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    Published on 02-15-2012 11:53 PM
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    by Serious Offshore



    In March of 2011 Powerboat P1 announced that the Liberty Associates production facility in North Carolina was in full production on the new 28SS Panther. For those of you that may not immediately recognize the Liberty name, this was the group in possession of the ex-Fountain production facility. The race sites announced were being led by the Madison Indiana joint venture with the Unlimited Hydroplanes. The second race for the series would be at the Detroit Gold Cup races, with the winner hoisting the Gar Wood trophy. Then in August, there would be a race in Morehead City, followed by an event in Huston, and finally ...
    Published on 02-14-2012 11:55 PM
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    One of the bigger stories of 2011 was the dramatic market shift towards center consoles. What was a few years ago looked upon as a way to pick up a few extra sales by re-decking an existing sport boat, these boats have become significant profit centers for many builders. We believe there are several factors at play in driving this trend. There’s no doubting the utility of this type of boat. They’re not only capable of respectable speeds, they’re certainly more family and group-friendly.

    A strong factor in this shift is the change in how performance boaters view these utilitarian boats. We like to think of it ...
    Published on 02-10-2012 11:59 PM
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    An issue that’s definitely been putting the pinch on boaters everywhere is the general unavailability of ethanol-free gasoline. The issue’s roots dates back to the mid-90′s when Congress buckled to lobbyists in the 11th hour and saddled us with ethanol-oxygenated gas. The petroleum industry had long extolled the virtues of MTBE as an oxygenator. But agrobusiness saw dollar signs in this potentially enormous new market for their corn-based product and the rest as they say is history.

    In September, ...
    Published on 02-06-2012 12:11 AM
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    Our number 11 story in the countdown of the top 11 stories of 2011 is the launch of the 557HP Seven Marine Outboard. Introduced in February at the Miami Boat Show, the 557 could prove to be a major change in the marine-propulsion industry. Aside from the before unimaginable power packaged in an outboard motor, one very attractive attribute of this power package is it’s ability to deliver automotive reliability and ease of service to the outboard market.



    It’s lightweight aluminum, fuel-injected, supercharged V8 was not something we expected to see, especially in this tight economy. But ...
    Published on 02-04-2012 12:13 AM
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    PF Marine is proud to announce the addition of the following items to their product lineup:

    • Custom cut inlets and outlets on Mark 6 & Mark 6 XTREME Intercoolers
    • Custom finishes on Mark 6 & Mark 6 XTREME Intercoolers


    PF Marine is now offering their Mark 6 and Mark 6 XTREME intercoolers with custom inlets and outlets. This allows any blower with an xx-71 bolt pattern to adapt to the PF Intercooler without any modifications or adapter plates. PF Marine sales representative Jason ...
    Published on 02-03-2012 12:14 AM
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    The Bravo Shop, Inc. recently unveiled its new synthetic marine outdrive gear oil which offers superior gear wear protection, lower operating temperatures, and less friction. “We spent over a year working with one of the top oil producers in the nation to develop a synthetic oil specifically designed for increasing the durability of marine outdrives”, said John Pfahl, owner of The ...
    Published on 11-18-2011 12:19 AM
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    Selecting the right tow vehicle to tow your boat, especially one that is that is agreeable as a daily driver, can be a very difficult decision.

    And even if you begged, most dealers would not allow you to actually hook up your boat and test the combination out. Much of what you have to go by has to depend on the vehicle's specifications, its towing capacity, and your driving impressions. Whether you have your heart set on a particular vehicle or not, there are still many choices to be made about the engine, transmission, suspension, ...
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