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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
We received a letter here at TFG this month, which brings up a great topic for this blog. Check it out: Hey D.Z. That was a good article “A Star to Steer Her by”, by Lenny Rudow in the January 2013 issue. I would like to add my two... Read more
The 2013 Miami International Boat show is coming up, and this is the time and place where many boat manufacturers unveil their latest and greatest creations. Here’s a sneak-peek at three awesome boats that will be on display at the show. Sea Born FX 25 – This is an all-new bay... Read more
Sinking is among the worst fears of all boaters, but surprisingly, most sinkings are easily preventable. The fact of the matter is that sinking commonly results from a few simple mistakes, which we bring upon ourselves. You want to keep your feet dry? Then don’t make any of these boating... Read more
Boat dealers aren’t always set up to tweak out a new boat to your personal liking. Many folks understand that when it comes to something like choosing the right propeller, you should plan to do it on your own. But there are several other things your dealer or manufacturer... Read more