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Is Your Trailer About to Break Down?
Take a peek at this picture of my decoy trailer, which I sold last week. As you can see, it has a bit of rust. Otherwise, it looks okay, right? Especially for handling the relatively light load of a few dozen full-body goose decoys and a couple of lay-out blinds.... Read more
Hurricane Prep for Boats: Get Ready for the Storm
With the sudden appearance of Arthur earlier this month, it already counts as a weird Hurricane season. Who expected this storm to suddenly materialize off Florida’s coast, and go rolling up the Atlantic seaboard? Nobody, until just a few days before it happened. And we could get a hit... Read more
More New Outboard News: Yamaha F115 is Lighter, Quieter, More Efficient
  Since its introduction in 1999, the Yamaha F115 was always a sweetheart of an outboard. There are an awful lot of people running around out there with an F115 on their boats, and the vast majority of them love that outboard. But technology marches on, and Yamaha, never... Read more
Why Get Electric Start in a Small Outboard?
I used to think it was just plain wimpy to get an outboard of 25-hp or less, and use an electric starter instead of the good old pull-cord. Maybe it was just a matter of youthful pride, maybe I was just pig-headed, or maybe I just didn’t know better,... Read more
New Outboard Engines: Evinrude Breaks the Mold
Outboard engines went through a major-league change, when modern four-strokes hit the market (See Outboard Smack-Down: Two-stroke versus Four for more on the topic). They became more fuel-efficient, more reliable, quieter, and better in just about every way – except weight. Evinrude kept flying the two-stroke banner, with direct-injected... Read more
Is Your Boat Safe on its Trailer?
You’d think that every trailer that came with a boat would be properly rigged and balanced for that boat. And, you’d be wrong. While many reliable builders do go the extra mile to make sure boat-trailer packages are properly matched, many don’t. Worse, when a person buys a trailer separately, they... Read more
3 Tips for Hunting with Dogs on Boats
Waterfowl hunting with dogs on boats can be challenging—every move they make is amplified as the boat moves, they may have trouble getting in and out for retrieves, and it’s never fun to be in such close quarters when they do re-board and decide to shake off. But, as... Read more
T-Top Canvass Replacement: Easier than you Think?
When it comes to replacing T-top canvass, might the job be easier than you think? Nope—that headline was just a tease. Actually, this job is an unadulterated pain in the you-know-what. Why? Because it simply takes a lot longer to string and weave through all those grommets than you’d... Read more