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Casting Off - August 2005

Boats & Power


Evinrude E_TEC

Some hot news from Evinrude regarding the E-TEC two-stroke outboards. The latest instrumentation options for NMEA 2000-certified E-TEC V6 engines offer multi-function performance display capability, plus simple “plug-and-play” coordination with GPS and other onboard systems. Also new for 2005 are proprietary Raker II propellers, designed to provide enhanced bow lift, higher top end and quicker hole shots with E-TEC engines. A reformulated XD100 synthetic engine oil, blended for E-TEC and Evinrude direct-injection engines, is said to cut oil consumption by half. Evinrude is a leader in low-emission, high-efficiency, 2-stroke engine technology, with inline-2, inline-3, V4 and V6 models. E-TEC outboards have no-adjust linkage—eliminating the need for adjustments at the factory or dealer. E-TEC engines do not have belts, nor do they need oil changes and there is no dealer-scheduled maintenance for the first 300 hours of service. Air-intake silencers and mufflers ensure smooth running, quiet idling and good power, without compromising fuel efficiency. For more information, visit Evinrude at



Carolina Skiff DLX 1455

Carolina Skiff introduces the DLX 1455 , a 13-foot, 11-inch flat-bottomed, center-console skiff that drafts just 6 inches of water. Beam is 66 1/2 inches, and the hull weighs 510 pounds. Maximum horsepower is 40. The boat comes with bow/stern rails and lights, and a 70-quart flip/flop cooler/seat, among 14 accessories. Upgrade options include a 2- to 18-gallon livewell, an 18-gallon fuel tank, and a Sunbrella Bimini top. Contact Carolina Skiff at (800) 422-7282;



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