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    Strong Winds Cause High School Sailboats To Capsize In Hyannis
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    Strong Winds Cause High School Sailboats To Capsize In Hyannis

    August 17, 2019


    EAST, WHERE IT IS ALL ABOUT — THIS IS WBZ NEWS AT 11. WE BEGIN AT 11 WITH THE HIGH DRAMA AT THE HIGH SEAS WITH A SAILING ACCIDENT ON THE CAPE. A FAST-MOVING STORM WITH STRONG WINDS TIPPED –>THESE STUDENTS FILL INTO — FELL INTO A FRIGID OCEAN. Reporter: THE THREE BOATS THAT CAPSIZED OUR BACK ON SHORT AND I. IT WAS WINS CLOSE TO 50 MILES PER HOUR THAT CAUSE THEM AND THE STUDENTS TO GO DOWN. A QUICK MOVING SQUALL CREATING CHAOS ON THE WATER FOR THE SAILING TEAM THIS AFTERNOON. WE DIDN’T HAVE A LOT OF TIME TO CHANGE ANYTHING ON THE BOATS, SO THEY ALL TIPPED OVER WITHIN 30 SECONDS OF EACH OTHER. Reporter: THE AFTERNOON STARTED CALM, BEFORE THE STORM HAD MOVED IN. HE WITNESSED SIX OF HIS FELLOW TEAMMATES GO DOWN. TWO OF OUR BOATS CAPSIZED, SO WE TOLD THE THIRD TWO HAD TO SHORE. Reporter: SOMEWHERE PICKED UP RIGHT AWAY, THE OTHERS MAKING IT TO SHORE ON THEIR OWN WITH A BOAT THROUGH THE CHEST DEEP WATER. THE CONDITIONS WERE STILL ROUGH AS THE HYANNIS FIRE DEPARTMENT ARRIVED. ANOTHER CREW ON THE WATER HELPED SECURE ONE OF THE BOATS. THE CHIEF SAYS THIS — THE SAILORS WERE AMPED UP, BUT ALL ARE HOME SAFE TONIGHT. THE SCHOOL’S HEADMASTER TELLS ME THE SAILORS WERE GOING TO TAKE THE WEEKEND OFF AND REGROUP AND GO OVER WHAT HAPPENED NEXT WEEK, HE SAYS HE

    2018 Pontoon Boats – ENGINE SELECTION | Choosing the Right Motor for Your Boat | Avalon Pontoons
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    2018 Pontoon Boats – ENGINE SELECTION | Choosing the Right Motor for Your Boat | Avalon Pontoons

    August 17, 2019


    Let’s talk motors to share for 2018.
    You’ll see a lot of mercury product here today. We’ve got a mercury Verado 175 on
    our Elite WIndshield. We’ve got a Verado 350 on our Grande Tahoe Quad
    Lounger. 300 Pro on our Excalibur Grande Tahoe Rear Lounger. 350 Mercury Verado
    Cool White matching with the rear color. It’s a beautiful boat. Engine choice
    is so critical to the performance of your pontoon. Choosing the right engine
    for your boat will make all the difference in your satisfaction out on
    the water. It’s important while selecting your motor to take into consideration
    how you want to use your boat. Are you gonna take them out on long day cruises?
    Are you gonna enjoy sport, towing children with tow sports or wake boarding?
    and so motor selection is really critical, working with your dealer to
    make sure the boat’s going to perform to your needs and expectations. Whether it’s
    speed, turning, whatever the expectation is, we choose to work with Mercury
    because they are great partners for Avalon. They always support us in
    evaluating performance. Their product is unsurpassed in the industry. The Verado
    package with the digital throttles are so smooth and so fun to drive that our
    consumers will enjoy it. We also have these all equipped with active trim, so
    the consumer no longer has to be concerned about whether they’re trimming,
    because the boat just does it on cruise control all by itself. It’s a marvelous
    experience, and I hope you all get to enjoy it. The engine is obviously a
    crucial aspect culminating in the art of the pontoon.

