We caught up with Parker Hannifin at the 2021 Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show to talk about the H2O Eco and how it takes water purification to a new level for boaters. The ECO features a compact machine completely enclosed in an aluminum frame, and offers potable water safe for drinking and cooking.
Make your next Walker AIRSEP order easier by following this quick tutorial to identify your air filter by checking for a service label and looking for the filter part number.
By Steve Katz
It’s often an emergency that prompts a look at a boat’s steering system. While routine maintenance of modern steering systems is usually simple, an at sea steering issue can quickly and easily result in rudderless steering and an oily bilge! While I have witnessed many captains maneuver a boat with amazing skill using just the engines, having a properly operating steering system is prudent and allows safe operation in all conditions.
It’s been two years since the last ICAST brought industry professionals together to get a firsthand look at the advancements in the sportfishing world. From July 20 to July 23, companies and brands showcased the latest and greatest products for both fresh and saltwater anglers. We’ve highlighted some new, innovative and just plain interesting products that were on display at this year’s event.
If you missed the Palm Beach International Boat Show or didn’t make it by the Furuno tent then check out the video below to see what was on display and to learn a little more about the Furuno products. Braden Shoemaker, Furuno SE Regional Manager, breaks down the different NavNet TZtouch systems and what they can offer on your next boating trip.
By Captain Scott “Fraz” Murie
Paying a little money upfront can save you plenty when deciding which direction to run to the fishing grounds. Here in the northern Gulf, with such a large area to cover, having the knowledge of where to head before leaving the pass is a huge advantage and certainly improves our fish-to-gallon ratio.
On a slightly windy day we headed out on the water with Capt. Sean Gill, Yamaha Pro Staff, and Ry Landry, Yamaha Product Education Manager, to see the Yamaha Helm Master EX in action. The customizable boat control system builds upon Yamaha’s original Helm Master while expanding its usage to single through quad outboard applications.
Boating autopilot functions, such as course and heading hold, can be adjusted with the joystick, which was also designed to easily make changes to SetPoint features without leaving the current mode.
It was a smooth ride.