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Yamaha Pro Mike Iaconelli Introduces Kids to Fishing, the Outdoors through Ike Foundation®

Charity event raises funds for inner-city and disadvantaged youth

On Saturday, August 6, 2016, the Ike Foundation®, in conjunction with the Mid-Atlantic Youth Anglers & Outdoors Program, held its first celebrity Pro-Am Bass Tournament, charity dinner and kids fishing fun day on the waterfront in Camden, New Jersey. The goal was to generate funds and awareness for introducing America’s children, especially inner city and disadvantaged youth, to fishing and the outdoors. 


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DIY - Winterize Your Yamaha Four-Cylinder Outboard

Boater's Log Vol. 7, No. 4

Yamaha offers a popular line of four-cylinder four-stroke outboards that are used in a wide range of single and twin installation applications, in both fresh and saltwater, all over the world. From pontoons to center consoles, bass boats to work skiffs and even water taxis, they are great performers and real workhorses. The most popular are the F90, F115 and F150 models, and many are used in climates where they are taken out of service for the winter months. 


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Trouble with Ethanol

Boater's Log Vol. 7, No. 3

Will New Regulations Mean More Costly Problems for Boaters?

Unless you haven’t put fuel in your car in the past ten years, you’re probably familiar with the term E10. It refers to the 10 percent ethanol that is blended into the gasoline you buy at the pump. If you’ve owned an outboard-powered boat during that same time period, you are far more familiar with E10 than your over-the-road counterparts. 


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Understanding Engine Trim/Tilt and Trim Tabs

Boater's Log Vol. 7, No. 2

Systems Designed to Improve Performance, Efficiency and Ride


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The Skinny on Jack Plates

Boater's Log Vol. 6, No. 7

Should Your Skiff Have One?

If you run any kind of skiff or bass boat in shallow water, consider this column a must-read.

Electro-hydraulic jack plates are add-on brackets that provide two more adjustability dimensions to your outboard engine trim: straight up and down. 

A jackplate can improve both overall and shallow-water performance.

The jack plate accomplishes several significant functions: 


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Understanding Marine Electrical Systems

Boater's Log Vol. 6, No. 6

The electrical system on your boat is the power behind the power. Without it, the outboards won’t start, the pumps won’t pump, the lights won’t illuminate and the navigational electronics show only black screen. Many boat owners don’t have a basic knowledge of the electrical system on their vessels and that lack of knowledge can result in lost days on the water or worse.


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T.L.C. Keeps Boats New

Boater's Log Vol. 6, No. 5

A Little Well-Spent Time After Each Use is All it Takes

Have you ever pondered the question, “How can some relatively new boats appear so old while so many older boats look like new?” The distinction can be striking and in most cases, a boat’s appearance and operating condition have very little to do with how much the boat is used. The deciding factor is simply how well the owner cares for it after and between uses. Here’s a case that illustrates the point while providing a template for keeping your boat looking and running like new. 


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Basic Ropecraft

Boater's Log Vol. 6, No. 4

Five Knots Every Boater Should Know


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Spring Into the Boating Season

Boater's Log Vol. 6, No. 3

A Comprehensive Approach to Pre-Season Boat Prep

Brian Rice is a charter fishing captain who plies the inshore and offshore waters off northern New Jersey with his 2006 31-foot Contender® center console. The boat is powered by the original 2006 Yamaha F250 outboards, and the hull and motors have over 2,200 hours of use on them without a major repair. 


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Take Command of Fuel Efficiency

Boater's Log, Vol. 6, No. 2

Yamaha gives you the tools to reduce fuel consumption

Gasoline—it was once so cheap it was a non-factor in everyday life. You stopped at the gas station and filled up that gas guzzling four-wheeled monster without a second thought. The same went for your boat. Gather up the family, fill the tank and away you’d go for an afternoon of fishing, waterskiing or cruising because fuel expense was just no big deal for the average middle class family.


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