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  • PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: CMI’S NEW 52O SPORT TUBES AND 520 E-TOP HEADERS
    December 30, 2015

    PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: CMI’S NEW 52O SPORT TUBES AND 520 E-TOP HEADERS »

    Generate more power from your stock 520 engine this season with CMI’s new 520 upgrade package that includes the 520 Sport Tubes and 520 E-Top Headers, the latest R+D project from the company that’s designed for the do-it-yourselfer. Tested at Innovation Marine of Sarasota, FL. on a brand new 520 hp engine, some highlights of

  • In The Fix: 1992 Cigarette Top Gun
    December 29, 2015

    In The Fix: 1992 Cigarette Top Gun »

    If there are two things that haven’t changed in the world of offshore boating its performance and good looks. For the poker run crowd this is especially true, and it’s easy to get the fever. Ron Potter of Potter Performance Engines, Inc., an engine builder based in Sarasota, FL., has always delivered the speed, designing

  • Shifting Gears
    December 24, 2015

    Shifting Gears »

    Well-known performance boat engine builder, Innovation Marine, has recently moved renowned high-performance transmission manufacturer Huber Marine into its headquarters on the West Coast of Florida and hired Brad Halpin to run the new business. Huber, which was based in Baton Rouge, LA., is best known for its high-performance marine transmissions while Halpin spent 15 years

  • Super Charge-It!
    December 23, 2015

    Super Charge-It! »

    Let’s play some word-association. When I say, “Supercharger for performance boats,” what’s the first name that pops into your head? For most people in the go-fast-boat crowd, the name is Whipple. The reason is simple. No supercharger manufacturer has worked harder in the last decade to provide a complete package to upgrade a typical performance

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: CMI’S NEW 52O SPORT TUBES AND 520 E-TOP HEADERS
Tech Reviews

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: CMI’S NEW 52O SPORT TUBES AND 520 E-TOP HEADERS »

Generate more power from your stock 520 engine this season with CMI’s new 520 upgrade package that includes the 520 Sport Tubes and 520 E-Top Headers, the latest R+D project from the company that’s designed for the do-it-yourselfer. Tested at Innovation Marine of Sarasota, FL. on a brand new 520 hp engine, some highlights of
30 Dec, 2015
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In The Fix: 1992 Cigarette Top Gun
Tech Reviews

In The Fix: 1992 Cigarette Top Gun »

If there are two things that haven’t changed in the world of offshore boating its performance and good looks. For the poker run crowd this is especially true, and it’s easy to get the fever. Ron Potter of Potter Performance Engines, Inc., an engine builder based in Sarasota, FL., has always delivered the speed, designing
29 Dec, 2015
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Written by Poker Runs America
Shifting Gears
Tech Reviews

Shifting Gears »

Well-known performance boat engine builder, Innovation Marine, has recently moved renowned high-performance transmission manufacturer Huber Marine into its headquarters on the West Coast of Florida and hired Brad Halpin to run the new business. Huber, which was based in Baton Rouge, LA., is best known for its high-performance marine transmissions while Halpin spent 15 years
24 Dec, 2015
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Written by Poker Runs America
Super Charge-It!
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Super Charge-It! »

Let’s play some word-association. When I say, “Supercharger for performance boats,” what’s the first name that pops into your head? For most people in the go-fast-boat crowd, the name is Whipple. The reason is simple. No supercharger manufacturer has worked harder in the last decade to provide a complete package to upgrade a typical performance
23 Dec, 2015
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CASTING CALL: A Look At How A Mercury Propeller Is Made
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CASTING CALL: A Look At How A Mercury Propeller Is Made »

It looked like something out of science-fiction movie. Three men clad head-to-toe in extreme heat-resistant clothing were pouring red-hot molten stainless-steel into specially made shells. One wrong move and body parts would bubble and disappear from contact with the searing liquid. Were they making guns, ammunition, martial-arts weapons or something for heavy-duty industrial use? Nope.
2 Dec, 2015
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PRICE TURNER’S TECH TIPS: Crane’s Shaft Rockers Rock!
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PRICE TURNER’S TECH TIPS: Crane’s Shaft Rockers Rock! »

Crane’s Sportsman Series shaft-mount rocker arms are ideal for high performance marine engines. The latest developments in advanced composite materials technology and metallurgy make it possible to eliminate the needle bearings. This is advantageous, because in the process of opening and closing the valves, the needles in traditional roller rocker arms physically roll in one
2 Dec, 2015
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PRICE TURNER’S TECH TIPS: Cylinder Repair – Everything You Need To Know About Valves
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PRICE TURNER’S TECH TIPS: Cylinder Repair – Everything You Need To Know About Valves »

A high performance marine engine deserves high performance valves and a high performance valve job. What are high performance valves and what is a high performance valve job? Hang on while we take you there. You may not be doing the job yourself or have the equipment to do so but it is reassuring to
2 Dec, 2015
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X MARKS THE SPOT – How X-Dimension Can Boost Performance By Steve Sandler
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X MARKS THE SPOT – How X-Dimension Can Boost Performance By Steve Sandler »

A key factor in boat performance set-up, X-dimension is a measure of the location of a boat’s propeller shaft relative to its bottom. For outdrives with anti-ventilation plates, X-dimension is generally defined as the distance of the anti-ventilation plate above the boat’s bottom. In this case, a greater X-dimension means the prop is shallower in
2 Dec, 2015
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TEAM SIX
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TEAM SIX »

Walk the docks at your local poker run and you’ll see everyone gawking at fancy paint jobs or oohing and aahing at the big blowers and the glimmering exhaust pipes. Few people walk around, look at the back of the boat and say, “Sweet Number Sixes.” Despite the fact that Mercury Racing’s Dry Sump Six
2 Dec, 2015
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PRICE TURNER’S TECH TIPS: Don’t Let This Happen To You – Determining Marine Electric Fuel Pump Solutions.
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PRICE TURNER’S TECH TIPS: Don’t Let This Happen To You – Determining Marine Electric Fuel Pump Solutions. »

The black arrow on the right points the the inner bearing race, the ball bearings in the foreground are held in place by the outer race, black arrow on the left. The ball bearing in this fuel pump motor failed because of water, most likely forced past the seal when the engine was cleaned with
2 Dec, 2015
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