I’ve led many tours of Mercury Racing over the past 28 years. People are constantly amazed to see our skilled labor handcrafting outboards, sterndrives, propellers and accessories. Some of the more common questions asked are, “where does your labor comes from and how do they learn their skills?”
Our employees come with a strong skill set and work ethic in place. The only training needed are for things that may be specific to the job at hand. I attribute their strong work ethic to the Midwest culture. In Fond du Lac, it most likely also stems from the rich German ethnic mix and heavy farming influence. I truly believe farming brings with it an inherent mechanical aptitude that has been ingrained within Mercury since the late Carl Kiekhaefer founded the company in 1939.
Outrageous Turbine-Powered Talon 21 Tunnel ▼ We all know that occasionally some pretty spectacular items show up on Ebay, and this turbine-powered Talon 21 has to be one of the more unique and incredible boats that I have seen to show up there.
I have always felt that Talon boats were one of the most beautiful and unique tunnel boat designs. There is no mistaking a Talon's aggressive, almost spaceship-like futuristic hard angles that give them such a compelling look. I suppose if I were going to drop a helicopter engine into a
R&R Prop Shop Takes The Reins of Mazco Propeller ▼ Kevin Taylor of R&R Prop Shop and John Mazar of Mazco Propeller announced the acquisition of Mazco propeller by R&R Prop Shop effective October 7, 2016.
All of the Mazco Propeller operations are being moved from Missouri
The Fastest Outboard Drag Boats in the World ▼ Photos by Kevin Kearney
Jasper, Tennessee is a well-known place for almost everybody here at Scream And Fly. The Outboard Drag Boat Association's world championship final race of the year takes place there, and the very best in the sport converge there to battle it out at the Nickajack Dam lake, which is absolutely
Scream And Fly Tours Bob's Machine Shop ▼ In every sport, there are icons. These icons will always epitomize the very essence of what makes every sport great, and the excitement its fans and participants feel universally. These icons represent both the people and the machines; and when it comes to performance boating, the boats themselves are nearly as unique as the people that pilot them.
Push-button controls was the big feature set for 1963, and with the space-age gaining momentum and everything taking on a futuristic theme, the name of the game was electronic features. This trend was in full swing in nearly
Livorsi Adds Colors And Underwater Lights To Trim Tabs ▼ Mounting the LED underwater light directly on the trim tab makes installation of underwater lighting much easier. Wiring is routed through the tab transom plate for a clean installation. This gives one the ability to trim the tab down into the water or at the surface of the water, giving one different options in lighting effects. The robust stainless steel bracket holds 4” or 6” lights
Published on 07-05-2016 11:54 PM
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The Three Lakes Shootout is a yearly event held at Three Lakes, Wisconsin that features races, raffles, music, and partying - the required elements that make this one of the very best events of the year. There is an airport fly-in event, Chain of Lakes tour, Sledfooter's
Published on 07-01-2016 05:39 PM
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The old guard at this website will remember that Tanner Park in Copiague, Long Island was the quite literally the birth place of Scream And Fly. Back in the mid-1990s, many of us would converge on Tanner Park for the Wednesday night runs. When the high tide was timed right
Published on 06-28-2016 06:59 PM
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The Club BRP Evinrude 2017 event was held in Milwaukee, WI from June 25-27, with the primary focus being the launch of the new Evinrude G2 150-200-horsepower engines, including the G2 150 H.O. These engines represent the new generation of smaller V6 outboards, building on the technology of the larger 200 H.O. to
Sturtevant, Wis., June 27, 2016 – BRP announced today the release of the next generation of EvinrudeE-TEC G2 models with horsepower ranging from 150 to 200, the E-TEC G2 150, 150 H.O., 175 and 200. Building on the success of the 200 High Output (H.O.) to 300 horsepower models launched in 2014, the introduction of the new mid-range models will usher in a new era
Published on 06-22-2016 12:40 AM
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STURTEVANT, Wis., – BRP announced today that its Evinrude brand will dedicate a memorial to the legacy of Ole Evinrude at a ceremony on June 23rd, 2016. The event will include the unveiling of a plaque to be placed on a bridge over Okauchee Lake in the town of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin at 10:30 a.m.