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How to Make your Boat Go Faster

Boating enthusiasts love maximizing the power in their boats. There’s nothing like the feeling of pushing that throttle all the way forward and letting your vessel rip through the water. And even if you don’t have a power or speedboat, there are still a number of ways you can make your boat faster. Optimizing the […]

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ATC Boat Painting Checklist

Since summer is quickly approaching, now is a great time to give your boat a new coat of paint. A fresh paint job gives your boat an updated appearance. And if you don’t want to spend money on hiring someone to paint your boat, you can complete this project yourself. If you’re looking to give […]

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Inside the Engines of Formula 1 Power Boat Racing

Do you love the world of Formula 1 Power Boat racing? There’s something about watching these aerodynamic boats as they seemingly fly across the water while still being able to turn on a dime. These boats’ amazing feats of speed and handling on the water aren’t easy to achieve, and for marine and boating enthusiasts, […]

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5 Fulfilling Careers in the Marine Technology Industry

The marine technology career field is an exciting industry. With a degree from a marine service technology program, you can apply your passion for boats and other water vehicles to far more than just working on engines. If you’re interested in establishing a career in the marine service technology industry, read on to find five […]

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The Latest in Marine Engine Technology

The world of marine engines is always evolving to produce propulsion methods that exceed expectations. Just like in the automotive world, each year there’s a new innovation as far as how marine engines are designed and built. So now that we’re a couple of months into 2015, what’s new this year in the marine engine […]

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Celebrities Walking On Water: Boats Of The Stars

David Geffen is a major entertainment producer. His “boat” is 435 feet long and 8,000 square feet of space. For $200,000,000, you get your own basketball court, swimming pool, movie theater, and a submarine – all for a $13 million/year maintenance bill. Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, also has a $200 million dollar “floater” with 2 helipads, […]

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The Top 5 Best Boating Gadgets

Whether you’re a nautical fanatic, on the sea at every opportunity, or a casual boating hobbyist who only goes out a few times a year, the boating equipment you use is extremely important. From waterproof GPS devices to boat-specific ice cream makers, there’s an unlimited number of fun and helpful gadgets available that are designed […]

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Combating Rust: A Boat’s Worst Enemy

Boats are a seafarers’ mode of transport, and as such should be treated just like a prized car or truck by properly maintaining it for optimal performance and long life. Unfortunately for boats, rust never sleeps, and only with diligence can a boat be rust free. Fortunately, you don’t need full marine training to attack rust […]

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Fiberglass Fixes for Boats

Repairing fiberglass isn’t as difficult as it sounds. That hole in the hull is quickly healed as well as any boat repair professional would, with glass fabric, resin, and equal parts skill and care. Fiberglass lay up is nothing more than layers of glass fabric saturated with polyester or epoxy resin, yet most boat owners […]

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