    1: To Live on a Sailboat – The Decision
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    1: To Live on a Sailboat – The Decision

    August 15, 2019


    when I was a kid my dad’s brother left Brazil and went to live on a sailboat with his wife and I kind of grew up with the notion that it was kind of a crazy radical thing to do so to say until I went to visit him after 15 years of just hearing stories and it didn’t take me long like I think it took me a day to realize that they had it better than everyone else for less money they had basically traded some degree of comfort for a life of adventure travel contact with nature getting to know a bunch of cool people all over the world and most importantly a life of having time during your day to do stuff you know to learn stuff to read books spend quality time with your loved ones to just do whatever you want so getting to know my uncle’s lifestyle was definitely a key factor in my decision I wanted to do this I decided that I would try out this lifestyle with the only difference that my uncle is an engineer and I am not so as the first step and knowledge in my ignorance of the topic I decided to enroll in a marine technician formation course in a local community college with a pretty interesting Colombian teacher who has been instrumental in my life for the past year that’s gonna be the subject of the next video preparation so stay tuned bye yeah I got hot wing

    12-Year-Old Boy Killed In Boating Accident On Long Island
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    12-Year-Old Boy Killed In Boating Accident On Long Island

    August 15, 2019


    TO SOCIALIZE, AND TO MAKE HAPPY MEMORIES. BUT TONIGHT, IT IS A PLACE OF SORROW, AND HEARTACHE. MEMBERS LEFT CENTERPORT YACHT CLUB IN STUNNED SILENCE. SADDENED BEYOND WORDS AT THE DEATH OF A 12-YEAR-OLD BOY. THE GRIEF RIPPLING ACROSS THE COMMUNITY. I FEEL TERRIBLE FOR THE BOY, AND HIS PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS. WHAT A TRAGEDY. WHO WOULD EVER THINK THAT SOMETHING LIKE THIS COULD HAPPEN, JUST FOR A SAILING LESSON? KID FALLING OUT OF THE BOAT, AND GETTING INTO THE PROPELLER, IT WAS AWFUL. Reporter: SUFFOLK COUNTY POLICE SAY THE VICTIM WAS WITH TWO OTHERS. IT WAS A MAN OVER BOARD DRILL. THE BOAT WAS CAPSIZED INTENTIONALLY. WE’RE TOLD TWO OF THE STUDENTS REMAINED WITH THE SAIL BOAT. AN 18-YEAR-OLD INSTRUCTOR SAFELY PULLED THE VICTIM INTO A ZODIAC INFLATER BOAT. AS THE INFLATABLE ACCELERATED, THE BOY FELL OVER THE SIDE, AND INTO THE MOTOR. HE BECAME ENTANGLED IN THE PROPELLER, CAUSING MASSIVE INJURIES TO THE CHEST. Reporter: FIRST RESPONDERS RUSHED THE BOY TO HUNTINGTON HOSPITAL WHERE HE DIED WITH FAMILY AT HIS BED SIDE. POLICE HAVE SPOKEN WITH THE 18- YEAR-OLD INSTRUCTOR AND SAY HE IS TRAUMATIZED. HE IS IN SHOCK. HE IS VERY UPSET. HIS FAMILY IS WITH HIM. THE 18-YEAR-OLD, OH, MY GOODNESS. THIS WILL BE WITH HIM FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE, I’M SURE. Reporter: SUFFOLK COUNTY POLICE CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE WHAT THEY ARE CALLING A TRAGIC ACCIDENT. POLICE SAY NONE OF THE OTHER CHILDREN INVOLVED NEEDED MEDICAL ATTENTION, BUT AN INSTRUCTOR WHO HELPED WITH CPR ON THE 12-YEAR-OLD BOY WHO DIED, SUFFERED SHOCK AND WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL. CENTERPORT YACHT CLUB IS

    Veteran Journeying Down Mississippi River To Bring Awareness To Veterans Treatment Court
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    Veteran Journeying Down Mississippi River To Bring Awareness To Veterans Treatment Court

