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April 30, 2019

New boat and trailer?  How did you do on the trailer towing test?  
How much could there possibly be to know about pulling a trailer behind a car?  You can rent utility trailers and they’ll hook you up without a single question.  
“A 24-year-old man was kille...

April 30, 2019

From my friends. This project on the boat has really taken on a life of its own. I have spent many hours online searching for the correct parts to make modifications work. Moving the sea water pump was hard enough. First I had to come up with an idea for how to make it...

April 30, 2019

“There are three difficulties in authorship: to write anything worth the publishing, to find honest men to publish it, and to get sensible men to read it.”
-Charles Caleb Colton
 
Boating magazines understandably tend to portray the cruising life in the gleam of brilli...

April 30, 2019

Well, once again I was called out to aid, so am writing this from Iowa where there was some serious flooding of the Missouri River over the winter. So far, I haven’t found any particular food trend in the area I’m in. There seems to be a little bit of everything and no...

April 30, 2019

Now that I’m mostly healed from my injuries from the automobile crash in March, I’ve been looking at things needing attention on Patty O’, our 1954 40 foot Huckins sedan cruiser, which is also our home. On every boat, there is always something going on needing attentio...

April 30, 2019

 In a fish’s world, everything is dependent on water temperature, which ultimately influences wind and weather patterns every year as North America warms up for its summer season.
This year has been
a testament to the New England saying:  “If you don’t like the weather...

April 30, 2019

In the past, we’ve written about this topic with respect largely to the things we drop in the water.  So, what about the things we bring out there, like our copper-oxide bottom paint?  This column is about that.

Painting With Poison
Yes, if you really think about...

April 30, 2019

The official kickoff to the summer season! Without a doubt, May brings with it not only true promise to score the first saltwater fish of the year much like April but to get in deep and tangle with some of the best fishing of the year. Two fisheries really highlight th...

April 7, 2019

“ You can only say you know how to
master a gondola when, while rowing,

you’re able to place a full glass of wine aboard

and not spill a drop.”
Quote from “Beneath the Lion’s Wings”

Matthew “Marcello” Haynes was born to be a gondolier. Although he is not Italian, he s...

After a winter of kinda’ odd weather - a few freezes, a Nor’easter and not much snow, it’s time again to start thinking about getting your boat in the water. Here’s a look at some of the gear you’ll want for this season … some new, some upgraded, and some from the show...

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