Main Pros and Cons of Hunting

Hunting You have purchased the best rifle, optics, ammo, and hunting clothes. You have the necessary tools to hunt. There are many animals in the area you intend to fo hunting, and you even have all the required permits. But before you go, you have many questions running through your mind. Is hunting a safe […]

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Do I Really Need a T-Top?

T-tops, like the one on this Sea Pro, can increase comfort and perform a variety of useful functions. Courtesy Suzuki My first boat was an entry-level 21-foot center console powered by a 140-hp two-stroke outboard. When I say it was a wide-open fishing machine, I mean it was wide open. No seating, aside from a […]

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Black Friday outboard deals: 5 fantastic options

Whether you want a Black Friday outboard for trolling, tender use or auxiliary back-up, here are 5 of the best If you’ve resigned yourself to the idea that Black Friday outboards are the same price as non Black Friday outboards, think again. Discounts might be modest but uprated deals often include handy accessories like carry […]

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Best Black Friday Musto deals

We have scoured Musto’s sale to pick out the items we think are the best black friday Musto deals from shoreside clothing to technical wear Musto is one of the UK’s best known sailing brands with a variety of clothing options from offshore racing kit, watersports and shoreside clothing, and accessories. They are also a […]

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Mercury’s St. Cloud facility earns zero-waste designation

Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), today announced that its Plant 7 manufacturing operation in St. Cloud, Florida, has achieved a zero-waste-to-landfill designation. The factory makes electrical and plastic components for the company’s marine engines and related parts, accessories and technologies.  Plant 7 is the fourth Mercury facility to achieve this designation. Its three predecessors are […]

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Mercury Marine Opens New Distribution Center in Indiana

PHOTO COURTESY OF MERCURY MARINE A new 512,000 square foot facility outside Indianapolis, Indiana, will be home to Mercury Marine’s new parts and accessories distribution center, helping to better connect Mercury’s global customers and improve delivery and service as well as add capacity for scale, stability and reduced logistics cost. “We are excited to officially […]

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How Do I Spot a Cheap Boat?

When you find a boat you like, put your emotional attachment aside and conduct a diligent inspection to make sure it’s built properly. Jim Hendricks In shopping for a boat, whether new or used, it’s easy to miss warning signs of shoddy construction and outfitting, especially when your head is filled with visions of calm […]

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What You Need to Know About Texas Sleds

Texas sleds, like this one piloted by Capt. Brian Barrera, are perfect vehicles for getting anglers into the shallows where redfish, trout, and other skinny-water species are found. Capt. Brian Barrera With a name like Texas sled or scooter, it is obvious the boat was designed to access the super-skinny water along the Gulf Coast […]

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Sea Ray SLX 260 Outboard

A new design language. By Alan Wendt Chicago has its Playpen, Muscamoot Bay on Lake St. Clair hosts the World’s Longest Raft-Off annually in August, and I’m pretty sure you can name many other summer gathering spots for boaters throughout the Great Lakes. Photos Courtesy of Sea Ray One thing they have in common are […]

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Portable Marine Barbecues

Take on board dining to the next level with a portable grill. Courtesy Magma Special delivery: Sign up for the free Boating email newsletter. Subscribe to Boating magazine for $14 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. First off, let’s get our terminology set. Manufacturers call these marine grills, but they’re portable boat barbecues to most of […]

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