On the Water: Resources

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    The Best Binoculars on Boats: Alpen vs. Bushnell vs. Canon vs. Fujinon vs. Nikon

    Lenny Rudow

    With considerations like image stabilization, magnification, construction quality, and price to keep in mind, choosing the best binoculars to keep on your boat is no easy task. We put these top five up against each other, head-to-head. …Read More

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    Sonar Smack-Down: Traditional Fishfinder vs. Down-looking Scanner-Imager vs. CHIRP

    Lenny Rudow

    With all the new-fangled fishfinder technology available these days, how are you supposed to know which is the best to invest in? We tested three different moderately-priced modern sonar technologies side by side, to help you make the right call. …Read More

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    Share the Water: Unwritten Rules of Sailors, Fishermen, Powerboaters, and Paddlers

    Carol Cronin

    No matter what our chosen watersport might be, we’re all eager to spend time enjoying it. And when our paths cross, we need to understand the unwritten expectations of other boaters. …Read More

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    10 Emergency Fix-it Items that Belong on Every Boat

    Lenny Rudow

    Whether you’re a sailor, a fishermen, a cruiser or a watersports enthusiast, if you have a boat, you should keep these 10 emergency items on board for on-the-water repairs. …Read More

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    Can a Pontoon Boat be a Serious Fishing Boat?

    Lenny Rudow

    Pontoon boats have become incredibly popular and many people use them for fishing. But, can a pontoon serve as a dedicated, serious, hard-core fishing machine? …Read More

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    Water Ski and Wakeboard Boats: Designed for Watersports

    Brett Becker

    Intended for specific types of watersports, these tow-boat models differ from the garden variety runabout. …Read More

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    Saltwater Fishing Boats: 10 Things to Look For

    Lenny Rudow

    Whether you plan to use your boat for trolling in bluewater big-game fishing grounds, casting in the back-country, or jigging in the bay, make sure your saltwater fishing boat has these 10 traits. …Read More

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    Convertible vs. Express: Which is Best for Bluewater Fishing?

    Lenny Rudow

    A convertible and an express each has its own advantages and disadvantages. The real question is, which bluewater fishing boat design best suits you? …Read More

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    10 Bass Boats that Will Blow You Away: Cast Action Heroes

    Lenny Rudow

    In search of the perfect bass boat? Check out these top 10 contenders. …Read More

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    Cuddy Cabin Boats: Family Friendly Fun

    Jeanne Craig

    For a family-friendly fishing boat or day-cruiser, consider a cuddy cabin design. …Read More

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