Whether you’re into fishing, waterskiing, or wilderness canoeing, it’s smart (and sometimes required by law) to have an anchor on board your watercraft. There are many reasons you may need to anchor the boat, SAFETY in wind and rough water being the most important! Boat anchors come in a variety of designs, and there are pros and cons to each. This Anchor Types chart will help you add up which is the right choice for your kind of boat and boating!
Finding fish in extreme shallows is made a lot easier with a kayak, canoe or jon boat that can almost float in fresh dew, but what about those months when the fish are deep offshore? To be versatile year 'round, your paddle-craft or other flyweight boat needs some electronics to search out the depths.
Some boat and motor packages are just not happy combinations. They're slow out of the hole, slow on top end and suck up fuel like there's no tomorrow. They porpoise, they chine walk and they're tough to steer. While there's no universal solution for every combination, one device that helps many problem boats is known generally as the "hydro-foil". These foils or horizontal fins, which clamp or bolt to the cavitation plate of outboard or sterndrive, increase the size and improve the attack angle of this plate as the boat moves through the water.
Onboard boat battery chargers eliminate the issues of digging down into the bilge with a flashlight trying to hook up your deep-cycle batteries for an overnight charge so that you can get full power out of your trolling motor in the morning. Once the charger is installed, you simply plug in one heavy-duty connection and you ca
Trim tabs can cure performance problems in many boats that are overweight or underpowered, and can also help boats that are ideally packaged to better performance and greater comfort in many conditions.
So many walleye fishing presentations rely on boat control to position the boat over the rig
Standing long hours on carpet-covered plywood can take its toll on the body, especially in choppy water. When renovating my casting deck a decade ago, I removed the seat base; so using a chair or pedestal aren't options.