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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
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