Doin’ It Yourself

Your boat comprises many different elements and needs. And with the condition of your vessel comes reputation when observed by passing boaters in the

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Road Warrior

Nothing is more frustrating than improperly working taillights on trailer, car or truck, especially if a sheriff’s deputy and ticket are involved. Tha

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Alter the Aftermath

With hurricane season in full swing, it is time for waterfront homeowners to walk the planks. That is, it’s right now before a named storm hits hard w

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Float On

Although your boat was designed for the brine, if you are serious about protecting your investment it’s time you consider a boat lift. While many choo

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The Bottom Line

Going Green has been widely popularized over recent years as we look to implement environmentally‑friendly and ecologically responsible choices in jus

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Teak and brightwork add a nautical touch to any boat or yacht.

Golden Glow

A tropical hardwood indigenous to southeast Asia, but now sustainably grown and harvested in many parts of the world, teak is a popular timber used fo

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Fuel Filters

If there ever was a boating application that manifested the axiom that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” it’s installing high quality

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Beyond the Hitch

Transporting boats is what we do. We may not earn a living trailering vessels from one destination to another, but towing our prized possession to and

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End the Cycle

Preventative maintenance is one of the most important things any boat owner can do, and nowhere is this more critical than Florida’s acidic marine env

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Bigger is Better

Aptly named for the type of live bait they house, tuna tubes are common aftermarket accessories found in cockpits around the globe where live baiting

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Within Reach

Kayaks present anglers with one of the most affordable and eco-friendly options for enjoying the outdoors. In addition to providing a solid platform f

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The Value Of Viscosity

Hunting game fish in the open ocean is a thrill and what today’s technology is capable of is truly fantastic. Sophisticated rods, reels, line and lure

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Labor of Love

There’s not much that compares to the joy of owning a boat and being able to outfit and customize it to your particular liking. While some products re

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Tailspin

Imagine yourself cruising through the open ocean while enjoying the sun on your skin and wind in your hair. With cool drink in the cup holder and fish

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Sacrificial Anodes

Whether it’s through direct contact with the water or exposure to salt in the air, nearly everything that comes in contact with the harsh saltwater en

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Keep The Wheels Turning

As an avid boater one must be adept and proficient in a variety of facets to overcome the numerous obstacles that come along the way. Call it an ongoi

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Boat Wraps

Anglers and boaters rarely consider the tremendous effort required to design and manufacture the countless components and accessories that enhance our

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Stinky Situation

A marine toilet, or head, is a necessity on any boat where passengers will be onboard for extended periods of time. Actually, Florida law requires a t

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Caveat Emptor

I recently purchased a pre-owned boat from a private seller. After nearly $2,000 in repairs, summer is over and my family has yet to enjoy a single af

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Bottoms Up

With boat show season right around the corner, you may be planning the second largest investment of your life, after your primary residence of course.

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Waterfront Woes

The Florida peninsula is surrounded by water, which means there are literally hundreds of miles of Intracoastal Waterway, canals and lagoons meanderin

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Hard Over

While routine and scheduled maintenance are typically determined by annual usage and environmental conditions among other factors, boats need care and

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Diesel Owners Save Big

The offshore pursuit of pelagic game fish is becoming more expensive with each passing summer. With an uncertain economy and the price of fuel climbin

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Sizzling Sensation

Although the Sunshine State often times lives up to its tourist-inviting nickname, the tropical sea breeze and humid climate enjoyed by so many combin

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Rub Rail Repair

We’ve all done it. As active boaters we somehow or another at sometime or another managed to damage our rub rail. Since we’re only human and accidents

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Screw It!

I’ve owned and/or operated a wide range of vessels for the better part of my life. It started with a 12 foot aluminum rowboat powered by a trusty Minn

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Inshore Towers

Whether it’s adding a new rod and reel to the arsenal or making significant modifications to their boat, inshore anglers are always looking for ways t

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In Sync

When I was a kid learning the ropes through the pages of every fishing magazine I could get my hands on, marine propulsion systems were somewhat limit

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Filtered

With the introduction of E-10 gasoline, and the threat of increasing concentrations, a functional fuel filter is an absolute must-have for any outboar

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Rocket Launchers

Have you ever wondered what goes into producing the tackle and accessories we use today? Avid anglers and boat owners often take for granted the treme

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Cowling Clean

A cowling, often referred to as an engine “hood” or “cover,” conceals an outboard marine engine and protects its internal powertrain and vital compone

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It’s Time

For those of us who enjoy being out on the water long before dawn, or beating the heat and fishing under the cover of darkness for snook, snapper and

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Bullet Proof

Boat builders are constantly on the hunt for a competitive edge. Whether it’s the most technologically advanced construction techniques or highest gra

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XTREME MAKEOVER

Whether you enjoy the satisfaction of working with your hands, getting things done the right way the first time, or you’re simply up for a serious cha

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Deck Brushes

Have you ever wondered what goes into producing the tackle, gear and accessories we use today? Anglers and boaters often take for granted the tremendo

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Devastating Discharge

Florida has more boats per capita than any other state. From skiffs, bay boats and center consoles to well-equipped offshore battlewagons and multi-mi

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Tackling Tough Stains

Taking care of your vessel, regardless of its overall length or price tag, is essential in maintaining the value as well as the aesthetically pleasing

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Dynamic Duo

Of all of the innovations introduced over the years, it is possible that two in particular stand out as the most useful pieces of shallow water fishin

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Bigger Isn’t Always Better

If the legendary image of The Old Man And The Sea piques your interest, then you’re not in the proverbial boat alone. However, mention big game sport

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Does Green Equal Clean?

These days, most eco-minded boaters are looking to green their boat cleaning routine by utilizing environmentally friendly cleaning products—and manuf

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Wrapped Up

The sluggish economy has you feeling blue and the boat dealer down the street is practically giving away 2009 leftovers, yet under no circumstances ca

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High & Dry

If you’re serious about protecting your favorite investment, it’s time you consider a boat lift. In doing so, the following overview will provide a ro

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Terror On The Highway

Whether you’re a novice angler or seasoned seaman you need to remember that corrosion doesn’t discriminate. Repeated immersion in saltwater, as well a

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Breathe

It was a steamy dawn along the mainland of Mexico as I boarded a rickety panga in hopes of battling the Pacific’s most powerful pelagics. We pushed th

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Propulsion 2010

Rumors of the latest iPod are a hit on the street, but it’s the latest innovation in marine propulsion systems that are the real talk of the town. Rea

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Mooring Whips

For those of you who keep your most prized possession docked behind your home, mooring whips are essential for keeping your vessel safe and sound. Wit

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Juice is Juice, Isn’t It?

When it comes to your boats onboard systems it’s no surprise that the vessel’s electrical power source is likely the least understood, and that

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Trouble-Free Trailering

Wheel bearings may be the single biggest source of anguish for trailer boaters. Trust me when I tell you, there is absolutely nothing like the shock o

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