Mercury Unveils Its First Electric Outboard

Mercury Unveils Its First Electric Outboard

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a showcase of new technologies that can have a positive impact on our lives. That makes it the perfect place to unveil the latest Mercury innovation – a product that continues our mission ...

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How to Tie the Reverse Clinch Knot

How to Tie the Reverse Clinch Knot

Mercury Pro Team member Alton Jones, of Lorena, Texas, believes the reverse clinch knot is a great knot for all types of fishing lines. It’s easy and fast to tie and forms a strong connection. The only real doubt in ...

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’Tis the Season for Holiday Boat Parades

’Tis the Season for Holiday Boat Parades

Among the other fun events that mark the holiday season, many waterfront communities across the country host nighttime boat parades that give local boaters the opportunity to deck out their vessels with Christmas lights and show them off. Holiday boat ...

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Research, Education and Conservation at the “Shark Lab”

Research, Education and Conservation at the “Shark Lab”

Often depicted in movies and TV shows as ruthless, razor-toothed monsters, sharks long have been feared by humans. But thanks to the scientific research efforts undertaken by facilities like the Bimini Biological Field Station, nicknamed “Shark Lab,” in the Bahamas, ...

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Quick Tip: How to Swap Your Prop

How to Swap Your Prop

Every boat owner should know how to remove and install the boat’s propeller. The prop may become damaged and need to be repaired or replaced. You may decide to upgrade your propeller to improve performance or economy. Inspecting the propeller ...

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How Often Should I Change My Fishing Line?

How Often Should I Change My Fishing Line?

While changing out fishing line is not high on the list of things most anglers enjoy about fishing, using good line is an integral part of angling success. The line is, after all, vital to making a proper cast and ...

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Winter Boat Storage Myths Debunked

Winter Boat Storage Myths Debunked

Those warm summer days are a thing of the past. And with winter closing in, we hope you’ve already checked out our How to Store Your Boat for the Winter blog. Winter boat storage is a critical consideration, because when ...

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7 Tips for Properly Spooling a Spinning Reel

7 Tips for Properly Spooling a Spinning Reel

Regardless of the species you like to fish for, spooling a spinning reel is a task you’ll need to tackle from time to time. There are several ways to spool a spinning reel, and while filling the reel with line ...

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Training Tomorrow’s Boat Technicians Today

Training Tomorrow’s Boat Technicians Today

In October, the Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS) broke ground on a new $3.8 million Marine Technology Center on its campus in Cedarville, Michigan. Located on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula on the shores of Lake Huron, GLBBS is the only ...

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Understanding Propeller Slip

Understanding Propeller Slip

Because it sounds like a negative, “slip” might be the most misunderstood of all propeller terms. But slip is actually essential to propeller function. Propeller slip is the difference between the actual distance the prop travels forward through the water ...

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