A 90 MPH Center Console Fishing Boat? YES!
At the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, there was some serious power on display—especially when it came to center console fishing boats. A Hydra-Sports 53 Suenos (the largest center console in the world, you can read about it in Hot News from the Miami Boat Show,  where we wrote... Read more
New Honda 100 HP Outboard Hits the Water
It’s been a long time since Honda Marine introduced any new models, so we’re stoked to hear about the new BF100. Why should you even consider a 100 HP outboard, when Honda (as well as most of its competitors) have 115 HP models? Because at 366 pounds, the BF100... Read more
New from Garmin: echoMAP CHIRP Chartplotter Fishfinder and the Striker
You’ve gotta love the way the price of technology falls over time. As in, it falls like a rock. Case in point: the new echoMAP series and Striker series, from Garmin. Both offer CHIRP-equipped down and side-viewing abilities, and neither is expensive. In the case of the Striker, it’s... Read more
Gyroscopic Image-Stabilized Binoculars: Yes, You Do Want Them!
Just about all of us carry binoculars on our boats. But just about all of us carry the wrong type. Regular marine binoculars, which are commonly 7X magnification, are dated, old technology. Back when discussing Under-Rated Boat Gear You Need I mentioned image-stabilized binoculars. But these are so helpful,... Read more
$1,500: The Super-Cheap (But Still Super) Skiff
We get so carried away these days with our high-powered center consoles and fancy fishing machines, that we often forget just how much fun—and good fishing—you can have in a small, simple skiff. We also forget that we don’t have to spend $50,000 on a new boat, just to... Read more
Tips for Overnighting Aboard
As you can see from the picture, our last overnight trip was outrageous. From 10:00 PM to 3:00 AM we had an endless swarm of fish feeding in the boat’s lights, a mix of yellowfin tuna, mahi-mahi, bonito, and tinker mackerel. We never slept, we spent way too much... Read more
Put Outdoor Air Conditioning on Your Boat for $300
I know this sounds a little nutty, but it’s true: you can put air conditioning on your small center console, more or less, with a mere $300 and an afternoon of work. I say “more or less” because what I’m talking about is a misting system, not actual AC.... Read more
Electric Trolling Motors: What Nobody Ever Tells You
Electric trolling motors are incredibly useful on fishing boats; they can help you hold position in a breeze or current, work along a shoreline, or slowly creep over fish-holding structure. And the newest, most advanced motors have some spectacular features and functions, like full integration with your electronics, autopilots,... Read more