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Propeller Basics: Are you SURE you’re Spinning the Right Blades?
You want to dramatically change the way your boat performs? The easiest way to do so is to change the propeller. Your prop has an effect on time to plane, cruising speed, top-end speed, and efficiency. And chances are, there’s room for improvement. Why? Because most people simply accept... Read more
Under-Rated Boat Gear You Need
Everyone knows they should have a GPS and a VHF on their boat, much less required items like life jackets and flares. But there’s a lot of other boat gear that remains vastly under-rated. Have you ever wondered what else could improve your safety margin? Help you catch more... Read more
Spring is Here – Time for a Trailer Check
Spring is a time of budding flowers, singing birds, and… busted trailers. That boat trailer may have been sitting for months on end, and the list of problems that could crop up the next time you hit the road is practically endless. Nine times out of 10, however, your... Read more
Should You Have a Fishfinder at the Bow?
Many boats intended for freshwater fishing have a fishfinder at the bow, which comes in quite handy when you’re running the boat from a foredeck fishing seat and casting from the bowdeck. By “boats intended for freshwater fishing,” naturally, I’m talking mostly about bass boats. Today, models that lack... Read more
News from the Miami Boat Show: Grady-White has a Bay Boat!
One of the biggest surprises at the Miami Boat Show came from Grady-White, a fishing boat builder with a long history of building center consoles, walkarounds, and dual consoles… but not bay boats. That changed this year, with the introduction of the 251 Coastal Explorer. Now, before you get... Read more
Scary but true: Youtube has become the world’s second-largest search engine. The good news is that no matter what you’re into, you can find some pretty awesome Youtube videos about it. And yes, that includes boating. Here are three of my favorites, which I’m sure every boater out there... Read more
Boating Gear for Kids
If you’re a dedicated angler and you have kids, you’ve been through plenty of problems as you’ve raised those rascals aboard your boat. My “little ones” are in their teens now, and I’ve made it more or less out of the woods. But I learned a lot about the challenges of outfitting... Read more
When it comes to small outboards in the 2.5 to 25 horsepower range, you have a lot of options to choose from. How will you know which outboard is the best for you? Luckily, there are a few key items to look for. WEIGHT – this is a biggie, because... Read more