Boating

Boating How-To

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DIY Cooler Slide

For years, I struggled every time I wanted to open the lid on the big cooler under my bayboat’s leaning post. The cooler serves as a fish box and the top of it sits only a few inches below the seat support. It was impossible to lift the lid more than a few inches and difficult at best to slide the cooler far enough out to be able to open it, especially if the box was filled with enough ice to chill a catch.

Boating Gear

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Accon Quick Release Hinges

Bimini tops are a great addition to a boat, but they’re not always easy to install and remove. Accon Marine’s Quick Release Hinges provide boat owners with a hassle-free way to connect and detach this accessory.


Flats Boats

Ankona Cayenne 17

Ankona Cayenne 17

If you want the super shallow water access of a technical poling skiff but need the ability to cross a large expanse of open water, this hull design incorporates a V entry and higher freeboard for a comfortable ride.

Bay Boats

Sea Born SX22

Sea Born LX22

Having an offshore fishing boat doesn’t mean you have to compromise on family features. At the bow are twin-padded lounges that allow you to face forward while underway. Remove the cushions and backrest and the long insulated compartments below the seating become fish boxes.

Center Consoles

World Cat 32CC Running

World Cat 320CC

Few boats are capable of combining extreme passenger comfort with tournament winning fishablity, this is one that does. Anglers will appreciate a leaner rigging station with built-in tackle storage, live baitwell and in-deck insulated fish boxes

Express / Cuddy

The double step on the hull bottom enhances the boats performance and the bow mounted thruster makes docking a breeze.

EdgeWater 368CC

To refer to this boat as a center console is a bit of a stretch, but you can indeed fish 360 degrees around the helm. The console cabin sets it apart from most other boats in this class. Luxurious overnight accommodations, including a stand-up head, would allow a couple to take this boat on an extended outing without the need of a full service marina.

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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.