Boating

Boating How-To

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The Heart of the System

Keep your electronics going strong. Modern marine electronics (engines, too!) are sensitive to a voltage drop and frequently go offline or sound an alarm with even a small reduction in input voltage.

Boating Gear

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Trailer Smarter: Check Those Codes!

When it comes to trailering your boat, besides keeping your trailer in tip-top shape, keeping the vehicle you tow with up-to-spec is just as crucial. If you are throwing a check engine light (CEL), the odds are you’re losing precious towing power and eating up unnecessary dollars at the gas pump.


Flats Boats

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Hewes Redfisher 18

Maverick Boat Company, manufacturer of Hewes Light Tackle Boats, has redesigned their versatile, mid-sized skiff. For decades this boat has been a favorite of backcountry anglers and many Keys guides have made their living out of one. Famous for its speed, range and ride, the Redfisher 18 now boasts even more features.

Bay Boats

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Barracuda Boatworks Cuda 27

A deep-vee bow entry, and corresponding strakes and reverse chines, make possible Barracuda Boatworks’ Cuda 27 sharp maneuvering, hull lift and spray deflection, says Barracuda’s Dustin Bates.

Center Consoles

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Everglades 295CC

The Everglades 295cc is aptly described as a family-friendly fishing boat. This high-performance, well-equipped fishing boat is extremely comfortable with captain’s-chair style seating not only behind the helm but on the forward seating as well.

Express / Cuddy

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Luhrs 35 Convertible

The LUHRS 35 Convertible has features for open-ocean fishermen, overnight cruisers, and boaters in between. For the fishermen, the 88-square-foot, self-bailing cockpit has a 30-gallon livewell, bait preparation center and sink [...]

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Dream Boats

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FS Dreamboat Contest Winner Heads to Costa Rica

Capt. Charlie Phillips, winner of the Fishing NoSara Prize Package given away as top prize for the Florida Sportsman Dreamboat Contest earlier this year, returns from his fishing vacation this week.