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REVIEW: SmartShield Sunscreen Protection
Sunscreen is a necessary evil. The ravages of the sun over time make you worse off not wearing it, but still, slathering on a layer of grease or spraying on an alcohol-based mist leaves something to be desired. SmartShield looks ...
Si Tex Introduces New Chartplotter Fishfinder Models
We haven’t heard much news from Si Tex lately, so it was nice to discover that they’re introducing a new line of chartplotter fishfinder units, the EC series. I haven’t laid my hands on one yet so I can’t give ...
The Case For Old Two-Strokes
All the flats skiffs at the Andros South bonefishing lodge in the Bahamas hang Mercury tiller-steered two-strokes off the transom. The reason? “Maintenance,” said lodge owner Andrew Bennett. In remote situations, many four-strokes are too complicated and/or expensive to repair ...
The Case For Old Two-Strokes
All the flats skiffs at the Andros South bonefishing lodge in the Bahamas hang Mercury tiller-steered two-strokes off the transom. The reason? “Maintenance,” said lodge owner Andrew Bennett. In remote situations, many four-strokes are too complicated and/or expensive to repair ...
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 ...
Novothink Surge Solar iPhone iPod Charger Review
Since it’s perfect for boaters and other outdoorsy folks Novothink sent me one of their solar iPod and iPhone Surge chargers to test out and review. I figured this was a good fit, considering how many times I’ve seen gadgets, ...
Stanley High Intensity Spotlight Review
A while back Stanley sent me a set of lights to test out, includingthe Bar Flex worklight (review at http://www.boats.com/boat-content/2010/02/night-ops-stanley-bar-flex-light/) and the octopus-base Squidbrite (at http://www.boats.com/boat-content/2010/01/bright-idea-a-nifty-new-work-light/) and the subject of today’s review, the High Intensity Spotlight. The cool thing about all ...
Stanley High Intensity Spotlight Review
A while back Stanley sent me a set of lights to test out, includingthe Bar Flex worklight (review at http://www.boats.com/boat-content/2010/02/night-ops-stanley-bar-flex-light/) and the octopus-base Squidbrite (at http://www.boats.com/boat-content/2010/01/bright-idea-a-nifty-new-work-light/) and the subject of today’s review, the High Intensity Spotlight. The cool thing about all ...
Baron WxWorx with Quicklink: PC Based, Data Link Weather
Anyone who’s had a satellite weather service piped into their chartplotter already knows how useful these systems are, and Baron offers PC based software that lets you get that same weather data up on the screen of your computer via ...
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, ...

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