to the lifestyle […]
The Coronavirus pandemic has severely impacted many aspects of American life and boating is no exception. While getting out on the water may seem like the perfect way to practice “social distancing”, restrictions […]
Thank you for the kind words! Also, I love the suggestion regarding doing an article on Tow Vehicles. I hadn’t thought about that.
Coincidentally, I have always pulled my 2013 Bryant with a 2005 […]
The Miami International Boat Show is the premier event for boaters in the US. Manufacturers from all over the world attend the show to display their latest boats and other products targeted for boating […]
The Miami International Boat Show is the premier boat show in the US and is where marine manufacturers often showcase their new products for the first time. This year, I attended the show as a speaker at a […]
Posting this suggestion on behalf of @markpotter
How about you helping outboard 2-stroke guys understand the use out which oil to use and why…do I really need full synthetic oil? How about boat trailer tires and how often they need to be replaced…I think there is a lack if understanding about quality and how they differ from car tires.
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Team member Don ( @costtoomuch ) added this excellent note on another BoaterInput forum and I thought it deserves consideration by the advisory team:
Just a quick note of an observation of all my boating friends that were looking for a new boat and have experienced Boat Shows for the last 3 years. The price of boats are out of control. It…[Read more]
Hi Don, you are absolutely correct. I occasionally get involved in research studies on behalf of the overall boating industry and I can tell you that rise of new boat prices has been a big issue and major topic of discussion. Part of this, but certainly not all, is due to new technology. For example, the need to add catalytic converters to st…[Read more]
Thanks Lary for your suggestion. Yes, the layout is critical to boat purchase decisions. Could you expand on your idea? Are you thinking about feedback on what people look for in terms of layout? Reactions to layouts of various popular boat brands/models? Or something else entirely?
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