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    by Published on 06-30-2014 09:34 AM
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    A Dash Displaying AutoMeter Gauges.
    Since the very first performance boat floated it was fitted with instruments that in that day were were modified or adapted for a marine application. As powerboats evolved so did the gauges needed to monitor them. In the early years these gauges were all grafted from the industrial or automotive counterparts and were limited to monitoring just a few engine functions and virtually no specific boat functions, but today the world is how do the say it? "Our Oyster". New gauges and instruments offered today are not only extensive but extremely accurate.

    This accuracy and quality is what were going to focus on here, the accuracy in competition gauges still stems from the old adage of Built in America and that's exactly what the AutoMeter brand of instruments is. Built in America and the absolute best value in marine gauges.

    First lets touch on the fact that when anyone looks at a boat, the dash and the cockpit are the focal point. Today's modern gauges are virtually the sex appeal of any modern dashboard. The numerous color options leave the gauges looking like they are popping off the dash with larger than life lenses and easy to read dials in vibrant and neon colors. At last form and function are clearly matched with the exciting "Race" inspired look these instruments provide.

    AutoMeter was not only was behind the inception of "Monster Styles" gauges they have been the main supplier of parts and
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    by Published on 06-09-2014 06:49 PM

    In 1979 Martha Ford bought her husband a boat with custom paint to match the NFL Team he owned. William Clay Ford Sr loved his boats and had many. Before his death earlier this year the boat was sold and fortunately its caretaker since it was new was able to buy it.

    Now with the boat in full control of Chip Miller, owner of Miller Marina, in St Clair Shores Michigan this extreme renovation is nearing completion. Chip has done
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    by Published on 06-09-2014 05:15 PM
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    This year's Jacksonville River Rally Poker Run was a huge success. Powerboat Nation trailered the Cigarette Top Gun up to Jacksonville and ran as a registered entry in this year's event along with just over 65 other boats. Fridays sand bar raft up and Bar-B-Q was a great start to a wonderful weekend. The Pyburn family were the best hosts along with their great group of volunteers who work hard to raise money for Camp Amigo.

    While there were threats for rain for the Saturday
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    by Published on 05-27-2014 10:45 AM
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    Before and After


    When you buy a boat brand new and keep it for 43 years you can bet there has to be a really strong emotional attachment to that particular boat. Such is the case for Robert Real who just had to have his 1971 DONZI 18 Corsican completely redone.

    This project was to be one that brought the boat back to life. Larry Goldman of Miami's Xtreme Powerboats took on the project that took the boat all the way down to a bare hull. They replaced nearly everything ...
    by Published on 05-27-2014 09:51 AM
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    A serious collision occurred Sunday morning at the Poker Run taking place in Leverick Bay, Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands.

    Several people were injured, one person seriously, when the two boats – a 38 Top Gun Cigarette and a 44 Concept Center Console crashed into each other.

    It is believed that a malfunction in the steering system on the Cigarette caused it to veer out of control and crash into the Concept.
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    by Published on 05-20-2014 10:46 AM
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    World Products is a company with a storied past. Founded in 1987, World brought the first viable aftermarket cast iron engine blocks and cylinder heads to the performance market. While the company has certainly had its ups and downs over the years, they have played an important role with marine performance engine builders.

    A little less than two years ago, World Products was bought by PBM Performance Products of Louisville, KY. The entire operation has been relocated, foundry tooling has been revised, machining procedures
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    by Published on 05-13-2014 03:38 PM

    While we're always in communication with our supporters and advertisers its not that often that we all end up in one place. Luckily for us Desert Storm gave us the chance to not only share a few laughs but grab our buddy Alexi and get him to give us the low down on whats brewing at his Southern California Engines Building and Service Facility.

    There was a huge crowd swarming and gawing and the monstrosity of
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    by Published on 05-06-2014 12:16 PM
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    Attending Tickfaw for the first time reminded me of a guy I talked to on a dive in the Turks and Caicos a long time ago. I had about 200 dives at that time and he had just surfaced from his first open water ocean dive. He appeared to be pissed off, throwing his gear around. When I asked about his mood, he shruggingly responded by saying he was 50 years old and he was upset that he had waiting so long in his life to go diving, because he loved it so much. Pretty much how I felt about Tickfaw... I had such a good ...

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