Windlass Safety Tips

Minor damage occurred to the boat when 300-plus feet of all-chain rode was unintentionally deployed. Tim Bower 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. Some 15 years ago, I was coming out of Key West, near Smith Shoals, when my buddy’s 54 Carver came to […]

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Monofilament vs Fluorocarbon: How to Choose the Right Leader Material

One of the questions we are asked very frequently goes something like this: “So, which is better, monofilament or fluorocarbon?” Unfortunately, the answer is more complex than many of you may think. Like so many other aspects of tackle, proper leader selection is a result of several different factors. If you’re looking for a “yes […]

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The Real Story Behind Catching a Big Halibut

Reeling in a halibut is like hoisting a bag of cement off the bottom of the ocean. Tim Bower A new photo of a big fish will make you the center of attention at the Lake View Inn. After the picture of me hoisting a 60-pound halibut made it up and down the bar, everyone […]

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Electric Boats and Avoiding Range Anxiety

If you’re looking to compare the power of your electric motor to a gas or diesel engine, follow this formula: 1 kilowatt equals 1.34. Christian Brecheis 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. I’ve run out of gas on the water […]

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NOAA Hosts First Responder Training on Entangled Whale Response

Image via NOAA Fisheries. NOAA Fisheries, the leader in the Alaska Large Whale Entanglement Response Program, recently held workshops in four Alaska communities on how to best respond to entangled whales. The training sessions in Metlakatla, Auke Bay and Gustavus in Southeast Alaska and Cordova, on Prince William Sound, taught safety skills needed to approach […]

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Using Graphs to Track your Company’s Profits is Wise

Venngage Graphs to track company’s profitsGraphs to track company’s profits If you’re looking for a way to track your company’s profits, using graphs is a good idea. There are many different types of graphs that you can use, so choose the one that best suits your needs. There are online graph makers that can help […]

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How to future proof your sailing

The world’s weather is changing. Cruising guru Jimmy Cornell explains how to future-proof your sailing and voyage planning ‘Sailing routes depend primarily on weather, which changes little over the years. However, possibly as a result of the profound changes that have occurred in the ecological balance of the world environment, there have been several freak […]

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Summer and Southern Flounder Fishing Tips

Big flatties up north love bucktails and Gulp! Alive grubs, but the baits are often lost to pinfish down south. Nick Honachefsky When you grow up in Jersey, you don’t think of flatfish as a southern target. But I spent a stint in Florida as managing editor of this magazine. Feeling a wreck-fishing ­whimsy, I […]

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The Problem with White Shark Regulations

New legislation, Assembly Bill 2109, is designed to provide greater protection for California’s great white shark population. But the wording of the law could hinder anglers fishing for other species. Courtesy of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Newly passed legislation in California, Assembly Bill 2109, aiming to beef up protection for great white […]

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Profiles in Leadership: Alisdair Martin

By Wanda Kenton Smith When the industry was forced to pivot in the early days of Covid-19, a very bright and industrious young professional worked tirelessly behind the scenes to lead and create innovative ways to promote and engage the boating public.  At the time, Alisdair “Ali” Martin was president and CEO of TRMG, a […]

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Gearing up for the 2022 ELEVATE SUMMIT

By Jamie Stafford This November, Orlando will play host to ELEVATE SUMMIT, the premier networking event for the recreational marine industry, hosted by Boating Industry magazine and parent company EPG Brand Acceleration. The conference is hosted over three days, featuring keynote speakers, Q&A panels, and the prestigious Top 100 award celebration.  In anticipation of ELEVATE […]

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Logbook: Summer Reflection

Dan Harding reflects on leaky impellers, the too-short days of summer and the moments with family when it finally all comes together. I had impossibly high expectations for this past boating season. This summer would likely be the last one before Karen returned to the work force full-time and our young son, Connor, enrolled in […]

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Bajío Sunglasses Partners with Cool Effect for Trash to Treasure Campaign

Leaders in Performance Fishing Eyewear Adopt New Strategy to Maintain Carbon-Neutral Status    New Smyrna Beach, FL (September 21, 2022) – Bajío, maker of blue-light filtering, sustainably-made, performance sunglasses built to save the world’s saltwater flats and estuaries, is proud to announce a new partner in its sustainability journey: Cool Effect. This globally recognized non-profit […]

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What Is Inside An LED Flashlight

What is inside a LED Flashlight Flashlights can be useful at any given time. It is a handy device to have with you during power outages and even while camping or hiking.  There are so many varieties of flashlights with different types of bulbs and lighting methods. The LED flashlight is a popular choice among […]

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Second hand boats: buying big charter yachts

Will Bruton takes a look at the best way to to buy, manage, and charter a bigger yacht an increasingly popular options for many buyers Small enough to sail without a large crew, but big enough to charter, pocket superyachts between 55-100ft have become increasingly popular. A compelling proposition for both owners and charterers; buying […]

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How to Bling Out Your Boat

Whether your craft is showroom-fresh—or maybe just needs a little freshening up—there’s always a reason to add a little bling to your boat. Courtnie Tosana / Unsplash Not all that many years ago, boating “bling” wasn’t really a thing. Oh, sure, early craft had it, even if the term was years away from being defined. […]

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Is Following Around a Fishing Guide Cheating?

Capt. John McMurray makes the case that anglers should research and find their own fishing spots, not spot-steal from captains. I get it man. Most of you are weekend-warriors. And I don’t say that in a derogatory way.  You’ve got a real job slugging it 9 to 5, bringing home the bacon, paying the mortgage, […]

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5 Florida Bass Baits You Need in Your Arsenal

For many of Florida’s freshwater enthusiasts, largemouth bass tops the list of favorite species to target. The Sunshine State’s widespread lakes, rivers, ponds, canals and more are almost all home to largemouth, with some freshwater bodies holding impressive numbers of trophy bucketmouths. These fish are skilled predators that are capable of consuming a variety of […]

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