Fight Back Against Sea Lions

Some sea lions, such as this large male in Marina Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, have become brazen in the pursuit of easy meals, even begging. Jim Hendricks Sea lions are the bane of West Coast saltwater anglers. The wily pinnipeds have learned that a hooked fish provides an easy meal. So, they loiter around fishing […]

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The Benefits of Wading Belts In the Surf

Z-Belt Gen 2Designed by Luke Znosko to alleviate the back pain from carrying a packed-to-the-gills plug bag over his shoulder, he combined the features of a surfcasting belt made of nylon webbing with a neoprene weightlifting belt to create a surf belt that provides lumbar support for long outings in the surf. A roller locking […]

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Sight Fishing for Shark

Battle Lines The excitement of sight-fishing for sharks turns the hunt into a thrill sport. You sense it before you see it—a big shadow off the port bow halfway between you and the mangroves you’ve been quietly probing for snook and redfish. Leisurely, it eases into focus, then picks up some speed while heading your […]

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ECOXGEAR Journey Speaker

  Bring your tunes out on the water. Courtesy ECOXGEAR BUY NOW This portable Bluetooth speaker not only brings 65 watts of big, high-fidelity sound to the water, it also boasts a 20-amp lithium battery to power it for 50 hours and can charge smart devices. The 7-pound unit is IP67-watertight and floats. Unlatch the […]

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6 of the best VHF handheld marine radios for your boat

No skipper should be without a ‘mobile’ VHF, but which one is best for you? Fox Morgan put six to the test to help narrow your search… Handheld VHF radios are must-have items on every boat owner’s kit list. Even if your boat has a fixed VHF marine radio, you are often away from the […]

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Zenon Low-Profile Baitcast Reels – Abu Garcia’s Newest Casting Reels

New level premium low-profile reels created with avid anglers in mind Designed for anglers who appreciate compact and lightweight reel design, the Zenon Low-Profile Casting Reels meet the mark in both responsiveness and decreased weight with the three models weighing in at a featherlight weight between 4.6-5.5oz. This family of reels continues to build on […]

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Five Things To Know Before Buying a Fishing Kayak

Whether you’re a seasoned angler or just starting out, there are a few questions to consider before buying a fishing kayak. Kal Visuals / Unsplash So, you want to buy a fishing kayak? Maybe you want to fish beyond the shore, but you have limited time, budget and space. Or you’re a seasoned angler looking […]

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Flying High: What Pip Hare Did Next

After her incredible Vendée Globe, life has changed for solo sailor Pip Hare. She reveals what it’s like to live your dreams We hit a wave, the bow bouncing into the air. The roar reverberating from inside the covered cockpit intensifies and I look out of the bubble window to a wall of seemingly solid […]

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What Information Should Be Included on a Float Plan?

Just like a pilot files a flight plan, boaters file float plans. If you’re new to boating, a float plan may sound unfamiliar, but it’s essential and easy to make. A float plan is basically an overview of your boat outing plus additional information about the boat and crew that may expedite search-and-rescue (SAR) operations […]

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How to Choose the Right Marine LED Lights for Your Boat

LEDs offer several benefits to boaters. Imtra The editors at Boating have teamed up with the experts at Imtra to bring you advice on how to keep your boat in Bristol condition and get the most from your hours spent out on the water. For more great tips, see Better Boating with Imtra » Throughout the […]

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222 Offshore Australia Class 1 Update: Three Questions For Peter “Muddy” McGrath

<!– Racing: 222 Offshore Australia Class 1 Update: Three Questions For Peter “Muddy” McGrath –> Like all teams in the Union Internationale Motonautique Class 1 World Championship Series produced by P1 Offshore/Powerboat P1, 222 Offshore Australia hasn’t competed since July 3 Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix. The team is in Michigan City, Ind., this weekend for […]

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New Fishing Gear for 2022

The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) is a blur of excitement and chaos, bringing together many of today’s top fishing tackle, electronics, and apparel manufacturers. Taking place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, lots of major players in the fresh- and saltwater fishing industries are there to showcase new products. […]

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Boating Sportswear With UV Protection

Ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) is a measurement of how much ultraviolet light is blocked by a fabric. UPF 50, the most common rating on clothing tags, means the fabric will cut out all but 1/50th of the sun’s cancer-causing UV rays. Basically, 98 percent of the UV rays do not penetrate a UPF 50 fabric. […]

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Learn How Maverick Boat Group Builds Resin-Infused Boats

The mold is first encased in a plastic bag, and then a vacuum is attached to compress it all. Courtesy Maverick Boat Group When I first stepped into the Maverick Boat Group’s P2 factory in Fort Pierce, Florida, the first thing I noticed was what was missing. In most other boatbuilding facilities I have visited, […]

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Boating Roundtable: Sleipner SX Stern Thrusters

.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } The editors at Boating have teamed up with the experts at Imtra to bring you advice on how to keep your boat in Bristol […]

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The Best Kayak Camping Tips For A Fun And Safe Adventure

Kayak camping offers a distinctive outdoor adventure. You get to spend days paddling and nights sleeping under the stars. Kayak camping is less stressful because you can move around more easily while backpacking without carrying any extra weight. Your craft provides you with additional storage space and can transport you to campsites that are inaccessible […]

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Tip Top Teak Care

  Tip Top Teak Care Courtesy Sudbury Boat Care Tip Top Teak makes it easy to restore and protect teak trim on any boat. The system includes a two-part cleaner that removes stains and grayness, and brings out natural color and grain. The kit comes with two sturdy scrub brushes. For large deck areas, Crystal […]

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How to drive a boat: Turning an outboard-engined boat in a tight space

Turning in a tight space is best broken down into a series of pre-planned steps. Even experienced skippers take a deep breath when presented with a very small space, especially if it’s windy. Our resident boating instructor Jon Mendez explains all… It’s best to practise when the conditions are not too challenging so that each […]

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Seakeeper Ride first look: Stabilisation specialist turns its attention to trim

Hugo Andreae takes a look at stabilisation specialist Seakeeper’s new active Ride trim control system… It’s fair to say that Seakeeper’s range of gyroscopic vacuum-mounted boat stabilisers revolutionised the market for zero-speed anti-roll devices, so when the same marine motion control specialist claims its new Seakeeper Ride active trim system will be ‘the next big […]

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