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75th Anniversary of SWS Volume II

Go back in time with these photographs from the past 75 years.

June 19, 2014
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The Ambassadeur 8000 boasts a two-speed on-demand automatic transmission (1965).
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The horsepower war is on, as Evinrude introduces its own 100 hp outboard (1967).
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Mercury’s 100 hp “tower of power” appears in ’62, followed in ’67 by a 110 (1967).
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Homespun humor meshes well with the no-nonsense reputation of the still-productive MirrOlure (1972).
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First charter boats, then private boats gain the electronic edge with flasher sonar (1972).
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Grady White establishes a reputation for rock-solid construction that remains today (1972).
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Humminbird’s in-dash flasher sonar boasts a 2-inch transducer (1979).
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Shimano claims to be the “fastest-growing tackle company in America,” then sets about proving it (1980).
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Serious offshore-fishing features increasingly find a place on smaller center-console boats (1983).
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A boom in boatbuilding provides options and configurations to meet anyone’s fishing style and budget (1985).
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Great design and reliable engines open the offshore world to a growing number of anglers eager to expand their horizons into blue water (1991).
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As indispensible as life jackets, marine VHF radios revolutionize safety and communication (1991).
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Honda pioneers the four-stroke outboard, but they aren’t alone for long, as all manufacturers step up their technology (1993).
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Once considered simply a fashion statement, sunglasses rapidly find a place as essential fishing equipment (1993).
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Even recent developments age rapidly in the quick-changing realm of marine electronics (1999).
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Tournament competition drives boatbuilders to new heights in specialized fishing-focused boats (1999).
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Massive outboards, advanced materials and innovative designs begin pushing center consoles to a scale formerly occupied solely by large inboard sport-fishing boats (2001).
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