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Old 01-11-2010, 06:29 PM
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GPS speedo's becoming standard equipment on many boats.

In the early 1990's I bought a radar gun for my own use. It also ruined a lot of folks day who believed their dream-o-meter's!



GPS Recall! Now if you ran it you shoud be able to prove it, no more "I done it" BS.
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:55 PM
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:40 PM
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Dependable, higher HP engines (500-1000+).
Improved hull design and construction.
GPS speedo, so that your investment in the newer hull and higher HP engine(s) are justified.
Oh... and most of what Sydwayz listed
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:19 AM
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Old 01-12-2010, 01:47 PM
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Oversized cup holders that accommodate the can AND the Cuzie!
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:57 AM
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:50 AM
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How about the Patented AIR CUSHIONED COCKPIT...
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:53 PM
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I can tell you what I think is NOT an innovation point from the past decade...

1. Boat insurance and boat financing products
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Old 01-15-2010, 08:20 PM
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It looks like ROLLER LIFTERS have seen a big increase in technology....even just in the past few years, both hydraulics and solids.

Another big improvement is HEAD GASKET technology. I don't hear of head or block decks having to be groove cut much anymore these days.
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Old 01-27-2010, 02:48 PM
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I am biased because I own the company but I also benefit from the product myself. The Portable Boat Lift has allowed me to be able to remove boats from trailers easier and safer than I ever could before.
I think anything that adds comfort, safety, performance, and ease of use is noteworthy such as the Power Pole or again in my opinion the Portable Boat Lift, portableboatlift.com.
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