Guy Harvey Magazine

SUM 2013

Guy Harvey Magazine is focused on fishing, boating, scuba diving, and marine conservation. Portfolios from the world's best fishing photographers, articles on gear, travel, tournaments, apparel, lifestyle, seafood recipes, sustainable fisheries.

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Introducing the Hansom Tackle AP-8 Aluminum Pliers The Northeast's best selling plier since 2010 • Anodized Aluminum Construction • Tungsten carbide cutters that are razor sharp for cutting braid • Replaceable stainless jaws for solid gripping power • Replacement cutters available • Includes lanyard and sheath New Quadski Breaks the Barrier Between Land and Sea The most startling thing about the new Quadski from Gibbs Sports Amphibian is that it's real and not just a hyped-up prototype. This four-wheel ATV, which turns instantly into a jet-powered watercraft, boasts speeds of 45 mph on land or sea and transforms from one mode to the next in fve seconds or less. It's going into Looking for quality tackle shops and dealers throughout the United States. Follow us on Facebook • (203) 908-3601 • production at a 54,000-sq.-ft. assembly plant in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and will be available to anyone who can swallow the $40,000 price tag. While that may seem steep for a recreational vehicle, the Quadski does quite well what few other machines have ever attempted. The Gibbs highspeed amphibian is the product of millions of research dollars and years of development work in the United States, New Zealand and the U.K. It's equipped with a 175-horsepower BMW Motorrad engine and transmission. With the press of a button, its wheels retract when entering the water and deploy when approaching land. It tips the scales at 1,300 lbs. and is equipped with a 15-gal. fuel tank. More exciting than the Quadski itself may be the future of the "High Speed Amphibian" technology. The company has more than 300 patents and patents pending, and sees a great market for consumer, commercial, law enforcement and frst-responder use. While the Quadski is a single-rider vehicle, other applications are in the works. "We've created an entirely new power sports category with our patented HSA technology. Quadski is especially designed for families and individuals who enjoy the outdoors, water sports, of-road travel, hunting and fshing," says Neil Jenkins, the company's chairman. "It ofers premium power-sports buyers a combination of power, safety, comfort and versatility that has never been available before." Designed to meet applicable state and federal safety requirements, the Quadski is 10.5 ft. in overall length; 5.2 ft in width; and 4.3 ft. in height with a wheelbase of 5.8 ft. It initially will be ofered in fve color options.

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