The M.V. Troll

“Indy 500 Pit Crew,” that that is how C.A. “Cappy” Putz referred to the MER service department when he pulled his boat into our parking lot.

Hammer Invented By Fisherman’s Frustrated Wife…

No matter how high tech the world becomes, there is one basic piece of equipment on every fishing boat: The hammer. My wife, Irene, assures me that the hammer was one of the earliest inventions, and that it was invented by a fisherman’s wife; a frustrated woman...

MERPOWER-Avoid Cooler Plugging

When the raw water pump fails, which is usually due to running dry, the impeller must be replaced. But wait! You must find and remove the pieces of the failed impeller that flowed down stream from the raw water pump. Until you retrieve these pieces, you can consider...