Veteran Water Skier Still Making Waves and Promoting the Sport

If anybody ever deserved the title of ‘Mr. Water Ski,’ it would be Palm Beach County resident Zenon Bilas. The 55-year-old, who works on his craft at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, not only displays his skills on a regular basis but also teaches, promotes, lectures and writes about the sport. He also takes photographs of other water skiers during their

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Sonic Kayak Makes Music as You Paddle

If you’ve ever dreamt of turning your kayak into a musical-cum-scientific instrument, now you can — thanks to a how-to-manual published this week. For the low cost of $1133 (boat not included), your Sonic Kayak can record underwater goings-on with submerged sensors, and broadcast a soothing tune from speakers attached to its prow. The only problem? There’s no headphone jack.

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Prep the Boat Trailer for Winter

Most times during the season, if boat trailers are lucky, they may get rinsed off, the bearing buddy gets a shot of grease now and then, and the tires are checked for air. This year, before putting your boat into hibernation, give the trailer some love. The best way to tackle this project is to drop the boat in the

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New Wakesurf Boat Regulations Approved in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission recently approved a change to its tow sports regulations that will allow wakesurfing behind boats powered by props or jets, but only if the propulsion system is specifically designed by its manufacturer for wakesurfing. The state previously allowed wakesurfing only behind boats with direct drives. The revision was written to be broad enough to

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9 Tips for Fun and Eco-Friendly Boating

By John Hawthorne Most people today are concerned about proper respect for and care of the environment. While this often shows up in debates over climate change and the ways to combat it, everyone should be interested in taking proper care of our world. Of course, given that it’s summertime, which means boat excursions for lots of people, some of

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Yamaha Sweeps P1 AquaX Enduro Pro National Championship

Yamaha GP1800 WaveRunner pro racer Eric Francis had a blistering weekend at the final race of the 2017 P1 AquaX season to win the Enduro Pro overall event, but it was fellow GP1800 rider and recently-crowned world champion Chris MacClugage who claimed the national title, despite riding with a broken leg. MacClugage went to Fort Lauderdale with a sizable points

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