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December 10, 2019
Recoil Rowing a Canoe with a machine gun

Measuring Firearm Recoil with a Canoe!

Can you measure rifle recoil by rowing a boat?  This has probably been in my mind for about 25 years. I first attempted something of the sort when I was a child but it involved a […]
August 15, 2017
sea legs boat

3 Wacky Fishing Boats that are Totally Cool

From tiny canoes to massive offshore convertibles, there are a million and one fishing boats out there. Some of them, however, break all of the molds. They fit into no categories. And they may leave you […]
July 25, 2017

3 Things You do NOT Want to See on Your Next Boat

No matter how bad an idea might be, sooner or later someone will probably try it. Case in point: putting plastic cleats on a 20′ or larger fiberglass boat. Sure, plastic can do the job on […]
July 4, 2017
washdown for boat

Reader Question: Running Water, Please?

Question: This might sound silly to you, but why can’t boat manufactures build a boat that has a bilge pump that dispenses water out of your center console, that is waist high so you can flip […]
June 27, 2017
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Cheap but Important: Three Things for your Boat

There are some things a boat simply can’t do without (think: motor) and then there are things we like to add to our boats. Electronics, fishing accouterments, Bimini tops, and so on. There’s also a class […]
June 20, 2017
boat sea trial

Taking a Boat for a Sea Trial – Know Before You Buy

In the past two weeks we’ve looked at how to gain insight into a boat’s quality by inspecting inside the anchor locker and bilge. Assuming you’ve liked what you’ve seen, now it’s time to leave the […]
June 13, 2017
cobia bilge

Learn More About a Boat by Looking in the Bilge

Last week we saw how an anchor locker can give you a window into a boat’s soul, and this week, we’ll delve into another way to see beyond skin deep. In the cockpit, below deck level […]
June 6, 2017
see vee anchor locker

What Can You Learn from a Boat’s Anchor Locker? Tons!

Silly as it may sound, an anchor locker is a window into a boat’s soul. In this one spot you can learn reams about how a boat is built, and how it will hold up over […]
March 20, 2017
sink a boat

My Boat Almost Sunk Last Night – Don’t Let This Happen to You!

The title of today’s blog is 100-percent accurate, and my boat really did almost sink. After a heavy rainstorm last night I swung by the marina this morning, and she was listing hard to starboard with […]
February 28, 2017
seakeeper

Gyroscopic Stabilization for your Entire Boat: We are NOT Making this up!

Yes, you can actually get gyroscopic stabilization for your entire boat. What the heck does this mean? A reduction in your boat’s rocking and rolling by 70 to 90 percent. Now, wait a sec – that […]
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