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  • Beginner's Guide to Kayak Fishing
    Beginner's Guide to Kayak Fishing

    Are you ready to fish from a kayak? One of the most exciting and satisfying fishing methods, kayaking allows you to get to completely inaccessible places on foot or by motorboat. Do you like to explore? Kayaking allows you to paddle to those pristine corners where the fish are most likely to feed. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced kayaker, here are some tips to help you make the most of your time on the water.

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  • Smaller Sailboat vs Bigger Sailboat
    Smaller Sailboat vs Bigger Sailboat

    A small sailboat allows you to satisfy your need for adrenaline on longer passages as well as explore quiet nearby islands with your family. With a bigger sailboat, you can sail farther, more comfortably, and take more people with you.

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  • Buying the Right Outboard Engine
    Buying the Right Outboard Engine

    If you're interested in buying a boat engine that you plan to use for a long time, it's good to focus on models from reputable, reliable brands. It is important to choose one with the right power to benefit from an optimal balance between consumption, comfort and speed.

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  • Two-stroke vs Four-stroke Outboard Engines
    Two-stroke vs Four-stroke Outboard Engines

    Before you buy a boat engine, it is important to know the differences between the two technologies. The most common internal combustion engines on the market are characterized by the repetition of an engine cycle consisting of four phases: intake, compression, combustion and expansion, exhaust.

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  • How to Maintain Your Outboard Engine
    How to Maintain Your Outboard Engine

    Today we're going to talk a little bit about outboard engine maintenance. We will present some easy to follow tips that will ensure proper operation in the long run. We have already talked about the impeller and the importance of proper outboard engine cooling, but we feel the need to highlight the issue a little more. All manufacturers insist that the impeller be changed at least 100 hours or once a year. This rotor wears out, breaks, dulls and loses its elasticity, factors that prevent the...

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  • How to Winterize Your Outboard Engine
    How to Winterize Your Outboard Engine

    Winter will pass and we will once again have the opportunity to enjoy the sound of the engine, the smell of the water, and getting out in nature with friends. In order to truly enjoy the beginning of the season, the equipment we use must be working properly. To keep the outboard engine working properly for as many seasons as possible, we need to dedicate a few hours to it in preparation for winter storage. Although it is best to follow the instructions in your owner's manual, below we will...

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  • How to Change the Water Pump Impeller of Outboard Engines
    How to Change the Water Pump Impeller of Outboard Engines

    In this article we will talk about what it is and how to change the impeller of the water pump of outboard engines. All engines give off heat once the fuel starts to burn. This heat, if not dissipated, can lead to deformation or even melting of components.

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  • How to Choose Sacrificial Anodes
    How to Choose Sacrificial Anodes

    Corrosion is a very common problem with metal objects that come in contact with water, and boat engines are obviously prone to this problem. Contrary to popular belief, corrosion is not a problem that only occurs from salt water, fresh water (and especially if it is  polluted) is almost as damaging to an unprotected boat engine.

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  • How to Select Control Cables for Your Boat
    How to Select Control Cables for Your Boat

    Owners of recreational boats with thermal engines who wish to modify or install remote control must follow a few essential rules. The first very important aspect to consider when you want to buy new control cables is the engine manufacturer. Johnson / Evinrude and Mercury / Mariner boat engines require special control cables because the clamping system is different. Otherwise, most boat engines use a universal cable type 3300C with threaded ends. To avoid problems, it is very important to...

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  • How to Dress Properly for Cold Winter Fishing
    How to Dress Properly for Cold Winter Fishing

    Winter is a time of year when, for many, it's better to admire the scenery or go skiing than fishing. But it's when it cools outside that the real games begin, and the frost brings unparalleled fishing opportunities. So what to do when our passion is such that neither cold nor snow can keep us away from the fishing spots? In this post we present some useful tips on how to dress for winter, whether we are fishing, winter sports or mountaineering, and finally some suggestions for putting...

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  • The Advantages and Disadvantages of Flat-bottom Boats
    The Advantages and Disadvantages of Flat-bottom Boats

    These are rigid boats made of aluminum, fiberglass, or wood, and the main design feature is that they have a flat hull, which is ideal for fishing and hunting because of the increased stability. The boat's design allows it to navigate through very shallow waters, which is ideal on rivers and in areas with many submerged obstacles. The standard length of this type of boat varies from 2.4 m (2.6 yd) to 7.3 m (8 yd) and the width from 81 cm (0.9 yd) to 150 cm (1.65 yd). The boats are usually...

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  • The Advantages and Disadvantages of Inflatable Boats
    The Advantages and Disadvantages of Inflatable Boats

    An inflatable boat is a wonderful and relatively inexpensive way to get into the world of boating. There is a wide variety of boats available, from "one-season" to professional inflatables that are motorized and can be used for years without any problems. Inflatable boats fall into two broad categories: motorized boats and boats that rely solely on the power of the person operating the paddles. Depending on the purpose for which the inflatable boats are built, they can have an inflatable...

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  • Choosing the Right Propeller for Your Boat
    Choosing the Right Propeller for Your Boat

    Arguably the most important part of any boat engine is the propeller. Whether you have 4 hp or 400 hp, a boat engine without a propeller is nothing more than a noisy anchor consuming gasoline. To understand exactly what type of propeller is recommended for your boat, we must first understand exactly how a it works, what the difference is between 2, 3, and 4 blades, and what the relationship is between pitch and diameter.

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  • What is the Effect of Hydrodynamic Stabilizers on Fuel Consumption and Speed
    What is the Effect of Hydrodynamic Stabilizers on Fuel Consumption and Speed

    A hydrodynamic stabilizer is basically a "wing" that is attached to boat engines (both outboard and inboard) to help the boat glide. The principle of operation is identical to the way airplane wings work, in practical terms, the water circulating in the upper part of the stabilizer flows faster than the water passing under it. This creates less pressure on the stabilizer and the engine rises, causing the boat to glide. The faster it moves, the more it rises.

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  • Choosing the Right Anchor for Your Boat
    Choosing the Right Anchor for Your Boat

    One of the most important decisions a boat owner must make is choosing the right anchor for their boat in terms of type and weight. Below we present the most common anchors with their advantages and disadvantages, a table with recommendations for the anchor weight needed for different types of boats and some tips on anchoring in general.

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