Pete McDonald

Stripers Forever Survey Results
Stripers Forever, the organization dedicated to making striped bass a game fish, recently released its annual membership survey. The numbers, taken from members surveyed from Maine to North Carolina, are ...
GEAR: Boating Bean Bags
In real life, bean bags and futons have gone the way of fondu sets and pet rocks. But on a boat, bean bags rock. Seriously. A marine grade bean bag can ...
Handling Matters
Photo courtesy of cobaltboats.com Every boat rides like a dream. So you’d think if you, like David St. Hubbins, believed virtually everything you read. On the water there are ...
Hull to Deck Joint Analysis
With the dawn of show season upon us, the opportunity is here to look at ...
NOAA Buoy Data Reader iPhone App
I downloaded yet another iPhone app that bodes well for boaters with an addiction to their little phone buddy. The NOAA Buoy Data Reader app from Verona Solutions provides the ...
Winter Boating Worries
Here’s a story I heard on a boat yesterday while fishing in a chill. “Greg” decided to go fishing for blackfish on a buddy’s boat one day and they ran a few ...
Wakeboarding Hurts
Ready for take-off. Those are my feet strapped in and ready for action. Minutes after I took this picture, I landed  wrong and executed a trap door–otherwise known as a face plant. ...
I’ll Take Manhattan
There are some who forget, when lost amidst the concrete and sky scrapers, that Manhattan is an island. Cut off from New Jersey by the Hudson, Queens by the East River, and ...
NEWS: CBS Asian Carp Invasion Video
So the 10 million dollar electro-shock barrier is pretty much a failure. As I told one colleague this week, if they make it to the St. Lawrence River I’ll be boating with a helmet.
NEWS: Ethanol Decision Delayed
The Environmental Protection Agency announced it will make a decision on whether to increase the ethanol blended into in our gasoline to E15 by mid 2010. ...

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NOAA Buoy Data Reader iPhone App
NOAA Buoy Data Reader iPhone App - December 9th 2009