Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Mercury Breaks Record in '58

Incredible archival footage from '58 at Lake X when a few very smart, very brave, and extremely determinded men helped Mercury break the outboard speed record with their Mark 75 model pushing 109mph! That's a guy on his knees driving a rig with just a little glass over ply going a buck+. Ain't no skinny jean wearing dudes on this team that's for sure! Watch this 10 minute clip and always respect your elders!

Friday, March 2, 2018

Mercury's Lake "X"

The story of the greatest American made marine motor company is told here in this 6 minute video "Black Engines & White Knuckles"... The U.S. military has Area 51 to test its top secret weapons... Deep in the Florida swamp...Mercury Marine has Lake X!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Why Odyssey Batteries?

Unfortunately, some boat dealerships cut corners to cut costs. The most common way for them to save money is to install cheap batteries in their customers boats. The use of cheap batteries ultimately leads to problems that come at the customers expense both on the water and the wallet. That's NOT the case here at The Boat Doc. We don't cut corners and only believe in doing things right the first time around. The Boat Doc uses and recommends the highest quality, pure lead tin, dry cell batteries on the market today...Odyssey.

Here are a few snips from Odyssey's website...

ODYSSEY Marine batteries outperform spiral-wound
Compared to spiral-wound batteries of equal size, ODYSSEY Marine batteries pack 15% more plate surface area into the case. Avoiding the “dead space” between cylinders in “sixpack” designs means ODYSSEY Marine batteries deliver more power and reserve capacity.
Boat owners have traditionally had to make a choice between starting power or deep cycle power when replacing a marine battery. But most boaters want both a marine battery that delivers robust starting power when you need it, yet also withstands deep and frequent depths of discharge (DOD) without significant power loss. Now you can have it all.

Fishing ODYSSEY Marine Batteries have both massive starting power and amazing deep cycling capability. They're ideal for trolling, starting, and for powering the many on-board electronic accessories common in today’s boats

Some batteries provide enormous cranking power. Others, deep cycle reserve power. The revolutionary ODYSSEY® battery is designed to do both.

How is this possible? The answer begins with flat plates made of 99.99% pure lead - not lead alloy. Pure lead plates can be made thinner, so we can fit more of them in the battery. More ODYSSEY battery plates mean more plate surface area. And that means more power – twice as much as conventional batteries.

In fact, ODYSSEY batteries are capable of providing engine cranking pulses in excess of 2250 amps for 5 seconds – double to triple that of equally sized conventional batteries, even at very low temperatures. And they can handle 400 charge-discharge cycles to 80% depth of discharge.

This extreme combination of power and performance makes ODYSSEY batteries perfect for a range of applications, including automotive/LTV, marine, commercial, and powersports.

To visit Odyssey Website.... CLICK HERE

ODYSSEY batteries vs. spiral wound designs: 15% more plate surface area!
Cutaway comparision
Key Take Aways on Odyssey Batteries...
  • Up to 4-year limited full replacement warranty — not pro rated
  • Longer service life 3-10 years of service life to save you time, money, and aggravation
  • Longer cycle life 70% longer cycle life than conventional deep cycle batteries — high stable voltage for longer periods of time.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Inside Look at Mercury Props

The prop is where the proverbial rubber meets the road. The Mercury Prop Shop is second to none in quality and craftsmanship. The littlest difference in your prop can increase or decrease the performance of your boat.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

920ProXP Clocked @ 80MPH

The video quality is horrible but proof is on tape...Phoenix 920ProXP running 0 to 80mph in only 34 seconds is very impressive! Mercury 250ProXS. 26 Fury Prop turning 5950 rpms, 12" Atlas Hyd. Plate, One person in boat with 22 gals. of gas, live wells empty ,64* water temp...

Monday, February 5, 2018

Triton 216 on Winnebago!

Check out this awesome on the water footage of The Boat Doc's owner, Josh Wiesner, running a Triton 216 Fishunter on Lake Winnebago. The 216 is an absolute big water predator that will out run and out gun all other 21' multi species, fiberglass boats on the market! 

As always, Thanks for visiting our blog. To visit our website and check out or New Triton & Phoenix  Boats as well as our PreOwned inventory for sale please