The Fish Painter

Skin mounts kill. Replicas don’t. But turning raw fiberglass blanks into lifelike reproductions takes an artist who knows his fish. Jon Whittle Chris Murrah is really into African pompano right now. Surfer, angler, jazz musician, and now lead painter at King Sailfish Mounts, he grew up in East Fort Lauderdale fishing on the Tarpon River. […]

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Double handed sailing skills: Inside gybes

In the second of a new series on double handed sailing skills, Pip Hare explains outside gybes with an asymmetric spinnaker with two onboard With the spinnaker now safely gybed you can gybe the mainsail and get the boat up to speed on its new course. Photo: Richard Langdon/Pip Hare Ocean Racing Double-handed sailing skills […]

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INEOS Britannia in Mallorca

Cup Spy Jan 10 – Funky breeze gives Brits the run around in Mallorca What happened in the Cup – January 10, 2023: INEOS Britannia had their third sail on their LEQ12 prototype, in a funky breeze in Mallorca. American Magic did not sail, as signalled in their last report. Emirates Team New Zealand are […]

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2023 Formula 387 CCF

The 387 CCF mixes performance with fishability. Courtesy Formula Boats For a company that hasn’t built a center-console since the 1980s, Formula will impress anglers with its 387 Center Console Fish (CCF). Its thoughtful design and clever innovations set it apart from the cookie-cutter boats that abound in the center-console genre. Stepping aboard the 387 […]

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2023 Boat Buyers Guide: Gear

Fishing Accessories Frabill Witness Net Courtesy Frabill Frabill Witness Net Frabill gives you the ability to net, weigh and measure your catch easily with the new Witness net. The innovative net won the Best in Category award at ICAST 2022, thanks to the integrated scale that provides a weight nearly instantly and minimizes stress on […]

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2023 Boat Buyers Guide: Engine-Integrated Autopilot

When integrated with multiple engines, today’s advanced autopilot systems can hold a boat in position. Courtesy Yamaha Marine A new breed of autopilot is emerging, and it’s adding even more angling benefits than conventional autopilot systems. It’s all happening thanks to the integration of autopilot systems with electronic throttle and shift controls, steering, GPS, and […]

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2023 Boat Buyers Guide: Dual Consoles

Dual-consoles combine saltwater fishing features with family-friendly layouts and comforts for days when angling takes a back seat. Courtesy Grady-White Dual-console boats were once more popular for cruising than serious fishing. Then manufacturers introduced new models with more rod holders, extra storage, insulated fish boxes, advanced electronics and full offshore rigging—everything the serious angler needs—with […]

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Barker 40 HPC: 2023 Boat Buyers Guide

The 40 HPC serves up a smooth ride. Courtesy Barker Boatworks Barker Boatworks began with building high-tech, Kevlar-reinforced vacuum-infused hulls with Michael Peters’ now-famous Stepped-Vee Ventilated Tunnel hull design. When the company moved into performance catamarans, it looked again to Peters’ experience in design and performance. His long history of building competitive winning cats would […]

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2023 Boat Buyers Guide: Hybrid Boats

Hybrids offer anglers the best of both worlds, giving them the ability to chase fish both in- and offshore. They’re also well-suited to sandbar duty. Courtesy Pathfinder Anglers who want to fish big water one day and backwater bays the next will be served best by a hybrid bay boat. Hybrid bay boats run larger, […]

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Southern Ocean sailing: Lessons from Cape Horners

Few scenarios are more feared than a Southern Ocean sailing in a storm. Sean McNeill hears from those who’ve sailed through them on how to handle severe conditions “The closest I’ve ever been to mortality was the capsize at Cape Horn. That was just a horrific experience,” says American sailor Rich Wilson of his Southern […]

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Double handed sailing skills: Spinnaker hoists

In the first of a new series on double handed sailing skills, Pip explains hoisting an asymmetric spinnaker with two onboard Double-handed sailing skills are increasingly important to master as the recent boom in double handed racing, both inshore and offshore, continues and boats designed for couples to cruise two-up become ever more popular. We […]

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Grand Banks 85

Speed to Spare Grand Banks 85 Sky Lounge raises the bar for long-range cruisers. The new Grand Banks 85 continues the builder’s departure from the classic form long the hallmark of the brand for more than half a century. Following in the wake of the GB60 in 2017, which took the company in a new direction […]

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Lowrance Unveils the Ultimate Fishing System

Lowrance Unveils Next Generation of the Ultimate Fishing System Lowrance, a world-leader in fishing electronics since 1957, has rolled out its next generation of fishing electronics this week – Lowrance Unveils Next Generation of the Ultimate Fishing System. The new HDS PRO® chartplotter/fishfinder, highest resolution ActiveTarget™ 2 Live Sonar and, ultra high-definition Active Imaging™ HD provide anglers the complete package of the latest […]

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