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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Power Pro Hollow Core Leader Rigging Kit
Dang – the Shimano guys won’t give an inch and let me tell you about the new reel we used to catch blackfin tunas today, but at least I can let you know about the new Power Pro hollow core ...
New Shimano Butterfly Jigging System Test
Yes they’re at it again, and Shimano has come out with an entirely new jigging system for Butterfly lovers, which I got to test today in the waters off Key West. Does this stuff work? Hmmm… let’s see… this jack ...
Cobra CJIC 250 Jump Starter Power Pack is a Winner!
Cobra sent me their new CJIC 250 Jump Starter Power Pack to test out, and this thing is a real winner! There are plenty of similar products out there and I’ve tried several of them, but the Cobra is actually ...
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.
Planers, Downriggers, or Z-Wings, Which is Best for Deep Baits?
Which is best for trolling deep baits, a planer, a downrigger, or a Z-wing? This is a question that doesn’t come up as often as it should, because most people use one of the above and stick to it. And often, ...
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 ...
Lowrance Structure Scan, Review Begins!
OK folks, my review of the Lowrance Structure Scan system on an HDS 7 can finally begin! I installed the transducer a week ago, then ran into a tiny bit of trouble upgrading my software. Turns out the problem was ...

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