boating

Yamaha’s New VMAX SHO 250, 225 and 200 Horsepower Outboards

Yamaha Marine Group launched a four-stroke outboard that can outperform the VMAX Series 2 and promises to revolutionize power in the bass and flats fishing realm. Called the Yamaha VMAX SHO, the family of outboards comprises 250, 225 and 200 horsepower versions. “With the VMAX SHO, Yamaha has done what everyone said couldn’t be done,” said Ben Speciale, Yamaha Marine Group
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Ranger Unveils the 2080VS Angler

The new Ranger 2080VS Angler delivers multipurpose boat buyers the benefits of a best-in-class fishing platform plus the increased power and performance of a dynamic watersports boat. Built on a proven hull design that’s longer, deeper and wider, Ranger’s newest do-it-all dream rig has room for all the people and gear necessary for an unforgettable day on the water. Measuring 20
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Consistent Co-Angler

By John Boudreau The topic of having consistent success from the back of the boat is one that has many layers. As far as co-anglers in the tournament scene are concerned, we are all familiar with who typically places at (or near) the top on most days. Many people often wonder, “How do you get to be one of those recognized co-anglers?” Depending on the type of tournaments you fish, it could
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The Stainless Equalizer Hits the Market

This week, Chester, VA-based Propeller Dynamics introduced the new Stainless Equalizer. Designed by Robbie Patterson, the Equalizer is an add-on-assist system that is a must for any Motor Guide trolling motor with a Gator Mount. The Equalizer aids in the deploying and stowing of the trolling motor and can reduce the pull weight felt of the motor by over 50%. “We are proud to announce the
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Boater Etiquette – Ensuring A Second Invitation

by Steve Agius So you got invited to go on a fishing boat… If you’re a non boater like me and you love to fish, that phone call is like waking up at Christmas time when you were a toddler. Your brain goes into overdrive and you ask yourself, what lures should I tie on, how many rods should I bring and the list goes on. Before you go any further you need to STOP and think about the boater.
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Freshwater Fishing Boats: Which Boat Is Right For You

One of the most popular boating activities, freshwater fishing can be enjoyed by experienced boaters and beginners alike. Whether you’re interested in extreme sportfishing or a laid-back jaunt around the lake, freshwater fishing is a classic recreational boating experience that offers many rewards. Not only is it a great way to enjoy the outdoors and get some exercise, but freshwater fishing
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Tips For Winter Boat Storage

by Donald Gasaway – A survey done by Boat US marine insurance found that most damage done to boats in storage is done by four legged vandals rather than two legged one. Bass boats are likely to be damaged by critters during the off season.  This is probably due to the fact that they are put away uncleaned.  Carpets, live wells and upholstery hold smells from the many fish that have been
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Keep it SIMPLE Stupid: Three Tips to Ease the Pain on the Water

by Andrew Martin  When I was a kid, my dad made me learn how to play golf with only a 7-iron and a putter. By focusing on one club and learning to hit it well, I was able to pick up the other clubs with no problem. The same principle can be applied to bass fishing. In this sport, nothing travels faster than the latest and greatest lure or technique. Every year tackle companies spend millions
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The Truth About Free Boat Plans From the Internet

By Jeff Spira - All over the internet, there are “free” boat plans made available for the downloading. Most of these are quite old designs, many simply scanned from magazines no longer in print whose copyrights have run out and are now in the public domain. While suitable boats can be made from these plans, there are some things you should be aware of before investing a lot of
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