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News from the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show
As usual this year, my benefactors at boats.com sent me to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. And also as usual, it was a crazy scene full of uber-expensive yachts, luxury machines, and watercraft as varied as mini-subs and hovercraft. This show is not – repeat, not – really... Read more
Polarization Problems? New Sunglasses Have the Answer
It’s a common issue for us boaters: we need to wear polarized sunglasses, or the glare off the water just about burns out our retinas. But if we wear polarized sunglasses, every time we try to look at the fishfinder or chartplotter screen from any angle, all that greets our eyes is... Read more
THEY ATE THE FISH-CAM – Got Bait? III is Mahi-Mahi Mayhem
Mahi-mahi fishing can get quite chaotic, and when we were shooting the third episode of Got Bait? the chaos was just plain out of control. The dang fish tried to eat our underwater fish-cam. We had double, triple, and even quad hook-ups. At time, I found myself scuttling across... Read more
A Day with the New Evinrude G2 200-hp Outboard
I end up testing a lot of pontoon boats for boats.com, and though they aren’t exactly my own personal cup of tea, they do have a lot of redeeming features. In fact, if I had a house on a protected bay or lake, there’d probably be a pontoon in... Read more
Three Marine Electronics Snafus (And how to prevent them).
Whether you’re an angler or a hunter or a cruiser, with all kinds of boating, electronics failure is always a threat. Fishfinders, GPS units, VHF radios, and radar can all go haywire, and usually, at the very worst time possible. Here are three marine electronics snafus, and how to... Read more
White Marlin, and Unmitigated Bragging
If you’re a dad, you know that sometimes, you just can’t keep yourself from bragging about your kids. Well, sorry folks, but I just can’t help but let a little fatherly pride drive this blog, today. You’ll know why, as soon as you see these pictures: I don’t care... Read more
Is Your Boat Big Enough for Offshore?
I get this question all the time: I want to take my boat offshore, maybe even far enough to encounter pelagics like marlin, but I’m not sure it’s big enough. What do you think is the minimum size, for taking a boat offshore? Unfortunately, there’s no one answer to... Read more
Handling Sharks on Boats
If you fish in saltwater regularly, sooner or later you’ll encounter sharks. Maybe even on purpose – there’s no denying the thrill of catching one of these wild beasts. And if it’ a mako or a thresher, you might even want to take it home and eat it. (Most other species... Read more