Teague’s Take: Season of Giving

The boating community’s generosity has been rather impressive this year.

As Seen In Speed On The Water, Issue 26; Sept-Oct 2017

Over the past few months, thanks to the efforts of some notable names in the industry such as Reggie Fountain and Nigel Hook, there has been a lot of talk about records. Kilometer records—Fountain Powerboats is building a boat specifically to challenge the V-bottom speed record early next year—and endurance records—Hook’s 48-foot SilverHook V-bottom set a record from Key West, Fla., to Cuba in mid-August.

For the purposes of this column, I’d rather
talk about some records that were set by
three different events I attended in August
and September. Charitable records.

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Teague’s Take: Truly A Team Sport

It takes a great team to win in offshore racing—or any type of boat racing.

As Seen In Speed On The Water, Issue 24; May-June 2017

As many of you already know, I’ve joined the
Superboat-class Cleveland Construction
Offshore Racing Team this season, and so
far so good inside the cockpit with my friend and driver, Ed Smith. I’ve known Smith for many years as we’ve competed against each other, worked on each other’s boats, traded setup advice and so on.

Of course none of that meant we’d be great
teammates inside the same boat—in this case a 38-foot Skater Powerboats catamaran powered by a pair of 850-hp engines in a very competitive class with some of the greatest boat handlers I’ve ever raced against, think John Tomlinson, Billy Mauff, Grant Bruggemann and more. We only have three races under our belt, but we’re getting to know each other better each time out.
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Teague’s Take: Time For Some Answers

Seeking advice for your boat? Look no further than ‘Teague on Tech.’

As Seen In Speed On The Water, Issue 22; Jan-Feb 2017

Although Matt Trulio wrote a news story about reviving the longstanding “Teague on Tech” column that I wrote for Powerboat magazine for too many years to count, I figured it was worth mentioning here that we’re looking for questions that I can answer on a weekly or bi-weekly basis for speedonthewater.com. Some of the best subject matter just might end up in this column, too.

Thanks to decades of experience testing boats, racing boats and working on a wide range of boats at Teague Custom Marine in Valencia, Calif., answering questions has become my forté. It’s actually a pretty enjoyable thing to do, so please don’t hesistate to email me your questions.

Here are a couple of questions I answered a while back that might be helpful to some of you.
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Teague On Tech Is Coming Back To Speedonthewater.com

As seen on www.speedonthewater.com •  Sunday, 12 March 2017 

Veteran offshore racer and engine builder Bob Teague is the high-performance marine world’s ultimate answer man. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

Veteran offshore racer and engine builder Bob Teague is the high-performance marine world’s ultimate answer man. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

For more than 30 years, Teague On Tech—a question-and-answer column—was the most popular department in Powerboat magazine. As most performance-boat enthusiasts know, Powerboat ceased publication in 2011, but Bob Teague, the man behind the column, is still very much with us as the owner of the renowned Teague Custom Marine, an engine-building, rigging, service, restoration and parts shop in Valencia, Calif. He’s also a multi-time offshore racing world champion who runs a 36-foot Skater Powerboats catamaran in Super Boat International’s Superboat class.
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