October 24, 2007

Volume 17

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Save the Dates!

·   Bahamas Wahoo Challenge – Leg1
Bimini, Bahamas
Nov 1-4, 2007

·  K-ROCK Klassic
Nov 15-17, 2007

·   FYI Sailfish Kickoff
Dec 6-9, 2007

October 2007

Florida Sportsman Show – Oct 13 & 14
FTL Boat Show Oct 25-29
Halloween Oct 31

 

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November 2007

Wahoo Challenge – Leg 1: Nov. 1-4
K-Rock Classic – Nov 15-17
Thanksgiving Nov. 22

 

 

 

 

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We normally try to bring you the best of the tournament scene, but in this issue of “Tournament Tracker,” we forget our newsletter’s name and cover everything Boat Show!  Many in the marine industry have high expectations from this year’s “FLIBS” (that’s what us industry insiders call the show).  And so do we!  We’ll be looking for the best gadgets, boats, motors and technology.

Sea Vee – Caught Lounging on the Job
Sea Vee is known for their high-end fishing machines.  Earlier this year at the Miami Show, their new 390 stole the show.  The behemoth of an open-fisherman was sporting the newly introduced 300-Verdaos.  Now, the design crew at Sea Vee has outdone themselves again by introducing the new 390 LE.  
I am not sure what the LE stands for. Maybe “Lounge Edition” or “Luxury Edition.”  I was thinking it could stand for “Lay-out and Eat” or “Leave me alone while I Enjoy my bad ass boat.” Whatever it stands for this is one impressive machine.  I managed to sneak a few picture of it while they were setting up at the show.  One thing I can assure you is that these photos do not do it justice. Sea Vee will be at the Convention Center. 

The BEST looking Express Ever Designed!
OK, it’s only my opinion, but you’d have the same thing to say if you saw it in person.  The New Rivera 48 Express is a marvel of design and technology.  Based on Rivera’s tried and tested 47 S2 Flybridge, the hull delivers the softest and driest of rides.  With available 1015HP diesels, this thing will also run like a bat out of hell.  The boat sleeps 4-6 adults with 2 staterooms and 2 heads.  Stop by the Riviera display at Bahia Mar and check out this beauty.  

 

Yamaha Announces New F300 V8 Outboard
Yamaha Marine Group announced it will offer a 300-horsepower outboard based on the V8 5.3-liter, four-stroke Yamaha F350. Called the F300, the new outboard fills a niche in the marketplace for single and twin applications.
The F300 is for boats with transoms that are limited to 300 or 600 horsepower -- boats that need a lot of thrust but not all the power of an F350.
Like the Yamaha F350, the new F300 gets all the latest Yamaha technology, such as:
• Ionic combustion sensors that constantly monitor combustion conditions and adjust spark timing;
• A dimpled outer cylinder sleeve to reduce oil consumption; the new Enhanced Ultimate Corrosion Protection System (UCP-II™) with additional sacrificial anodes;
• An innovative internal paint process and new-generation head gaskets;
• Yamaha’s Command LinkŪ Digital Electronic Control system with redundant electronic engine control, automatic multi-engine synchronization and electronic throttle and shift.
Exclusive features include:
• Operates using 87 octane gasoline rather than 89
• Fuel and ignition maps designed to optimize power using lower octane gasoline
• Available in February 2008.

RUMOR MILL ~ RUMOR MILL ~ RUMOR MILL
Hot on the heels of Yamaha’s announcement of their new 300-HP 4-stroke, the fishing and boating forums lit up with rumors of a Mercury Verado 350 based on the same block as the 200-300 HP Models.  

I called some of my contacts at Mercury and none of them would confirm or deny the rumor.  It’s just my luck too.  My new boat is almost finished and now there may be 350’s available.  

BOAT STATUS
My new boat hit a snag last month, but it is back on track.  It will be ready for the 2007 Sailfish Kickoff at Monty’s in the Grove.  Make sure you check out the boat at the dock an take it for a sea trial. We also got the RGB-LED light in (finally!)  Check out this quick video showing the capabilities of the lights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNeig_l3mag

(If the video link does not work, go to www.YouTube.com and search for “aalbelo”)

What is Ocean Promotions?

Some of you may have noticed that my email address is now tony@oceanpromotions.com.  This summer we decided to re-brand Envision as Ocean Promotions.  We are almost complete with the transformation so look for a website launch soon with some INCREDIBLE features that everyone fishing tournaments will find useful.  www.OceanPromotions.com

 

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