TAG: Power Boats

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 ...
Kids, Watercops, Life Jackets, and Great Ideas
Over the holiday weekend we got checked by the watercops for life jackets and safety gear by the DNR (marine) police, while chumming for stripers in Eastern Bay. We’d only been there for a half hour or so and already dropped a ...
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 ...
Fight Corrosion on your Boat, with GalvanAlert, Galvanic Isolator, and Sprays
There’s a never-ending fight all boat owners go through against the ultimate marine evil, corrosion. In a nutshell: corrosion sucks. It eats away at our fittings, gear, and goodies, and turns ‘em into trash. Ready to go on the offensive? ...
How to NOT Sink Your Boat
I’d planned to let the blog sit idle today, but after this morning’s fishing trip I just had to jump on and mention how to NOT sink your boat, because the one I just stepped off of had a stealth danger ...
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 ...
Greetings from Key West
Hi, from Key West! Yep, this is one of those lame blog posts which can basically be summed up by saying “come back next time.” Here’s the deal: I just landed in Key West, and I haven’t seen a darn thing ...
Will a Hydrofoil Improve Performance on your Boat?
Will adding a hydrofoil improve the performance of your boat? I get asked this question all the time, usually by people who have outboard powered boats with relatively lackluster performance. And I always start my answer by cautioning that every ...
Cats versus Monohulls
While working on a cats versus monohulls article the other day, I saw something that blew my mind. Evidently, some people out there actually believe that cats run poorly in a head-sea. Now mind you, I’m a big cat fan. I currently ...
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 ...

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