Yamaha’s CL7 Display Enhanced

The view just got better. Yamaha’s CL7 gateway display has been updated with new software and compatibility, making it an even more useful accessory for boaters. Like the earlier version, the latest 7-inch touchscreen display comes in two models with detailed fresh and saltwater maps or without the mapping function. The mapping function can always be added later. Fuel flow and economy, rudder angle and battery charge level monitoring functions are still

Yamaha’s Top-Rated V6 Now Even More Versatile

The award-winning Yamaha 4.2-liter F300 has long been a favorite in the lineup of offshore outboards. Lighter and faster than some competitors, and Yamaha’s reputation for performance and dependability in the rugged saltwater environment are just a few of the reasons why.

Cruising on a Trailerable Boat Provides Exciting Options

Jim and Lisa Favors have been adventure cruising for years. Starting from their home state of Michigan, they took a 42’ powerboat on the “Great Loop” traveling through the Great Lakes into the Mississippi River system, into the Gulf of Mexico, around Florida and up the entire Eastern Seaboard before returning back to Michigan. They

Lowrance Continues to Dominate After 60 Years

For six decades, the iconic brand Lowrance has led the fishing and boating industries in product innovation and customer service, supported professional anglers around the globe and dominated the tournament trail. But how did it all begin?

Preventing Ethanol Headaches

Corn was a staple of early settlers, and it’s still a major part of our diet today. But a modern derivative of corn—ethanol—can create havoc in a boat’s fuel system. Fortunately,

The Skinny on Jack Plates

  The Skinny on Jack Plates BOATER’S LOG VOL. 6, NO. 7 Should Your Skiff Have One? If you run any kind of skiff or bass boat in shallow water, consider this column a must-read. Electro-hydraulic jack plates are add-on brackets that provide two more adjustability dimensions to your outboard engine trim: straight up and […]

Boating Ingenuity: The SPYDER FX Series

  Boating Ingenuity: The SPYDER FX Series  From Composite Research   Since 1994, the core mission of Composite Research has been to build the most versatile and reliable shallow-draft and fuel-efficient boats for customers looking to sail and fish across both freshwater and saltwater destinations. The SUNDANCE, SEA BORN and SPYDER model series of skiffs […]