By Thomas P.

Focusing on Polaris.
Polaris, the brightest and last star on the «tail» of the Little Bear, does not unintentionally constitute a point of reference for navigation. It is really worth seeing a bit more analytically its position in the celestial dome because its unique characteristics are exactly due to this position.

By Thomas P.

One of the most important factors affecting very much the performance of our boat is the engine's mounting height on its transom. By the term "engine mounting height" we mean the distance of engine's Antiventilation plate from the keel and therefore how deeply submerged in the water the lower unit is. In this way we basically determine the depth to which our propeller runs.

By Thomas P.

As we saw in the previous article concerning the appropriate mounting height of our engine we can not achieve at the same time, in the same combination boat-engine-propeller, both the maximum speed and the greater thrust at low rpm. The solution to this problem can provide the use of a hydraulic Jack Plate which enables us to adjust the vertical position of our engine only with a button, even when the boat is on plane.

By Thomas P.

Before proceeding to mounting a bracket on our transom we should first assess whether it is compatible with our boat and, of course, we need to know what we want to gain with this addition and to what extent. Therefore we must weigh the consequences and decide which the intended use of our boat is.

By Thomas P.

Our free space on the rib might be limited enough but this does not mean that it is forbidden for our little children. There is absolute agreement with those who believe that little children can indeed accompany us in our sea excursions even though they might deprive us of some of our freedom, and get on our nerves making us function nervously.