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In a nutshell, the answer to the above question is now “yes”. A company called Lehr has started producing propane outboards, and these things seem to be catching on. The advantages of using propane are pretty significant: instead of filling a fuel tank at the gas station, you can... Read more
I had the chance to spend a season with the Lowrance Elite 7x HDI fishfinder/chartplotter, and after some extended use, thought you might like to know the ins and outs of this extremely popular unit. For starters, remember that this is a mid-range DownScan Imaging unit operating on a... Read more
Pontoon boats don’t exactly strike most of us as hard-core fishing machines; they can’t handle rough seas, they can’t probe the shallows, and many aren’t what you’d call “high performance,” but I’ve run across at least three pontoon fishing boats lately which quite frankly make awesome fishing machines. Yes, I know this sounds strange.... Read more
Electrical connections on boats present a never-ending battle. They corrode and corrupt, shake free from vibrations, and those that need to be constantly disconnected and reconnected, such as the plug-ends in the back of a removable fishfinder or chartplotter, are easily damaged with use. So, how’s a boater supposed to keep... Read more
Both two-stroke and four-stroke outboard engines have, as a rule, come a darn long way in the past decade or so. We used to have to deal with smelly, noisy, unreliable engines that took the pleasure right out of running your boat. But today’s outboards, be they new-tech two-strokes... Read more
Rack storage for boats, otherwise known as keeping your boat in a “boatell,” has become quite popular through the years. Is it a good idea, for you? Let’s look at the pro’s and the con’s. PRO: Your boat can’t possible ever sink in the slip. CON: You have to... Read more
When it comes to seating on a small boat running through rough water, nothing beats a bean-bag. You’ve heard me talk about this before, in Crazy Cool Boat Seats: Get Beanies. If you haven’t tried carrying beanies aboard, trust me, you should (read that blog, and you’ll find out why!)... Read more
When we think of college sports most of us picture football, basketball, or maybe baseball. But as surprising as this may sound, one of the fastest-growing college sports in the US of A is colligate bass fishing. Yes folks, this is for real – Texas A&M has its own... Read more