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Picking the Right Wahoo Fishing Tackle for Your Charter
Wahoo is a fish prized by sports fishermen found in tropical and semi-tropical waters. As a fast fish that puts up a good fight once caught on the line, Wahoo can grow as large as 50 pounds and are found just a short distance from land. The season that’s best for catching Wahoo runs from summer through fall in the waters around the Hawaiian islands. However, on the other side of the Western Hemisphere in the Bahamas, ideal Wahoo fishing occurs...
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How to Rig a Fishing Outrigger to Your Center Console Boat
While there are many types of fishing boats on the market, center consoles are some of the most common. Center console boats feature a steering station in the middle of the vessel, with open space and sometimes seating surrounding it. These boats are popular due to their 360-degree access to the water, increased visibility, stability, and more – and all of these benefits make them a particularly great option for fishing enthusiasts.  However, ...
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Why Are Boat Steering Wheels on the Right Side?
If you’re like most people who are just beginning their adventure with recreational boating, you may be wondering why steering wheels on boats in North America aren’t placed on the left side. After all, cars, buses, and other road vehicles have steering wheels on the left side, so it only makes sense that boats should, too.
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Where to Mount Rod Holders on a Boat
Every fisherman knows that it isn't always possible to keep their hands on their rod at all times—after all, boats need to be steered, hooks need to be baited, and sandwiches need to be eaten. If you're like most fishermen, you already know that the moment you set your rod down to attend to something else is when the fish are most likely to bite.
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Where to Mount Boat Cleats
Otherwise referred to as mooring clears, boat cleats are fixtures that are used to secure vessels to docks. Ideally, cleats should be sturdy, resistant to corrosion, and securely positioned on areas of the boat that offer optimal functionality.
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What Supplies Do I Need for My New Boat?
Few things are more exciting than buying a new boat – except for taking it out on the water for a fishing trip for the first time. However, if you want to have the best possible experience, it's important that your new boat is properly outfitted before heading out.
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What Should You Do Before Fueling Your Boat?
Few things are more exciting than heading out on your boat for a day on the water. However, you’ll need to ensure your vessel has enough fuel for your entire trip. Refueling a boat is a relatively simple process – it’s similar to putting gas in your personal vehicle.
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What Is Marine-Grade Stainless Steel?
If you’re like most people who are just beginning their adventures with boating, there are probably plenty of maritime words and phrases you’re unfamiliar with. Don’t worry – this is perfectly normal, so don’t be afraid to ask questions of experienced boaters or seek information from a trusted online source.
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Stainless-Steel Boat Cleats vs. Brass Boat Cleats: Which Are Best?
A boat cleat is an essential piece of marine hardware that is called upon to do an important job. Without it, you wouldn’t be able to secure your vessel to a dock or mooring. However, many boat owners fail to pay attention to the condition or quality of their cleats until something goes wrong.
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Removing and Replacing a Boat Steering Wheel
Many boating enthusiasts pay little attention to their steering wheels until it’s time to replace them with a newer model. There are many reasons why a boat owner might want to upgrade their steering wheel, but the most common is damage from corr
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How to Tie a Boat to a Cleat
As a boat owner, one of the last things you want to worry about is the possibility of your boat coming loose from the dock and drifting away. Not only does this pose a significant safety hazard for those on nearby vessels, but there's also a chance that you will be held liable for any damage to other boats or the dock itself.
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How to Install Stainless-Steel Rod Holders on Fiberglass Boats
If you're like most fishermen, you've got a story or two to tell about the big fish that got away. This often occurs when you have to put your rod down to operate the boat, eat lunch or dinner, or otherwise do something that requires the use of your hands. Installing rod holders on your vessel provides an excellent way to keep the big fish from slipping away. Here's what you need to know:
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