    August 13, 2019


    ISSUES, TOO.>>>A VETERAN HAS SET OFF ON A 2,000 MILE JOURNEY DOWN THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO BRING AWARENESS TO A LITTLE KNOWN PROGRAM THAT HELPS OTHER VETERANS WHO ARE STRUGGLING WITH PTSD. REPORTER SHIRELLE MOORE SPOKE WITH HIM BEFORE HE HEADED OUT THIS MORNING AND TELLS US MORE ABOUT HIS CAUSE.>>Reporter: THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER STRETCHES WELL OVER 2,000 MILES. MANY HAVE MADE THE JOURNEY DOWN THE RIVER. ONE VETERAN IS DOING IT BY CANOE TO RAISE AWARENESS TO A CAUSE THAT MATTERS MOST WITH HIM.>>I’M A VETERAN WITH PTSD. I’M BETWEEN 70 TO 100% DEPENDING WHICH VA REPORT YOU READ. I GOT HELP. NOW I WANT TO GIVE OTHER VETERANS HELP.>>Reporter: HE’S ORIGINALLY FROM KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE. HE’S BRINGING HIS CANOE DOWN THE RIVER TO BRING AWARENESS.>>BACK ON THE STREET HERE, NOBODY KNOWS. WE FIND VETERANS RETURNING FROM COMBAT WITH PTSD. A LOT OF THEM HAVE SELF MEDICATED WITH ALCOHOL OR DRUGS, THEY GET INVOLVED WITH THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. WE KEEP THEM OUT OF JAIL, GET THEM A JOB, GIVE THEM A PLACE TO LIVE.>>Reporter: THEY’RE GOING TO FORM A MENTEE-MENTOR RELATIONSHIP. HE FEELS IN THE ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO REACH THEM BECAUSE HE UNDERSTANDS THEIR STRUGGLES.>>WE HAVE A JUDGE THAT GIVES THEM A CLEAN SLATE. A SECOND CHANCE FOR VETERANS. I GET A LITTLE EMOTIONAL WHEN I TALK ABOUT THIS BECAUSE I’VE SEEN IT WORK. I KNOW IT WORKS.>>Reporter: STARTING HERE AT LADIES AND GENTLEMEN BEMIDJI, HOWARD’S PLAN IS TO TAKE THE NEXT THREE DAYS TO MAKE THE CANOE TRIP DOWN TO ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA. ONCE HE’S IN ST. PAUL, THE PLAN IS TO HOP ON A PONTOON BOAT AND MAKE THE REST OF THE JOURNEY DOWN TO NEW ORLEANS.>>PROBABLY 30 DAYS TO GET TO NEW ORLEANS AND ANOTHER 30 DAYS TO GET ACROSS THE INTERCOASTAL WATERWAY INTO THE TOMBIGBEE AND THEN INTO THE TENNESSEE RIVER AND BACK OVER TO UT. WE FIGURE ANOTHER 30 DAYS FOR THAT. WE’RE GIVING OURSELVES 90 DAYS, THREE MONTHS TO DO THE WHOLE TRIP.>>Reporter: JENKINS SAYS IF ANYONE SEES THE CANOE, YOU SHOULDN’T BE AFRAID TO SAY HI. HE ALSO SAYS ANYONE WHO WANTS TO TAKE A LEG ON THE JOURNEY IS MORE THAN WELCOME TO GRAB A PADDLE.>>IF THEY WANT TO SHOW UP READY TO HIT THE ROAD WITH THE CANOE, I’LL STEP OUT. I’VE GOT SLEEPING BAGS, EVERYTHING THEY’LL NEED IN HERE>>Reporter: REPORTING IN BEMIDJI, SHIRELLE MOORE, LAKELAND NEWS.>>Dennis: JENKINS PLANS TO DOCUMENT HIS JOURNEY THROUGH HIS FACEBOOK PAGE “MISSISSIPPI RIVER BOAT VETERAN.” WE HAVE THE LINK TO HIS PAGE ON OUR WEBSITE WITH THIS STORY AT

