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Do Spray Rails Really Help?
Spray rails are often held out as the only option for drying out a wet boat’s ride, but do they really help? Is it worth the expense and installation time? These are questions I hear a lot from the owners of ...
Lowrance Structure Scan Side Scanning Review, Part II
A month ago I started testing the Lowrance Structure Scan side scanner review, and today it’s time for part II. By now, I’ve used the unit on a 10′ to 20′ plateau with scattered rockpiles, around a rock-strewn lighthouse, over ...
Why Life Jackets Matter
Insane video of a bass boat crash on YouTube.
Alternatives in Navigation
The guide, who turned out to be one of the top tarpon chasers in the Keys, eased off the throttle and looked around at the scenery. He had an idea of where to run for the fish, but needed to ...
Pirates, Potato Guns, Kids, and Video Games
AAAARG you scurvy bilge rat, are your kids ready to fend off pirates with their very own potato guns? They will be if they’ve read the new book from the marauding marine minds of David Seidman and Jeff Hemmel, The Anti-Pirate Potato ...
Death By Flip Flop
A new study from the University of Miami shows that flip flops are bacteria factories. They can harbor up to 18,000 different  bacteria, including e coli and deadly strains of staph. This does not bode well for my summer.
GPS, SPOT Interfaced, Text Messenging Just got better
There’s a hot new communication method available to boaters and fishers, because DeLorme and SPOT not interface to allow text messaging from afar, be it on your boat in the middle of the ocean or a mountaintop lake. SPOT satellite messengers ...
Tips, Chumming for Striped Bass
This past weekend we went chumming for striped bass, and I saw something that makes a great addition to the tips for striper fishing included in one of my books, Rudow’s Guide to Rockfish (that’s what we call stripers, here in Chesapeake country; ...
Coolest Kids Life Jacket Ever
OK, now I know this doesn’t have a heckofa lot to do with fishboats, but most of us like to take our kids fishing, right? And when I got a press release from Opa Cove yesterday (www.opacove.com) I just had ...
New Heights in Weird but Effective, the Octojig.
Take one look at Jerkthatjig’s new Octojig, and the word that pops to mind is “weird”. Of course, if it’s effective, who cares how crazy this thing looks??? In truth it’s not all that far off from Shimano’s Lucanus jig, which ...

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