Pacific Powerboat – Nov/Dec 2016

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FEATURES

54 DELIVERING THE PERFECT WAKE
Crossover boats are designed to give you the ability to ski, wake or surf and deliver the perfect wake for the task. We look at four options.

68 THE MACKAY RACE BOAT DYNASTY
If you wanted to win offshore powerboat races in the 1970s, you needed a big monohull and no one did them better than Jim Mackay.

82 INFLATABLE LIFE JACKETS GUIDE
The new styles of inflatable life jackets bring comfort and function to a whole new level that make wearing a life jacket so much more appealing.

96 CHALLENGING MARKETS FOR KIWI BUILDERS
The New Zealand boat building industry has undergone considerable changes in recent years and re-established itself from a dominance on superyachts to trailer boats.

108 CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF THE SOUTH ISLAND
Graeme Rose recounts his circumnavigating the South Island and exploring Fiordland, like Cook did in the Endeavour, albeit in a little more comfort!

118 LED LIGHTING -TEN THINGS TO CONSIDER
Not all LED lights are created equal, so how do you decide which ones to purchase?

122 LIGHTING DOWNUNDER
Barry Thompson looks at underwater lights and what’s available for today’s trailer boat, flybridge cruiser or super yacht owner.

132 CRUISE OF THE ENVOY
Laurie and Diane Cranfield continue their cruising south in the Ionian Sea.

BOAT REVIEWS

48 CHAPARRAL 210 SUNCOAST
62 RAELINE 186 BR
76 ALASKA 49
90 HATTERAS 45SF
102 SACS 13 RIB

REGULARS

6 DESIGN FOCUS
Wally 48

8 LEADING COMMENT
How to avoid ramp rage.

10 PUBLISHER’S COMMENT
Decision time.

12 GUEST COMMENT
Constant research and development.
Greg Haines – Sales & Marketing Maritimo.

14 SEEN & ADMIRED
Robalo 302
Hudson Bay 54

18 NEWS
News, new products, boats and events.

38 POWER ON
Mercury Joystick Piloting offers maximum movement with minimum effort.

40 ELECTRONICS NEWS
Hot new products from some of the world’s leading brands with the latest from Megaray, Fusion, Simrad and WAASP

42 RACING NEWS
Graeme Horne 1946-2016
To Finish First, First You Have To Finish

44 CRUISING MATTERS
Laurie Cranfield looks at cruising at night.

44 FROM THE GALLEY
Derek the Chef prepares Smoked Kahawai & Asparagus Pie

 

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