    2013 Tracker Targa 18 Combo
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    2013 Tracker Targa 18 Combo

    August 13, 2019


    Family boating those two words conjure
    up images of great times on the water and to
    deliver those great times you need a versatile boat like this
    week’s Power Profile a 2013 Tracker Targa V18 combo when selecting this model fishing is
    likely the number one activity so the Targa V18 won’t
    disappoint at the bow you’ll find a standard Minn Kota 24 volt trolling motor which comes
    complete with batteries and a charger there are also two tackle trays courtesy
    light and bow aerator and motor trim switches.
    The raised fishing deck includes a single fishing chair mount with a 19
    gallon lighted, aerated live well and bait bucket
    underneath. To handle your fishing gear there are two top loading lockers in the
    gunnels that can handle eight-foot rods or down riggers. More storage
    is provided in port and starboard lockable lockers in the interior gunnels. At the transom a draining locker is tucked under the
    starboard jump seat and an aerated live well under the port side.
    Seating includes two swiveling and locking helms seats and two movable
    folding fishing seats that can be moved from the cockpit to
    both the stern and bow fishing decks rounding out the seating are two stern
    jump seats for the family Tracker includes an aft
    swim platform and boarding ladder, a removable ski boarding pylon, bow back
    cushions and seat cushions and an in deck storage locker for skis and
    boards there’s also a serious capable am/fm CD
    stereo with mp3 input in the locking bin
    on the companion console along with the stereo system the
    passenger console houses a storage compartment cooler and drink holder. The helm side features
    complete instrumentation system switches, and a tilt wheel- compact
    clean and functional keeping with Tracker’s ready to fish
    right out of the box philosophy the V18 combo comes with the
    standard Lowrance fishfinder getting set for the on water test I could readily find a comfortable
    position behind the tilt wheel getting underway the 20-degree dead rise deep V hull
    exhibited negligible bow rise as it quickly
    settled into a comfortable 31 mile per hour cruise at 4000rpm. Now whenever you’re taking an aluminum boat out for a test this is
    something you want to do do you hear anything? All you’re hearing now a pretty quiet mercury 4-stroke, the
    sound of some waves and the wind, and some water rushing by and nothing else and the reason why solid welded aluminum hull, a robust stringer system and of course beneath
    the deck here injected foam. It gives you an amazing quiet ride. With the hull’s performance
    strakes and reverse chines the target V18 is a stable platform
    but they don’t take away from the hull’s crisp and secure handling characteristics.
    Delivering big performance on this model was an optional Mercury 150 4-stroke a
    great choice over the base 115 horsepower engine acceleration was excellent clocking in
    at 6.4 seconds to 20 miles per hour and 7.9 to 30. Top speed was a solid 47
    miles per hour at 5800 rpm. Without a doubt this tracker Targa V18 combo is a
    family friendly package suitable for tow sports as well as
    cruising and for the anglers in the family you don’t have to give up the extreme
    fishability this fully featured boat provides.

