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TRIM TABS: DO THEY HELP?

As a young marine mechanic, I worked with an old salt who swore a good hull doesn’t need trim tabs. He was probably right about some hulls, but generally, adding trim tabs can make a good hull perform even better. Tabs give the skipper much more control as well as the ability to create dramatic changes to ride attitude.

Sometimes A Long Run Is Just Wasting Gas

You have been wasting gas almost every time you leave the dock. You’ve been doing it for almost as long as you’ve had a boat. It’s not your fault; it’s been ingrained in you by years of habit. As long as you’ve had that boat, you’ve cracked the throttles wide as soon as you’ve cleared the no-wake zone.

Speakin Englis- A fishing trip with Capt. E

As a former charter captain and guide service owner, I found a huge importance in trying to target corporate business to bring in businesses and have them offer incentive programs for employees that would include guided fishing trips. Most businesses have a budget for employee incentives, and it can be awarded as a prize in a sales contest or just a thank you to a group of special employees that may need a little “Reelaxation.”

Tips for Muffling Drag Anchors

Drag anchors has gone high-tech, with hydraulic anchoring systems that put the push button into anchoring and take out the heavy lifting of anchors.

Boat Towing Tips

Boat Towing Tips: brakes, frame, suspension, wheels, tires & moving out.

Diesel Power

The history and evolution of the diesel motor.

Making Your Time Count

Some of the best times in my life—other than the births of my children, wedding, vacations, etc.—have one common denominator: I was floating in a boat or hunting.

Boat Reviews

Sealander II Deck Boat

The SeaLander II is a pontoon type deck on an air boat type hull. The result is a fishing/party boat …

Piranha F2000 Boat Review

Piranha Boatworks of Sanford, Fla. has designed the ultimate fishing platform with its F2000 Flats/Bay boat. Drafting 6 to 8 inches, with a maximum of 150 hp, this sleek hull can get you to and from your favorite fishing grounds in short order. It offers all that Piranha Boatworks is famous for, a large forward casting deck, plenty of storage fore and aft and 6 under-gunnel rod holders.

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