Pacific PowerBoat May/June 2016

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FEATURES

50 LOOKING BACK OVER 20 YEARS
Part One – Propeller Magazine 1996-2011 A pictorial essay.

64 A HISTORY OF THE HAMILTON JET BOAT
Tony Kean explores the development of the Hamilton jet boat, from the early 1950s to the present day.

78 THE RIGHT TRAILER WINCH
We look at some of the latest winch options and things you should know about launching and retrieving your boat.

90 TAIWAN BOAT SHOW REPORT
Barry Thompson went to the recent Taiwan International Boat Show and discovered the base for a whole new boating market.

100 REFITING A SEAKEEPER GYRO
Motor Yacht Service Centre recently installed a Seakeeper 9 gyro into,
Rhapsody, a Maritimo 60. Did it make a difference?

102 COMPANY PROFILE – TOHATSU OUTBOARDS
This year marks the 60th anniversary for Tohatsu outboards. We trace the history of this major outboard manufacturer.

REVIEWS

44 SURTEES 6.1 GAME FISHER
72 BAYLINER 2100 DECKBOAT
82 WHITE POINTER 1050
94 SEA RAY 280 SLX

REGULARS

6 DESIGN FOCUS
Soelcat 12

8 LEADING COMMENT
20 years and what a journey.

10 PUBLISHER’S COMMENT
Two decades of change.

14 SEEN & ADMIRED
Azimut Verve 40
Bayliner Ciera 8

18 NEWS
News, new products, boats and events.

36 POWER ON
Latest news from the world of power, including new compact Suzuki outboards and the winners of the Win The Dream competition.

38 ELECTRONICS NEWS
Hot new products from some of the world’s leading brands.

40 RACING NEWS
Reports from the Trans Tasman Offshore series and X Cat racing opener.

42 CRUISING MATTERS
Laurie Cranfield looks at Scotland’s Lossiemouth Harbour.

104 FROM THE GALLEY
Derek the Chef prepares grilled Hapuka

165 BROKERAGE
Some of the best pre-owned big boats on the market in NZ & Aus.

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