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    2014 Tracker Nitro Z9

    August 13, 2019


    Bass tournaments are serious business and to be competitive you need a serious
    and fast bass boat but not one that’s gonna break the bank
    and that’s where Nitro comes in with the Z9 DC powered by the
    Mercury Pro XS250 this week’s Power Profile. At rest the Z9 is quite stable with
    plenty of room to move around on the forward padded casting deck the deck conceals a rod storage locker
    to port, a large center gear locker, a second long locker
    to starboard and a cooler and trash receptacle are
    under the step. When working the bow a bicycle seat can be installed is
    comfortable and well positioned to control the Minn Kota Maxxum eighty-pound thrust trolling motor with its
    recess foot control the forward control panel has room for
    an optional fishfinder along with lighting and live well controls.
    Under the aft deck are two 20 gallon Guardian live wells with
    Max Air aeration systems. Other key fishing
    features include lift out aft storage lockers and a rear fold down fishing seat. At the
    transom a hatch opens for more removable storage that reveals a dual battery bank with
    charger. The three across seating is comfortable with solid combination step and stainless hand-holds between the seats. The passenger helm deflects the wind nicely and has lockable locker. The stylish
    helm positions the electronics front and center where they should be and is flanked by the tach and speedo. Nice
    touches are the stainless boarding ladder, pop-up cleats, two console pullout storage trays, moulded rigging
    utility compartment with storage bins, and the ruler we just covered all the features that
    make the Nitro Z9 such a great bass fishing platform but now it’s
    the fun part of the test is to go out and see how the performance is with this boat.
    Now for power we have Mercury’s 250 pro XS Optimax so I’m expecting speed
    somewhere well about sixty miles an hour, so let’s
    head out and see what the performance numbers really are Bass boats, they’re all about performance,
    and Nitro’s latest Z9 DC is no slouch. If getting to the next hot
    spot in tournament fishing is your thing the Z9 will
    give you an adrenaline rush hustling across the water topping the
    seventy mile per hour mark with the Nitro Rapid Planing system transom, and a wide 8 foot 6 inch beam with
    16 degrees of dead rise at the transom the Z9 is plenty fast with the
    optional Mercury 250 Optimax XS. Not only does it accelerate
    effortlessly the Z9 is stable at high speeds, not
    prone chine walking, and feels quite solid. Turns
    will have you thumbing the trim switch but that is to be expected in this
    league a performance boat anglers ask only a few key things from a
    professional level performance bass boat that they be fast that they be stable, and that they are
    user-friendly and fishable. The Nitro Z9 dual
    console is all of those, plus it’s a affordable
    even when including a trailer The Z9 is a solid high-performance professional bass boat that delivers
    results complete with the trailer and
    electronics this beast is ready to hunt bass, and it’s a package that’s really
    tough to beat.

    Pontoon Boat HIGH-PERFORMANCE PACKAGES | Avalon Pontoons 2017
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    Pontoon Boat HIGH-PERFORMANCE PACKAGES | Avalon Pontoons 2017

    August 12, 2019


    Introducing Avalon High Performance Avalon gives you a choice of three high performance options that let you control the water your way. Experience bow lift and great wave handling with the Express Pontoon Package. Equipped boats with up to 150 horse power (HP) to handle heavy loads increase speed, and cruise smoothly through rough water without adding the cost of a high performance package meant for larger engines. The Express Pontoon Package features features a center pontoon that is mounted in front of the motor pod and is equipped with our exclusive HPP Lifting Fins. Also included is our reinforced wave shield that creates a smooth surface under the boat that minimizes the effect of waves and splash. Then enjoy the Baystar Hydraulic Steering that makes turning your boat so easy. So load up the boat and be ready to handle the effects of any busy waterway with the affordable and effective Express Pontoon Performance Package. Experience excellent bow lift, great wave handling, and extreme turning with the AXT Extreme Turning Package. For those who will make skiing, wakeboarding and tubing a priority, or anyone who just wants to go fast and turn hard, the AXT package is the high-performance choice for you. AXT features a larger center pontoon with integrated motor pod for maximum horsepower. 4 exclusive cupped HPP lifting fins strategically placed on the 3 pontoons and a Quick-Turning Steering Wheel with the included Power Assist Steering. All three of these turn-creating features are combined to create AXT extreme sharp terms. Also included is our reinforced wave shield smooth surface under the boat that minimizes the effects of waves splash. You also get a 45 gallon fuel system built into the center pontoon. And no performance watersports boat would be complete without the included stainless steel Ski Tow Bar. Blow the minds of the watersports enthusiast on your boat with the AXT Turning Package. Experience maximum bow lift, extreme wave handling and maximum speed with the exclusive Waveglider High Performance Package. This scientifically-designed package combines unique features to create the best possible high-performance pontoon boating experience. The Waveglider Package includes a center pontoon with integrated motor pod for maximum horsepower. Then each pontoon is equipped with two of our exclusive High-Performance Fins for a total of six gliding surfaces. These exclusive hydrodynamically design fins are the only lifting fins designed to trap the waters upward energy to create maximum lift that allows your boat to easily glide across rough water with a minimum of wake and splash. When you want maximum horsepower the maximum speed and the fastest way home in stormy weather choose Waveglider to fly across the water like no other pontoon can. For the best choices in high-performance pontoon boating, choose an Avalon pontoon with the high-performance package that is right for you.