The Holy Propeller – a quest for improving boat performance

If you love your boat(s!) as much as I do, you probably want them to go faster. Or get up on plane faster. Well, that funny-looking thing stuck on the bottom of your motor is pretty important to how your boat operates. So important, you could write books about it. Well, people already have- my ‘go to’ favorite is “The Propeller Handbook: The Complete Reference for Choosing, Installing, and Understanding Boat Propellers” by Dave Gerr. I just finished my most recent boat construction project- a 13′ 7″ twin-sponson wooden hydroplane from a design penned in the 1960’s. On the back is a 45hp Mercury Classic Fifty (chosen not only for low weight, but also because it’s block is shared with the 44xs motor used in Class D hydro racing- a motor I dream about owning for this boat). I was in the quest for a 45+mph top speed and I…Keep Reading Announces FishermanGuy – Mobile App Fishing and Boating Accessories

An app that turns your iPhone or iPad into a fishing trip recorder! AUSTIN, TEXAS, Sep. 22, 2015 – announces the second in a series of mobile apps for fishing and boating enthusiasts. This app is for the fisherman who wants to place GPS “buoys” marking their prime fishing spots. Tom Davidson, President of Lakewiz explains, “We have designed FishermanGuy for geeks who like to fish! Anyone who wants to record a journey drawn on a map in a quantifiable, affordable tool will benefit from our app. It helps you to go back to that great fishing spot you found.” the Trip feature allows you to record waypoints on a map to location, date and time, speed and course. You can access a history of those waypoints to return to a location. the Speed and Heading feature, unlike the notoriously inaccurate speedometers found on most boats, provides a GPS-based…Keep Reading

Version 1.0.1 of PowerboatGuy Released!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Announces PowerboatGuy Version 1.0.1 Austin, TEXAS, Aug 24, 2015 – is pleased to announce the availability of version 1.0.1 of PowerboatGuy with some great enhancements for managing your trips and holeshots. Announces PowerboatGuy – Mobile App Boating Accessories

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Announces PowerboatGuy – Mobile App Boating Accessories An app to turn your iPhone or iPad into a boating instrument cluster with a speedometer, holeshot analyzer and trips recorder AUSTIN, TEXAS, Aug. 17, 2015 – creates the first in a series of mobile apps for boating enthusiasts. PowerboatGuy gives you the functions to analyze and improve your boat’s performance.

The Holeshot is when it gets interesting

Bow down!! This is what happens to a boat when the hull rise up and glides on top of the water. The holeshot. Your boat picks up speed and you’re flying over the water. Wakeboarders, wakesurfers, waterskiers need the holeshot so they can practice their sport. Powerboatguy is there to help.