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Lanyard ensures motor stops if you fall out

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Mercury Marine encourages all boaters to make safety their No. 1 concern as the weather warms and boats hit the water this summer. Mercury, the world leader in marine propulsion technology, recently collaborated with Capt. Mike Genoun, host of Florida Sport Fishing TV and editor-in-chief of Florida Sport Fishing Magazine, to create a video that promotes boating safety through the use of Mercury’s new and improved safety lanyard.  Read Full Story

Shakespeare Antennas Reach Higher Standards

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Developed for professionals and performance-conscious boaters, Shakespeare's Phase III antennas embody the ultimate in design, construction and function. With recent updates, the company's finest series becomes even better.  Read Full Story

MULL BLOG: The Curious BundeZe

Friday, April 17, 2015

We anglers always have something we need to keep neat in the boat, whether it’s a dock line, a cord for a nighttime fishing light, a two-piece rod, a Dreamweaver Spin Doctor twirling in the wind, a Lurk Diver banging against the diver rod—whatever. Bundezes are nifty little shock-cord “bundlers” that can help with all of the above and whole lot more.  Read Full Story

MULL BLOG KVD storage system keeps you organized

Monday, April 13, 2015

Organization is challenging for all anglers, especially the guys who use different artificial lures for gamefish. Seekers of bass, walleye and maybe especially salmon and steelhead have tons of stuff and must decide what to take with them on their boats. Big boat salmon and walleye trollers can take nearly the whole tackle barn, but those of us with smaller boats who pursue those species have to be more selective--and more organized. Here's a system that Kevin VanDam helped Plano develop. It should definitely work for salmon and walleye guys, too. –Dave Mull  Read Full Story

MULL BLOG Teen says boating safety course helped save lives

Friday, April 10, 2015

As an angler who, neck-deep in water, watched the 18-foot boat he was fishing on sink into 90-plus feet of water about 5 miles from the Lake Michigan shore, I'll pass on any good info about safety in this BLOG. This story shows why we shouldn't poo-poo boating safety courses. –Dave Mull  Read Full Story

MULL BLOG Davis Happy Troller is Classic Tech

Thursday, April 09, 2015

I remember trolling plates. They've been around at least since I started fishing Lake Michigan back in the late 1970s. They were always the thing that we forgot to raise before trying to get on plane and head in. Really makes you think something is wrong with the motor at first. We've used trolling bags on all the boats we've rigged for big water trolling in the past 20 years or so, but these plates have lots of merit. Here's an up-to-date offering from Davis Instruments. – Dave Mull  Read Full Story

Three Tips for Spring Boating from BoatUS

Monday, April 06, 2015

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Across America at boat launch ramps, the familiar growl of boat motors waking up from their long winter nap heralds the start of the boating season. But what makes boating, fishing or sailing this time of year different from all others? When it comes to safety, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has three tips to answer that question:  Read Full Story

MULL BLOG Torqeedo Good for Kayak Fishing?

Friday, April 03, 2015

I now have three Hobie kayaks, all with the Mirage Drive and as a member of the Hobie Fishing Team, am getting a tandem Outfitter to use in the upcoming season. I guess you could say I'm into this whole kayaking thing, and it appears I'm not alone, as you can read in this press release about an electric motor for kayaks. With Mirage Drive, the pedal-powered system that Hobie has, I've never felt the need for an electric motor, but I am considering getting one of these for a standard Hobie paddle-style kayak that my wife Kathy can use. She has some hip issues (even though she's not all that old!) and the Mirage Drive is uncomfortable for her. I think a Torqeedo electric motor with the right kayak could be just the ticket to let her enjoy being on the water.  Read Full Story

Joy Stick Gives Sense of Freedom to Disabled Boater

Thursday, April 02, 2015

FOND DU LAC, WI – For the past 41 years, Kerry Gruson of Miami, Florida has been wheelchair-bound, and while she has lost the ability to manipulate most of her body, the one thing she hasn't lost is her passion for the water.   Read Full Story

Top 10 Boat Names from BoatUS

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

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