Lenny Rudow

Fishfinder Transducer Transom Mount Location, Hold Bottom at High Speeds
Holding bottom at high speed is a common problem with transom mounted fishfinder transducers, and location is usually the reason. Just yesterday, a friend who bought a new boat was asking me about this issue. The one problem he has ...
Are Humminbird or Eagle Portable Fishfinders Worth the Cash?
Portable fishfinders made by the likes of Humminbird and Eagle may seem like a good idea for folks who regularly rent or use multiple small boats, canoes, or kayaks, but are they really worth the cash? After all, just how ...
New Hatteras GT Series, GT54, GT60, GT63 Convertible, is Coming!
Hatteras Yachts has a new GT series,  with a GT54, GT60, and GT63 Convertible. Sweet – boat builders are back to building new boats! The GT 60 has already hit the water, but for 2011 it’s redesigned (and being reintroduced at ...
Garmin Nuvi GPS Recall, Batteries Overheat, Fire Hazard
Garmin is recalling 1.25 million Nuvi GPS units, because the batteries can overheat and cause a fire hazard - ouch! About 796,000 of the affected units were sold in the US, but so far, there have been fewer then a dozen cases ...
New Viking 42 Convertible Sportfishing Boat, with Zeus Pod Drives
There’s a new Viking 42 Convertible with Zeus pod drives on the way, and this sportfishing boat will be ready in time for the fall boat shows. The new 42 will be the smallest boat built by this company currently available, ...
Flying Stingray Stinger Skewers Boy, in Freak Event Like Steve Irwin Death
A 10 year old was skewered by a flying stingray stinger last week, in a freak accident reminiscent of the Steve Irwin death-by-stingray event. File this one under strange but true: according to the Baltimore Sun, the 10 year old boy, Quentin ...
Laura Dekker Solo Sailor, Skishing, and Other Weird Nautical News
When it comes to Skishing, Laura Dekker (another youngest around the world solo sailing trip), and other weird nautical news, sometimes you just have to wonder if mankind has run out of things to do. Now, we’re inventing strange and ...
New Jerkthatjig Octojig, and Blueline Tilefish Fishing Tips
Jerkthatjig has a new lure called the Octojig, which I tested recently while fishing for blueline tilefish. This is one of the wackiest jigs ever created, similar in nature to Shimano’s Lucanus. There’s a large roundish leadhead skirted by rubber hairs, ...
Bill for Billfish In House of Representatives, Support HR5804
The House of Representatives has a bill, HR 5804, which prohibits trade in billfish and deserves your support! HR5804, which they’ve titled the Billfish Conservation Act of 2010, would shut down all commercial trade of white, blue, striped, and black marlin, as ...
Fiberglass Repair, Epoxy, Resin, and Help
You need help with a fiberglass repair, epoxy mixes, resin formulations, or other similar questions? Who wouldn’t? When I became involved in my first substantial fiberglass project years and years ago (building and mounting a new center console for my ...

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