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Tim Romano

  • Boats

    Consider an ‘extras’ box for your boat.

    What do I mean by extras? Well, just that. Little things you or your boating/fishing partner might forget. Items that would really bum you out if you forgot em... like your sunglasses, or a rain jacket. Things that might not completely ruin your day, but would make the day a touch more difficult or uncomfortable.…

  • Boats

    Using hand signals to communicate on the river

    If you boat and fish long enough, at some point you'll run into an emergency situation on the river. Most of the time you can't hear very well due to thousands of cubic feet of water rushing by and many times you'll be separated by large distances or dangerous obstacles. That's why knowing at least…

  • Boats

    Quick tip: How to rehab an old rusty trailer

    One of the trailers was already prepped and ready to go while the other one was dirty and had surface rust covering most of it. We remove the wheels, I then hit the rusty one with a sander

    This tip came to me from newly found friend Cody Richardson. You may know Cody from his incredibly creative use of license plates to make customized fish art. Apparently he's a bit of a boat head too, and definitely knows his way around a shop. This past weekend, he made use of some fancy Sherwin-Williams…

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    Slideshow: An homage to fall

    Admit it, fall boating is better. I mean, yeah... the rivers are low but that's about the only negative I can think of. The fishing can be obscenely good, the raft hatch is starting to thin out, and you get to sleep in just a bit longer than usual. There's steelhead and salmon to catch.…

  • Boats

    Check out the world’s most amazing dory

    A few weeks ago I missed the annual Wooden Boat Float on the Colorado river due to "old man back." It was a bummer in many respects, as I had been looking forward to the event for many months and hoped to bring you all some stories and pictures. My friend Andy Toohey (creator of…

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    How to store your boat outside in the winter

    Even with the frame, you should always pitch a high point in the center of the boat to promote drainage off the tarp from rain and melting springtime snow. Poking a hole in the center of the low point of the tarp will allow the snow melt to escape. (Do not follow this last suggestion if your boat is not self bailing)

    It’s about this time of year when I start thinking about where and how I’m going to store my boat(s) for the winter. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve still got some stuff planned, but winter can come literally any day now in my neck of the woods and seeing as climate controlled storage space is…

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    How to use your oars

    Learning new rowing skills is key to helping boaters grow and become more adept on the water

    I know… the title of this post seems silly. One would think it's pretty straight forward, and it is. Until, you start learning new specialized techniques and pushing yourself into more difficult whitewater situations. Or maybe you're are just starting out rowing. It's always nice to have some basic information to rely on. While we…