Holiday Gifts for River Rats
Because you’re here reading this, you’re more than likely into fishing… and boats. Probably both! This guide to last-minute gift ideas was compiled by TU’s resident filmmaker and boat driver Josh Duplechian and our at-large photographer/oarsman Tim Romano. While it’s short on fishing gear, it’s long on accessories that make any boat lover happy. Costa…
Boats: How to Troubleshoot Simple Trailer Light Problems
Face it—if you own a trailer long enough, you’ll have some issues with the lights. The longer you own the trailer, the more problems seem to pop up. Just yesterday while hooking up one of my boats, none of the lights decided they wanted to work. No brakes, no blinker… nothing was working. This very…
Do you lend your boat to friends?
This was a multi-day affair and a bachelor party at that, so I should have known better, but I stupidly let my boat go. Luckily for them the carnage happened after they had taken off.
"Can I borrow your boat?"It's a question those of us who own our own watercraft have probably all heard. Loaning boats to friends is a topic as old as time and one on which everyone seems to have an opinion. I personally don't do it anymore, save a very precious few people I trust. I've…
A Drift Boat Made Entirely Of Bamboo
Anyone remember the most over the top drift boat ever built? The one based off of Jason Canjune's 17' Kingfisher plans. The one with elk antler anchor arms, cup holders and Mahogany pulley wheels? Well, apparently people take those plans to extremes and really like that design as I've come across another home build of…
Boat books: Boats and Boating in the Adirondacks
The Adirondacks hold a special place in my heart. For both the incredible memories I've made there over the years and the quirky, deeply ingrained boat culture and how it's evolved over the last few hundred years. Boats and Boating in the Adirondacks by author Hallie Bond brought me back every time I opened it.…
TU tested: Six items every floating angler should consider
Snagged from a list of 25 items in the Fall 2021 Issue of TROUT Magazine - for better or worse, reviewed by yours truly. BOTE – HD Aero 11’6”Classic Teak SUP$999; www.boteboard.com Like the idea of owning a boat that everyone can use, has fishing features like a tackle rack, cooler seat, removable paddle sheath,…
Surfboating: The coolest, craziest boat sport few have heard about
surf the waves back in to the beach. First one to touch sand wins. It looks both gnarly and super fun if you're a whitewater enthusiast.
Never heard of Surfboating? Neither had I until a few days ago. After going down a deep dark rabbit hole of boating on the internet as I often do, I found a few entries on the madness. I dove in and did a search that yielded info on what is a long and storied history…