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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.
  • 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:
  • How to Install DIY Fishing Rod Holders on Your Boat

    Fishing rod holders provide a multitude of advantages. Whether you're fishing alone or with friends or family, having a boat that's properly equipped with good rod holders gives you added versatility and convenience. Not only do these devices free up your hands to steer the vessel, but they also allow you to run multiple lines at once. And of course, with more lines in the water comes more opportunities for reeling in a big one. As an added bonus, rod holders can also serve as cocktail, coffee, or soft drink holders to keep beverages from spilling all over the deck while you're fishing.

    Many fishermen, regardless of their experience levels, agree that rod holders provide a better overall fishing experience. However, before you add these useful devices to your boat, it's essential to choose the right rod holder for your vessel and to follow best practices during the installation process.

    Below, we’re sharing our tips for installing DIY fishing rod holders on your boat. Let’s take a look!

  • GemLux Wins 2020 Innovation Award for Fishing Equipment, Gear, and Tackle

    Each year, the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show recognizes new, groundbreaking products in the marine industry with their Innovation Award. This year, the judges evaluated 71 products across 21 categories, ultimately selecting 18 winners. The GemLux team is excited to announce that our Coastal Base System won the 2020 Innovation Award in the Fishing Equipment, Gear, and Tackle category. After almost 60 years in the industry, we are proud to continue to be recognized as one of the most cutting-edge marine hardware companies.
  • Five Boat Shade Ideas to Keep You and Your Crew Cool This Summer

    Summer is almost here, and for many of you, that means endless opportunities to enjoy time on the water – from fishing in the lake or ocean to simply lounging on your boat with friends and family. No matter your ideal summer activity, few things spoil outdoor fun faster than uncomfortable heat and sunburns. Fortunately, with all of the attractive and functional boat shade solutions available, you and your crew don’t have to suffer under the beating sun.

    Below, we’ll discuss five boat shade canopy ideas to get you started on your quest for comfort and safety, so you and your passengers can get the most out of your time on the water this summer.

  • Everything You Need to Know About Outriggers for Fishing Boats

    Deep-sea fishing offers many rewards – you get to enjoy time in an environment brimming with natural beauty, and you might just bring home some flavorful fare for the family table. However, some fishermen seem to catch more than others, and while it’s tempting to put this down to luck, that’s not quite the case. While the law of averages does kick in from time to time, allowing even the most novice anglers to have successful fishing trips now and then, those who experience consistent good fortune hedge their bets in a variety of ways. They may know where the fish are running at certain times, what type of bait is best, and which boat accessories are most likely to make a difference.

    Fishing outriggers are one valuable accessory that successful sports fishermen depend on. Below, we’re breaking down everything you need to know about boat outriggers and how to use them.

  • How to Use a Camera While Boating

    What’s better than a day spent out on the water? Nothing – that’s what. And whether you’re reeling in your next big catch or simply catching some rays with friends, documenting your adventures is always a good idea.

    However, taking pictures and recording videos isn’t always convenient when you’re busy casting your line or finding the best spot to anchor. Fortunately, you don't have to miss out on capturing memorable moments while out on the water when you invest in a camera mount for boats.

  • A Step-by-Step Guide to Mounting a Boat Flag Pole

    There’s something about a flag waving proudly from a vessel on the water that looks classy and dignified. If you’re like many recreational boaters, you probably love the idea of flying your favorite flag on your vessel to show pride for your country, state, or school.
  • How to Clean Stainless-Steel Boat Accessories and Parts

    If you've recently purchased your first boat, you're undoubtedly experiencing a combination of happiness and apprehension. While a boat is an exciting new purchase, the idea of maintaining it properly can be overwhelming – especially when it comes to keeping your stainless-steel parts looking brand-new. Fortunately, preserving the luster and cleanliness of your boat’s metal parts is quite simple as long as you have the right products and knowledge.

    Let’s take a look at how to clean stainless-steel boat parts.