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Technical Tidbits: Grand-Prix of the Sea

  • Bill Grannis

Historically off-shore boat racing was for well-to-do hobbyists looking for trophies and bragging rights. Normally the boats were not even visible to the spectators on shore except for the start and the finish which occasionally were located in different geographical areas. More often than not the owner with the biggest wallet — who could afford the best equipment and crew… More

Experience More Torque


To compete with our two-stroke torque, four-stroke manufacturers are fighting to increase displacement and shed pounds to come close to Evinrude E-TEC’s efficiency.   The more refined, 2.6L Evinrude E-TEC 150-hp achieves up to 14% more torque with less displacement, than the 3.0L Mercury 150-hp four-stroke from 2,500 RPM to 5,500 RPM because with Evinrude E-TEC, every stroke is a… More

By the Numbers: Gear Ratio Determination and Speed Calculations for Your Boat

  • Bill Grannis

Bass boaters and other high performance enthusiasts are always looking to obtain the maximum performance out of their rigs. Whether trying new props, changing the boat and motor set-up, or by re-distributing the load, a go-fast boater is forever reaching for that last mile-per-hour of speed. Outboard motor gearcases come in all styles, sizes, and ratios depending on the motor’s… More