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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
Whether you’re storing your boat for a week or for a month, if you don’t put it up properly you could be in for a disaster. We’ve talked before about whether or not rack storage is a good move, and it does remedy many of these issues. But no... Read more
I was recently working on an article for Boats.com on three stupid ways people sink their boats, and one of these dumb disasters can come into play each and every time people leave the dock. I’m talking about trim. How the heck could trimming your boat lead to sinking... Read more
A while back in “5 Tips for Kayak Fishing,” we talked about how the stealthy nature of yaks gives you a serious fishing advantage. Well, what about those of us who run full-sized bay boats and center consoles? Stealth counts for us, too. In fact, it can make the... Read more