Boat, Engine & Product Reviews (24)

For those of you that are unfamiliar with SportChassis they build some of the most heavy duty recreational and commercial pick up trucks on the market. These truck have become the go to hauler for performance boaters, racers and dealers across North America as these trucks don’t only tow big loads but they look extremely cool well doing so. If you've ever attended a poker run or offshore race the odds are you have seen one of these machines in person but for those of you who haven’t you have to see this truck to just understand how big and how awesome they truly are. Their big boy the P4XL is definitely one the most ultimate luxury sport haulers on the market. As the crew from Sport Chassis always says this truck truly has everything you could need in a truck from the ground up starting with the 174-in. wheelbase all the way to the 8.3L diesel, producing over 350 HP at 1020-ft/lb torque on an Allison TRV3200 in an effective 5-speed configuration. This truck provides more than enough power to pull your boat up that slippery ramp or pull your boat across the country to the next poker run.…
Earlier this week Sunsation Offshore Powerboats showcase their brand new 2014 32’ Mid-Cabin Open Bow Model that gives the owner a performance ride with the extra space for more passengers upfront. Although this boat is a bow rider its still includes a full loaded Mid-Cabin that offers boaters more than alot of full size cabins in the under 35’ market including Fridge, Sink, Head, Benches and more all tucked away under the mid section which always helps when entertaining guest out on the water. The interior in the new 2014 model also brings a new clean custom gauge cluster as well as sound system, drop down sport bolsters and many other cool features included with Smart Craft technologies these day. We haven’t got any performance reports on this boat yet but as we’ve seen from many of Sunsation latest models this boat is sure to be quick, reliable, and fun. Stay tuned for more details as they become available and head over to their official facebook page to keep up with all their latest projects at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sunsation-Offshore-Powerboats/101374387920?directed_target_id=0. (Photos courtesy of the Sunsation Offshore Powerboats Media Crew)
The team at Mercury Racing introduced a new member to their stern drive line up earlier this week as they bring to the table the new 520. A naturally aspirated engine that has been designed to meet the needs and demands on the lower end of their high performance engines to offer recreational boaters a more cost effective engine that runs on pump gas and still puts out some big horsepower. We think this motor is a great fit for many of the under 30’ single engine vee’s and cats out there that could benefit from this compact yet powerful motor which is even backed by an unprecedented two-year limited factory warranty. Key Features -CNC machined cylinder block used on its MAG HO cousin and Mercury Racing® 502 cubic-inch-based sterndrive family. -Mercury Racing® enhanced the 520's power and torque by increasing the cylinder bore size for an additional 21 cubic inches of displacement to 523-C.I.D. (8.6 L). -Mercury Racing® cylinder heads, multiport fuel injection and an electronic throttle body results in nearly 100 additional horsepower over the 430 h.p. MAG HO. All of this power comes from 87 posted octane (R+M)/2, (91 RON) global pump gas. The 520 complies with…
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