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Radically new outboard motors debuted from Evinrude

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So you took your motorboat out over this past gorgeous weekend and the engine developed a problem. It stalled, you had trouble restarting it and it ran rough. Well it may be time for a new motor. But before you decide, check out the new offerings from Evinrude.

Evinrude recently debuted a line of radically new designed outboards. The new outboards have heads that are vertical instead of the traditional horizontal design we’re all familiar with.

Along with this unique design, Evinrude’s new E-TEC outboards reportedly produce 75 percent fewer total regulated emissions, with 15 percent better fuel efficiency and 20 percent more torque than leading four-stroke engines.

“This engine stands alone in the industry and on the water,” said Chris Dawson, vice president and general manager of Global Sales for Evinrude. “Until now, achieving these levels of performance and integration was unheard of. Add to this the fact that this engine produces far fewer emissions of any outboard engine on the water, and it’s clear to see why the Evinrude E-TEC G2 engines will change the face of boating."

The Evinrude E-TEC G2 outboard is also said to have the best-in-class torque, fuel efficiency and total emissions. The motors will be available starting at 200 H.O. to 300 R.A.V.E. and will be the first and only customizable look with clean rigging and fully integrated digital controls.

“This will allow customers to choose from a color-coordinated combination of boat and engine by selecting top and front panels as well as accent colors that match their boat,” said Dawson.

OUTBOARD PROP SELECTION MADE EASIER

Perhaps the most perplexing decision a boat owner has to make is when it’s time for a new motor prop. Well Turning Point Propellers just made that task easier with their online selection tool.

Their Prop Wizard 4.0 removes the guesswork by providing a massive database with precise calculations. According to Turning Point, its scalable display is simple to use on smart phones, tablets or computers for a go-to for propeller selection.

Prop Wizard 4.0 guides boat owners to the ideal prop using a database enhanced with over 350,000 boats spanning 35 model years and 7,000 engines. Quick pull-down menus and personal video guide help users hone in on their precise boat and engine information. And if you boat model is not listed, the Prop Wizard has other features to steer you to the correct prop.

The Prop Wizard also includes a wide variety of hull pictures to help owners match their boat. It takes into consideration the boat’s average load and altitude of operation and weighs such factors as trolling or kicker motors, batteries, coolers, livewell capacity, fishing and ski gear.

Also considered are aluminum or stainless steel props, 3 or 4 blades, right or left hand rotation, heavy loads and watersports.

To check out Prop Wizard go to www.tpprops.com.

FISH-FOR-FREE DAY

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission reminds folks that Friday, July 4 marks the second of two free fishing days in the state. On that holiday day, no fishing license is required when fishing Commonwealth waters.

According to PFBC Executive Director John Arway, “Fish-For-Free days are one of the enticements we use to introduce friends and families to the sport of fishing. Lakes and parks are always popular spots during the summer and particularly on holidays as this Fourth-Of-July weekend.”

Some state lakes offer free loaner equipment so no monetary outlay is required. To find these locations check www/fishandboat.com/fishforfree.htm.

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