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Willie Boats Fuzion

video  Willie Boats Fuzion

  In the world of aluminum boat construction, new developments are slow to come.  Willie Boats is trying to buck that notion and continue to put pressure on the builders throughout the west with continued hull development that fishermen are taking notice of. The Fuzion is the latest in developments […]

Mercury Quickstor Review

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Desparation is a great catalyst for innovation and in my case, a great motivator to search for a solution. It was fall 2010 and with a set of new motors which included a 225 Optimax and a 9.9 Mercury Pro Kicker on the back of my new 2010 Willie Raptor, […]

Swivel Bases Done Right

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I’m a function guy.  I like things that work over things that look good.  I’ll take a 1997 Ford 7.3 liter diesel over the current 6.0 liter.  It’s strong and works every day, simple as that.  Trust me, I fight with the look good, but in the end I need […]

Disk Brakes vs. Drum Brakes

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Nate Withee of Portland Marine Electronics gives us the facts about disk and drum brakes.  We all like to get the most bang for our buck and it’s frustrating to put money into something only to deal with maintenance issues and failure.  This short video might save you a few bucks in […]

Taking care of your boat trailer bearings- How to and often

video  Taking care of your boat trailer bearings- How to and often

Nate Withee, Mechanic at Portland Marine Electronics talks about trailer maintenance and how you can keep your marine version of a toy hauler out of the shop. ###

On the Water- Nate Withee on poisoning your boat- Good Fishing Radio

audio  On the Water- Nate Withee on poisoning your boat- Good Fishing Radio

Ethanol fuel has become the reoccurring nightmare for anyone with a boat motor.  Ethanol issues with motors has even become it’s own little economy and bottom line booster for shops.  Nate Withee, head mechanic for Portland Marine steps up to the plate to tell us about the problem and how […]