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Pod Drives: Are They Right for You?
Whether we fish for bass in lakes, redfish in bays, or flounder in the inlets, most of us own outboard boats. So when we talk about powerplants on this blog, outboards rule the roost. But some Texans run boats that eclipse the outboard’s capabilities, and I don’t want to completely... Read more
Which is Better: Bait or Lures? Here’s the Proof.
Sure, it’s an age-old question, which is why we set out to settle it on our new fishing show, Got Bait? I say “our” new show because it features me and my boys, Max and David. We grab an expert angler to be our guest for the day and even... Read more
Radar: Do You Really Need Open Array?
When it comes to radar systems, the most common question I hear is “do I need an open array?” And there’s a lot of misinformation out there, about this topic. Let me try to put one thing in a nutshell, right off the bat: merely choosing between open array... Read more
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