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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
Docking a powerboat can be extremely stressful, especially when there are a lot of eyes on you. On the other hand, it can also be quite entertaining, if you’re one of the people doing the watching instead of the docking. So, how are you going to make sure everything... Read more
I just bought another boat, despite the fact that I agreed to cap the fleet at three boats when my wife agreed to marry me. How’d I get around the rule? Simple – I didn’t buy it for myself. In fact, I recently purchased this 14′ skiff for my... Read more
We boaters have a lot of things to be thankful for. In fact, boating has become easier, more reliable, less environmentally costly, and safer than ever before, in the past few years. What gives? As technology marches forward, boats and engines just plain get better. How shall we be... Read more
Well, it’s about time Garmin did it – this week at the METS (Marine Electronics Trade Show) show, they announced SideVu and DownVu, their version of the high-res down- and side-scanners we’ve all come to know and love.. SideVu and DownVu will be available on a new line of low-cost... Read more
With the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show now over, one of the big discoveries stands out: Lowrance is still red-hot, introducing a range of new units for next year. The biggest announcements are fishfinders, including the new SpotlightScan and SonarHub. Here’s the scoop. SpotlightScan - The SpotlightScan Sonar is a trolling-motor... Read more