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Browse through some of our most popular troubleshooting and tips/tricks topics.

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UMPBA Pelican Lake Race Recap

The Upper Midwest Powerboat Association hosted its second race of the season at Pelican Lake off the shores of Gerrit’s Lakeview Inn. A total of 38 boats hit the water on July 16, leading to plenty of...

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Mercury Racing 60R Powers a Dream Catcher

Captain Steven Lamp of Dream Catcher Charters in Key West, Florida, is a fishing guide with a penchant for fast boats, which makes him an ideal consultant for Mercury Racing. Capt. Lamp’s charter oper...

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The Passion of Benny Blanco

It was a bicycle, not a boat, that made it possible for award-winning conservationist and tournament-winning fishing guide Capt. Benny Blanco to feed his passion for angling at a very young age.

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1,000 Islands Charity Poker Run Roars Back

On pandemic pause for the past two years, the 1,000 Islands Charity Poker Run in Clayton, N.Y., returned earlier this month without missing a beat. The event, which benefits the Make-A-Wish of Central...

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Mercury Racing Launches All-New Community Forum

If you’ve ever interacted with Mercury Racing before, you know its passionate pursuit of Wide Open is fueled by its customers – the past, present and future owners of Racing power. Throughout the year...

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Mercury Racing Expands Sponsorship with Powerboat P1

Mercury Racing, a global provider of high-performance marine propulsion systems, announced it entered a two-year agreement expanding its partnership with Powerboat P1, an international marine motorspo...

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Fueling the Future

Fueling the future of Wide Open, Mercury Racing issued four scholarships to high school students pursuing post-secondary technical careers.

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Hydrodynamics #3: The Cambered Skeg Solution

The cambered skeg featured on select Mercury Racing® gearcases is a solution to problem rooted in physics and hydrodynamics. As the propeller rotates in the water it creates forward thrust to propel t...

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Mercury Racing Powers First Test of E1 Series Race Boat

Mercury Racing has completed work on the first E1-X, a prototype electric outboard for the E1 Series, a new powerboat racing series expected to debut in 2023. Mercury Racing joins the E1 Series as Off...

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Paul Tracy: Going Fast Never Gets Old

It has been a decade since former champion auto racer Paul Tracy last stepped out of an Indy car but he hasn’t stopped going fast. When Tracy craves a dose of velocity he seeks it at the wheel of a po...

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MTI Owners Fun Run to the Keys

The seventh annual MTI Owners Fun Run was sold out with 59 boats participating in the four-day event, March 10-13. In a stunning display of power and beauty the fleet departed Haulover Marine Center i...

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Miami is Back!

Mercury Racing had a powerful presence at Discover Boating's Miami International Boat Show. Held across five venues on February 16-20, the show epicenter returned to the Miami Beach Convention Center ...

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200 APX Approved for OPC

American outboard circuit racing took a step towards the future with the recent approval and homologation by the American Power Boat Association of Mercury Racing Apex Series four-stroke outboards for...

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Prop School Part 8: Propeller Finishes

The “finish” on a high-performance propeller refers to how the raw propeller casting is transformed into a ready-to-use propeller. The finish description can be confusing as different propeller shops ...

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Prop School - Part 7: Barrel Length

The length and size of a barrel on a propeller is often overlooked, yet it is one of the most important features when dialing in a boat. In terms of barrel diameter, a propeller can have a solid hub w...

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Prop School - Part 6: Slip

Response to my Prop School series has been gratifying. It has generated a lot of good discussion (online and off) regarding propeller design, function and application. One of the most common questions...

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Prop School - Part 5: Blade Efficiency

For this, the fifth installment of my Prop School series I will review the various propeller blade designs and how they – along with rotation – affect propeller efficiency and overall boat performance...

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Prop School - Part 4: Blade Cup

Continuing from Prop School…Part 3. Here I will explain everything you need to know about Blade Cup. Cup is a curl formed or cast into the trailing edge of a propeller blade. When done correctly, the ...

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Prop School - Part 3: Blade Rake

Rake is the angle of a propeller blade face relative to its hub. If the blade face is perpendicular to the hub, the prop has zero-degree rake. As a blade face slants back toward the rear of the prop, ...

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Prop School - Part 1: Introduction

Working in performance boating is exciting: It’s fast-paced. Propulsion systems and hull designs are in continual evolution. Our customers are generally astute, technically oriented and often quite co...

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Performance Boat Heaven in Key West

For a week each November the end-of-the-road outpost of Key West, Florida, becomes the epicenter of performance boating, thanks to the confluence of the world championship offshore racing and the Flor...

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