Pete McDonald

What’s Happening in the Gulf
The news is still not good from the Gulf of Mexico. The New York Times reports on more fishing closures: Already, oil is visible in virtually all of Louisiana’s closed coastal waters. Yet its ultimate impact on the gulf fisheries will not ...
World’s Worst Boating Accidents
I got this in an email from The Safe Boater Training Program. It’s a link to an article called “23 of the Worst Boating Accidents Over the Past 20 Years.” What can we learn from this? Never travel by large capacity ...
VIDEO: BBC Car Boat Challenge
A little something pointless for anyone bored on a Saturday evening.
Inflatable Life Jacket World Record Day
It’s a noble idea on the one hand and, on the other, a waste of CO2 canisters. BoatUS is trying to get people to wear inflatable PFDs by promoting Inflatable Life Jacket World Record Day. The idea is to have everyone inflate ...
How You Can Help With the Gulf Oil Spill
As the BP Oil Disaster continues to wreak havoc on the ecosystem in the Gulf of Mexico, a lot of us are left with feelings of disgust giving way to frustrated helplessness. What can we do when an irresponsible company ...
The View From A Flats Boat
…Is a view I plan to be enjoying in a few weeks as I stand on the bow stalking bonefish in South Andros. I’m going as part of FibFest. What is Fibfest? It’s a bloggers summit, of sorts, and I’m ...
Gulf Oil Slick Will Impact Sport Fishing
There are untold ways that this epic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will affect the Gulf Coast region. This article from CBS shows all of the staggering numbers. To me, the most important, other than the 11 missing ...
Camping From a Boat
Yeah, I’m pimping out an article again. But it’s out there, might as well link to it. A journal of a recent boat-camping experience.
Coast Guard Ignites Louisiana Oil Slick
To avert a natural disaster along the wetlands of the Louisiana coastline, the Coast Guard today started a controlled burn of the oil slick formed from the Gulf oil rig explosion. According to the Coast Guard News website: Workboats will ...
REVIEW: Aquapac Waterproof Backpack
I’ve got a thing for dry bags. Finding one in backpack form has been a challenge. The typical PVC material just doesn’t feel as pliable as it should, especially when stuffing it with things. The Aquapac Waterproof Backpack is made ...

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