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Canvass Care: Extend Your T-Top Life by Years
Canvass, whether it’s stretched out across your T-top or it merely covers your boat when not in use, is one of those things we expect to replace. We know it has a limited lifetime, and eventually will start ripping, leaking, and sagging. What many boaters don’t realize is that... Read more
The Amazing, Handy, Gotta-Carry-Them Zip-Ties
As a boater, there are a few items you always keep on hand. A length of rope. Extra drain plugs. A spare life jacket. I could walk out to any of my boats right now (or for that matter, to my truck), and lay my hands on any one... Read more
Shark Fishing From Your Boat
You say you want to go shark fishing from your boat? Me, too. But shark fishing most certainly opens up a whole new realm of dangers—even when you’re only catching little guys. Here are a few do’s and don’ts that will help you keep all of your fingers and... Read more
Wax on, Wax off – Keep Your Boat Looking Sharp
Every now and again you come across a new gizmo or doo-dad that makes the world of boating better. And if that item just so happens to make your life easier at the same time, it’s a real win-win. Such is the case with Eagle 1 Wax-As-U-Dry. Eagle 1... Read more
Weird Catches: Moray Eels, Sea Turtles, and Pelicans, Oh My!
Weird catches I’ve made run the gamut: sea turtles, pelicans and gulls, squid—the list is a long one. And, of course, none of these were made on purpose. Well, okay, I have targeted the squid a time or two, but I’ve caught them by accident as well. But the... Read more
Go Fishing on a Head Boat (No, really!)
Fishing on a head boat is cramped, difficult, rife with tangles, and rarely as productive as fishing from your own boat. It’s also an awesome reminder as to why we buy and maintain our own private fishing boats. And if you step aboard with the right level of expectations,... Read more
How to Call the Coast Guard
Calling the Coast Guard is something we only want to do in a true emergency, but when you need ’em, boy are you glad to see ’em. I’ve had to make the call only three times in my entire boating career: once back when they would still give recreational... Read more
Super-Cheap Fishfinders: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
You may have come across the Shopping for the Right Fishfinder blog I wrote a while back, which went through a number of important factors to consider before you choose a unit. There’s just one problem: you and I both know that the number-one factor for a lot of people is,... Read more