TAG: Gear

GUIDE BOATS: Rich Armstrong’s McKee Craft 22
We spent the day chasing striped bass and bluefish with Rich Armstrong of Boston Fishtix charters, and asked him about running his McKee Craft Freedom 22. Armstrong’s been running the boat for three seasons, and got it for several reasons. ...
Coffee Alternatives For Tired Boaters
The dude posing in the picture above doesn’t know what he’s getting himself into. I try to avoid drinking coffee before heading out, for obvious reasons. Particularly when I’m on small, open boats. Problem: Being on the water on the ...
Wake Surfing Good Bad and Ugly
Lazzara posted this cool video of someone wake surfing behind a 75 today. Great way to get some wave action when there are no real waves. Here’s a video background: And here’s the bad and the ugly all in one:
The Case For John Boats
A welded-aluminum john boat may just be the perfect small-boat light tackle fishing platform. They are multi-faceted. The reasons in favor: 1. The are lightweight and hard to break. 2. At slow speeds they bounce off rocks. 3. The engine ...
FLIP-FLOP Bad News Continues
This report from CNN puts my footwear of choice in a bad light. But I am going to ignore all evidence to the contrary and continue to believe the flop is the perfect shoe.
MORE iPHONE: Free Boat Ramp Locator App
Takemefishing.org has put out a free Boat Ramps iPhone app. Notice the “free” is not capitalized. The app itself is free, rather than an app that lists where there are “free boat ramps.” I downloaded the app and checked it ...
MoGo iPhone App Lets You Report on BP Gulf Disaster
You can file your own “citizen scientist” reports on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster and contribute  information about what’s really happening down there. All you have to do is download the free iPhone app called “MoGo,” short for ...
Smartshield Sunscreen, Sun Screen thats Not Greasy!
Sunscreen is a must for boaters, but that greasy feeling sun screen leaves you with stinks, so I was interested when SmartShield said theirs worked without that slickery feel. They sent me one of their 4.5 ounce bottles of SPF30 to try out, ...
Costa Del Mar’s New Blog
The sunglass maker Costa Del Mar has started a new blog called The Watery Rave. As part of the company’s mission to protect fish habitats, the blog’s focus will be on fishing adventures and conservation stories. A quick read-through shows ...
VHF Antenna Quality and Trailering Mistakes
VHF antenna quality and trailering mistakes? Yeah, I know, this sounds like a pretty weird combination. But stick with me for a moment – believe it or not, the two are related. First off, let’s see if you can pick ...

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