Pacific Powerboat – Jan/Feb 2017

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FEATURES

54 – FOUR FATEFUL FOUL-UPS
Danny Casey looks at some mechanical maladies from the past that raises the question…why?

68 – KEY WEST 2016 WORLD POWERBOAT CHAMPS
Kiwis and Aussie teams don’t run well but promise to be back in 2017.

78 – AUSTRALIAN BIG BOAT BUILDERS BUSY
The Australian cruiser and motor yacht boat building industry has had a remarkable comeback in recent years. Barry Thompson looks at why.

92 – SAFETY ESSENTIALS
Sam Jefferson offers some advice on what safety equipment to carry on board this summer.

104 – COMPANY PROFILE – GURIT
PPB talked to Sean Jeffery, Head of Sales Sth East East Asia/Oceania for Gurit about their products and future as core suppliers to the marine industry.

116 – BUYERS GUIDE TO BOWRIDERS
Although traditionally a boat to tow water toys, today’s new breed of bowriders are far more versatile and some even come with rod holders.

126 – CRUISE OF THE ENVOY
Laurie and Diane Cranfield head to the Greek Peloponissos region as they continue their 2016 cruise around the Med.

130 – YOU CAN’T ALWAYS RELY ON THE GPS
John Curnow takes a look at the simple task of navigation and why electronics is not always the best way to go.

REVIEWS

46 – Whitehaven 7500 Sports Yacht

62 – Terminator 755SF

72 – Luana – Elite 15.2m Mid Pilothouse 15.2m

86 – Carver C43

98 – Seaforce 530 Ute

110 – Dickey Semifly 32

REGULARS

6 – DESIGN FOCUS
Strand-Craft SC19

8 – LEADING COMMENT
Where have all the petrol sterndrives gone?

12 – GUEST COMMENT
Surviving the Canterbury earthquakes – Geoff Robinson, owner CSB Huntsman Boats.

14 – SEEN & ADMIRED
Powerplay 56 catamaran.
Frewza F18 Hardtop

18 – NEWS
News. New products, boats and events.

36 – POWER ON
The world’s most powerful outboard just got bigger – 627hp.

38 – ELECTRONICS NEWS
Hot new products from some of the world’s leading brands, such as Simrad, Lowrance, Raymarine & Fusion.

40 – RACING NEWS
Griffith Cup eludes Kiwis again. 2017 NZ Racing Calendar.

42 – CRUISING MATTERS
Staying stable at rest with stabilisers.

44 – STRAIGHT FROM THE GALLEY
Derek The Chef prepares Tua Tua, Cockle & Mussel Chowder.

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