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No matter how big your boat may be or how well it was designed, it’s going to take some spray now and again. Most of the time this is no big deal – heck, it can even be fun – but when it’s chilly and you have a long... Read more
I spent several days last week in Virginia at Norfolk Marine, filming outboard engine how-to videos with a Yamaha Marine Master Tech. The Yamaha Master Techs are cream of the crop mechanics, and there are only four or five dozen of them in the entire country. I’d hoped to learn a... Read more
Every now and again, a boat like the Velodyne Martini comes along and makes you think about what the future of boating will be like. You may have seen the Coolest Boat in Miami already in a previous blog, and a while back we also told you about the 3 Wackiest Boats... Read more
Trailer lights never seem to work right: the bulbs die on a daily basis, the wires corrode away at a frantic pace, and the plugs regularly fail. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Use these five tips, and your trailer lights will keep shining month after month,... Read more
Since tiller steering is usually found on lower horsepower engines, only, many people mistakenly assume it’s inferior to having forward controls. Hold on a sec, pal – appearances can be deceiving, and in many cases, tiller steering it a better choice. How do you know when to go for... Read more
When I’m at the helm of my boat staring at my fishfinder screen, I feel like a predator with the keen vision of an eagle – even though my old eyes can barely make out the print on a prescription bottle held at arm’s length. Luckily, modern fishfinders can give old salts... Read more
Unlike other segments of the boating and fishing industry, technological leaps happen in marine electronics as rapidly as a 100-pound tarpon strips the drag on a spinning rod. In fact, every year these electronics change just as quickly as the world of land-based electronics – and that’s mighty fast. So, what’s in... Read more
The Miami International Boat Show took place this past week, and there were literally thousands of boats on display, including three hot new fishboats we talked about a couple of weeks ago. But my favorite from the show wasn’t among these. In fact, it didn’t have a fishfinder, a... Read more