Pacific Powerboat Magazine – Jan/Feb 2016

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Cover – The all new Buccaneer 685 El Dorado HT. See page 44.

Some of the featured articles in this issue:

50 ADULT LIFEJACKETS
Everything you should know about adult lifejackets.

66 PILOTHOUSE TRAILERBOATS
A Buyers Guide to trailerable pilothouse/ wheelhouse cruisers.

84 THE DAY SIR HENRY SEGRAVE DIED
Eight five years ago Sir Henry Segrave, set
out to smash the water speed record. He succeeded but then disaster struck. Text by Kevin Desmond.

96 BATTERIES & HOW TO LOOK AFTER THEM
John Dale looks at the modern battery and ways to enhance their lifespan.

108 2015 YAMAHA/ROLLOS BRIDGE TO BRIDGE
Records fall in in 32nd waterki and powerboat classic.

116 CRUISE OF THE ENVOY
Laurie & Diane Cranfield look back at some of the great and not so great moments while cruising the Med for the past six years.

Boat Reviews:

44 BUCCANEER EL DORADO 685 HT
58 ICON 533 POWERCAT
76 RIVIERA 77 SPORTFISHER
92 RAE LINE 186 OUTBOARD
102 HILL 20M – LOLA
114 JP RIBS 800 CUSTOM

Regulars:

6 DESIGN FOCUS
Privilège Furio 6.

8 LEADING COMMENT
How to Avoid Ramp Rage.

10 PUBLISHERS COMMENT
20 Years and still going strong.

12 GUEST COMMENT
Can GRP trailer boats survive?
By Ian Williamson, Sports Marine.

14 SEEN ADMIRED
Upfold – Elite 20m Highlander and Ultimate 21 Hardtop.

18 NEWS
News, new products, boats and events.

36 POWER ON
Latest products from the world of power, including Volvo Penta repower kits and new Vetus engine.

38 ELECTRONICS NEWS
New releases from some of the world’s leading brands.

40 RACING NEWS
Trans Tasman Series returns & 2016 Racing Calendar.

42 LEGASEA
Should fishing be banned during spawning season?

114 CRUISING MATTERS
Dealing with Foreign Cruising Regulations ( Part 2)

120 FROM THE GALLEY
Derek the Chef prepares a smoked Kawawai fritters.

152 BROKERAGE
Some of the best pre-loved big boats on the market.

 

Personal Water Craft Magazine

122 RACING NEWS
Kiwi success in Havasu.

124 CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF WAIHEKE ISLAND
Doug Dukeson looks back to 2007 when he circumnavigated Waiheke Island in his then late model PWC.

130 2016 PWC BUYERS GUIDE
All the models from the big three available for your 2016 pleasure.

139 JFK POWERSPORTS KING OF JETSKIFISHING
Huge field expected for 2016 event.

140 JETSKI FISHING ADVENTURES WITH GOES WILD
If you haven’t been away on a jetski fishing social trip and enjoyed the lifestyle of the sport, then Wild Jetski fishing Experiences trips might just be for you.

142 REMEMBER THE WETBIKE
The original Suzuki Wetbike was introduced in 1978 and was the forerunner to today’s modern PWCs. Where are they now?

144 SETTING UP THE ULTIMATE PWC FISHING MACHINE
Andrew Hill gives us an introduction to jetski fishing and offers some tips on how to set your PWC up to help you catch more fish.

150 INSTALLING A FISHFINDER
Doug Dukeson looks at the new installation of his Raymarine fishfinder in his Rayglass Projet.

 

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