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Success of Charter Business Rides on D6s

“The engines are running awesome. With or without a load, we’re burning three gallons of fuel per hour, cruising at 16–17 mph,” says John Tibbels, owner and captain at Tibbels Fishing Charter Service, a family-owned company started by his grandfather and great uncle in 1921. Located in Marblehead, Ohio, Tibbels has

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Ten Tips for Top Engine Performance

As summer approaches, it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming fishing season. Maintaining your engines, marine gears, and generators should be on your annual de-winterization to-do list. A proper maintenance plan is key, to not only maximizing your fishing time and enjoyment this season, but to extend the life

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Sea Creature Comes to Life with Volvo Penta D13s

Your engines are smoking. “Not exactly the words any boat captain wants to hear,” says Steve “Creature” Coulter, captain of Sea Creature, in Hatteras Village, NC. “I knew about the problem, and replaced the turbos, but the engines were still smoking. After realizing the injectors were bad and the engines needed

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Mission-Critical Work Driven by D11s

Coming alongside and boarding a 150,000-ton coal collier on open water is not easy. Matt Hardison, operations manager and captain for Paradise Point Marine, who operates Paradise Creek, a launch boat with newly installed, twin Volvo Penta D11 510-horsepower engines, accomplishes this task with relative ease. After a catastrophic engine failure

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Fishing With Purpose

In 2004, the Virginia Beach Billfish Foundation created an annual fishing tournament to give back to the community through youth development and marine-related charities. They believe “the future belongs to our children, and it’s our responsibility to support them and conserve our marine resources for them.” Since its start, the Virginia

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Fishing to Remember Taylor Harrison

Every year, the Dare County Boat Builders Foundation hosts the Carolina Boat Builders Fishing Tournament to raise funds for prospective and current college students to further their education, in memory of Taylor Harrison. In 2003, Taylor Harrison, a respected and talented boat builder in the Dare County Community, lost his

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