Secret History: 24 Hours of Life on the Shantyboat

Secret History: 24 Hours of Life on the Shantyboat

Snags, river sharks, sudden shifts in direction and gravel beds that came out of nowhere. We were dodging left, right and left again around various obstacles, including dangerous gravel bars that shot most of the Upper Sacramento River from bank ...

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Time for a new boat?

Time for a new boat?

Is there a new boat in your 2018 New Year’s resolution? You’ve spent the Christmas season finding the perfect gifts to delight your family and friends. Now, it’s time to treat yourself by finally purchasing that boat you’ve been thinking ...

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Reindeer Lake Trout Camp

Reindeer Lake Trout Camp

By Joel Shangle for Mercury Marine SOUTHEND, Saskatchewan, Canada – It is, as the literature reads, “15 miles north of the end of the road.” Considering that “the end of the road”– the settlement of Southend, Saskatchewan, Canada (population 35) – ...

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Got dings?

Got dings?

Even a slightly dinged prop can change your performance and mileage Driving a boat is similar to driving a car. You wouldn't want to drive a car with a damaged part, potentially putting you or your passengers at risk. But ...

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Final-day flurries

Final-day flurries

Final-day flurries have carried Mercury pros Howell, Ashley and Evers to three consecutive Bassmaster Classic championships Casey Ashley remembers the moment – more precisely, the feeling of the moment – like it was yesterday: Feb 22, 2015 at the Green Pond launch ...

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Guide to Precision Oils & Lubricants

Guide to Precision Oils & Lubricants

Originally posted by PartsVu.com. Find the original post at http://blog.partsvu.com/guide-to-mercury-marine-precision-oils-lubricants. Boating is not often thought of as a harsh environment, but it is one of the most demanding environments in which an engine can operate. Marine engines can and are often used ...

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Florida man logs more than 500 miles in 20 hours

Florida man logs more than 500 miles in 20 hours

Captain George Gozdz, host of Reel Time Florida Sportsman TV, was looking to take his new Triton 260LTS powered by a 350hp Verado out for an adventure. The adventure turned out to be a nearly 515-mile trek from Stuart, Florida, to Tampa and back – ...

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What you need to know about invasive species

What you need to know about invasive species

Zebra, quagga mussels, Asian carp and snakefish have long been known to pose threats to boaters. However, lionfish have the potential to become the most disastrous marine invasion in history, by drastically reducing the abundance of coral reef fish and ...

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More Repower To You

More Repower To You

Ever since the Great Recession of 2008, it seems like the number of people repowering their boats grows significantly each year. Why? The obvious answer is that when an older outboard engine reaches the end of its service life or ...

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Everyone Starts Somewhere

Everyone Starts Somewhere

Florida-based professional guide and competitive angler J.D. Heminger, and his Lauderdale Marina fishing team outperform the competition because of their unbeatable Mercury /Boston Whaler Outrage combination.

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