TAG: Fishboat Rigging

Mako Shark Fishing, and Fishboat Rigging 101
Shark season has begun on the Mid Atlantic coast and mako shark fishing can be incredibly exciting, but there are some basic ways you’ll want to rig your boat which are sometimes overlooked by new shark anglers. For once, this isn’t ...
The Right Cleats for a Fishing Boat
This sailfish shot gives you a great view of the right cleat to have on a fishing boat, a pull up. Pop ups became popular a few years back, but have faded somewhat as people realize that anything with a spring is ...
Center Console Vertical Rodrack Fix
Anglers who own center consoles with T-tops oververtical rodracks know that these things are imperfect, but few realize that there’s a quick fix you can make to prevent fishing rod damage. The rack shown here was on a 34Sea Vee, one of the ...
Side Scanning Fishfinder Transducer Mounting
Mounting the transducer for a side scanning fishfinder, like Structure Scan from Lowrance and Side Imaging from Hummnbird, seems to be a constant topic of confusion. I get questions on it regularly, including this one from a reader in Florida, ...
Marine Stereo Speaker Mounting, Right and Wrong
Mounting marine stereo speakers the wrong way on your fishboat will ensure their quick death due to water intrusion, corrosion, and exposure, but mount them the right way, and they can last for many years. Remember: fishboats get treated a ...
Rodholder and Cutting Board Transom Rigging
During the fishing in Key West this week I noticed one thing that all of the guide’s boats shared in common, a rodholder rigged to hold a cutting board on the transom. These guys were all running twin outboard boats (Sea ...
Fuel Flow Meter Installation Tips
How you do a fuel flow meter installation can effect its performance, so pay close attention to these flow meter installation tips. Otherwise, your screen might read 2.0 when it should be reading 0.2. 1. Make sure all of your fuel lines ...
Tigress Rail Mount Outrigger Bases and Carbon Fiber Outrigger Test
Yesterday the carbon fiber outriggers arrived from Tigress for this season’s outrigger test, along with a pair of rail mount outrigger bases. (See my old post at http://www.boats.com/boat-content/2010/03/a-new-breed-of-outrigger/ for a run-down on the new carbon-fibers I saw at the Miami Boat ...
A New Breed of Outrigger
Heavy outriggers can stress your mounts and T-top, and without the proper support, cause serious problems. Fortunately many are telescopic, so they can be collapsed during travel to minimize the problem. Traditionally, you had two choices when it came to telescopic ...
Rodholders and Mounts: a new option.
You want the ideal fishboat? Then I say you’ll need at least one rodholder per LOA. But cramming all of those holders onto a boat isn’t always easy, especially if you have other non-fishing items (shame on you!) that you want ...

FEATURED ARTICLES

Emergency Quick-Fix: 10 Tricks That Will Get You Home
When a boat breaks down ...
Scarab 215 HO Impulse: First Look Video
The Scarab 215 HO Impulse ...
Stingray 198LX: Best of Both Worlds
Stingray’s 198LX is an elegant ...
Mystic Powerboats to Debut Model in Miami
The new Mystic M3900 is ...

More News