Skip the Seasickness: How Boats Are Getting More Tech-Savvy

With a range of new marine tech—from mighty motors to stomach-easing gyros and virtual anchors—boat builders are leaving the auto industry in their wake. Dan Neil goes aboard to test the innovations.
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Bennett Marine Traditional Hydraulic Trim Tab Kit, 12″ x 9″, Fits boats: 15′ – 19′

Bennett Marine Traditional Hydraulic Trim Tab Kit, 12″ x 9″, Fits boats: 15′ – 19′


Bennett Marine Traditional Hydraulic Trim Tab Kit, 12″ x 9″, Fits boats: 15′ – 19′ Get the most from your boat, no matter what the load, speed or sea conditions, with Bennett trim tabs.Hydraulic trim tabs are known for power, precision and durability. Bennett Standard Trim Tabs fit boats from 15′-38′ (larger sets available). Using the helm control, you can adjust the trim tabs individually or together to create the perfect cruising attitude. Increase speed, fuel economy, smooth a rough ride and get on plane faster. Precise adjustments to boat attitude are easy. Kits include: Two high-quality, 13-gauge, 304 stainless steel after-planes with strong nylon/composite actuators. No external hoses or wires to break Euro-style rocker switch control fits a standard 2 1/2″ dia. hole Self-bleeding hydraulic power unit, color-coded wiring harness and mounting hardware Five-year warrantyWhen ordering, remember ”the wider the better.” Measure the longest plane span possible between the outside edge of the transom and the centerline, and subtract 3″ – 4” for clearance on the outer edge and 8″ – 12” of clearance from centerline (to account for outboard or sterndrive). A good rule of thumb is: at least 1” of width per boat foot. Please click here for Bennett’s product details page on standard trim tabs with control.For sizing guidelines, click here.
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Toy Boats and Tin Soldiers

Toy Boats and Tin Soldiers


Used – Eric Warner was a military surgeon in Key West, Florida in 1940. He had few responsibilities, occasional surgeries, and his own forty-foot fishing boat. On December 8, 1941, the U.S. Navy pulled all of their ships and airplanes out of the base, sending them to the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Key West was a ghost military base. The Gulf Stream offshore was soon trafficked by hundreds of ships each day carrying guns and oil to European allies. Hitler dispatched U-boats to the U.S. coast an

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Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual: How to Maintain, Repair and Improve Your Boat’s Essential Systems

Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual: How to Maintain, Repair and Improve Your Boat’s Essential Systems


Used – This manual takes both novice and experienced boatowner through minor to major repairs of electrical systems, engines, electronics, steering systems, generators, pumps, cookers, spars and rigging. When it was first published in 1990, the Boatowner’s Mechanical & Electrical Manual broke new ground. It was hailed as the first truly DIY manual for boatowners and has sold in its thousands ever since. There have been significant changes in boat systems since then, particularly electrical syste

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British Toy Boats 1920 Onwards

British Toy Boats 1920 Onwards


A concise yet comprehensive record of products of the major manufacturers of British waterborne toy boats from 1920 onwards, featuring 550 detailed images, plus a listing and description of all models made. Also includes a fascinating look at many of the smaller, lesser known manufacturers.

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