Two ways you’ll know if your bilge pump system fails. One of them isn’t pretty. No matter how much we use our boats to fish and cruise there is one place where they spend lots of time: at the dock. A boat is four times more likely to sink at the dock than at sea.
Knowing how to properly use your boat’s livewell system can make a notable difference in your bait’s liveliness. In this FS Seminar, Reel Time Florida Sportsman host, Capt. George Gozdz, discusses tips and techniques about caring for your live bait and livewell systems.
Florida fishing boats require special attention to cooling systems. It’s easy to lose track of time during those long summer days on the water. It’s also easy to forget that grasses and stirred-up sediments may compromise your engine’s cooling system. On coastal water, salt water itself, over the long term, is a threat.
Chasing big fish in tight quarters? Rig a quick-release float to get off the anchor quick. While the finest braided lines, high-speed reels, situation-specific rods and marine electronics do a great job of putting us into position, getting out of a sticky situation is just as important.
Find your boat’s proper trim for best running attitude. Many things can affect the performance of your boat, but one that’s consistently underutilized is proper trim. Running at the right attitude will increase your speed, reduce your fuel consumption and greatly improve the comfort of your ride.
Reel Time Florida Sportsman host, Capt. George Gozdz, discusses tips on improving your boat’s fuel efficiency and performance. Using proper trim, limiting weight load, keeping your bottom clean, and many other things will keep gas money in your pocket and get the best performance out of your fishing machine.
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