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Trolling Motors: Thrust v.s. Horsepower

Many past and present Newport Vessels customers have asked us to convert the pounds of thrust specification for Newport Vessels Trolling Motors into horsepower specification that is common for gas motors and cars. First, pounds of thrust is a static force measurement while horsepower is 550 ft-pounds of work per second, a measurement per unit time.So you [...]

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Dinghy Sailing: Trolling Motors for Backup Power

Many people know that our Newport Vessels Trolling Motors are great with inflatable dinghies such as Newport Vessels Inflatable Boats, but what they may not know is that the motors are versatile enough to mount on smaller vessels such as kayaks, canoes and small sail vessels. One such popular vessel is the Hobie Wave Catamaran. [...]

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Inflatable Boats: Seam Repair

In our previous blog post called Boat Repair Part II: Air Leaks from the Boat Fabric, we reviewed air leak repair on a continuous piece of fabric.  But sometimes an air leak develops not on a continuous area of fabric but in a seam where two pieces meet in inflatable boats. These leaks have to be repaired [...]

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Trolling Motors: Battery Selection

One of the most common questions that we at Newport Vessels get asked is "which battery do I need to buy for my Newport Vessels trolling motor?"Our Electric Trolling Motors require 12 Volt Deep Cycle Batteries. From our lab tests, all battery brands we tested worked great so there are none we recommend over the other as [...]

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Inflatable Boats: Air Leaks From Fabric

Although Newport Vessels Inflatable Boats and dinghies are made with a triple layer of durable Korean PVC fabric and strong German Import Adhesive, sometimes users may encounter a puncture air leak in the main fabric. Whether caused by misuse or accident, the very simple and quick repair procedure below can be used to permanently fix the [...]

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Inflatable Boat: Adding or Repairing Attachments

Newport Vessels Inflatable Boats are made of the highest grade PVC fabric and the the strongest German Imported Adhesive available and many of our loyal customers have maintained our boats in good condition for years. But when customers mis-use the boat or do not practice proper maintenance and storage procedures required for a PVC inflatable boat, the [...]

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Inflatable Boats: Floorboard Installation Tip

Newport Vessels Inflatable Boats are impeccably spec'd and manufactured for precision sizing and fit. This means that when you go to assemble your new inflatable boat, the fit between the different parts will be exceptionally tight as they are manufactured with high precision and with the tightest tolerances to insure there is no looseness or risk of [...]

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Inflatable Boats: Maintenance and Care

Newport Vessels Inflatable Boats are one of the most versatile, inexpensive, and easy-to-use vessels in the world today. But we see many times, novice boaters and individuals who are just starting out purchase our boat and neglect to do the research to learn how to properly care for their inflatable boat. At Newport Vessels, we highly encourage [...]

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Power Center: Smart Battery Box For Trolling Motors

The Smart Battery Box by Newport Vessels is now the #1 "Best Seller" in the trolling motor category for Amazon.com. With over 350 five star reviews, this product is proven to be innovative, high quality, and extremely functional. Newport Vessels spent years developing the Smart Battery Box for trolling motor and marine applications by using customer feedback [...]

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Product Release: New Trolling Motors By Newport Vessels

Coming March 2015!  The all new NV Series Electric Trolling Motor.  Follow us on Facebook for the latest news and release details.

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