Boating Lifestyle (Page 2)

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September Boat Shows

Did you miss the last boat shows? Or better yet, did you recently attend one and decide you’re ready for another? We’ve got good news. There’s enough time to scope out events near your area for September, a solid month for boating shows and festivals. Florida Marine Flea Market and Seafood Festival When: September 12-13, 2015 Where: West Palm Beach, FL Admission Fee: Adults $10. Children under 12 are free. Event Type: Boat Show, Festival, Fishing Show South Florida Fall Boat Show When: September [...]

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Catch & Release 101

Catch and release is intended an as act of conservation. A practice of recreational fishing, caught fish are unhooked and returned to the water. However good the intention though, a mishandled fish can easily die of exhaustion or injury. A great deal of time has been spent on the refinement of techniques, awareness, and instruments that will allow fish to survive this recreational sport. This work also led to the creation of the UN FAO Technical Guideline for Recreational [...]

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Lake Placid, Florida

Tucked away in Highlands County, in the Southern part of Florida known as “The Ridge” of the Sunshine State, is Lake Placid. Not to be confused with New York’s Lake Placid, this Florida town nicknamed after the myriad of murals painted on buildings across town. If you are looking for a destination to visit this summer before fall sets in, this freshwater destination in Florida is definitely one to consider given its cozy nature and perfect summer charm. Lake [...]

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Onboard With The HERO4 Black

Technology is making it possible for the regular outdoor enthusiast to take impressive shots. As a personal camera, it’s definitely a noteworthy newcomer, but as a outdoor gadget, this is a ‘must have’ on your list of things. Here’s why: The GoPro’s equipment has made it possible to take pictures in the most extraordinarily captivating moments of outdoor and athletic life. With their newest sensation out in the market, the HERO4 Black is has taken personal cameras and amateur photography to [...]

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So You Want to Buy a Boat Cover…

Regardless of where you’ll be storing your vessel during off season, you’ll want to get yourself a quality boat cover to protect it from the weather, debris, and dust. In addition, it makes it harder for anyone trying to access the boat that shouldn’t be there. Sounds pretty simple, right? Well, that’s what most think until they realize they have a lot of options. So, before you head out to make that purchase, here are some things you’ll want to [...]

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How to Launch any boat correctly

Though an extremely fun sport and hobby, boating requires a great deal of preparation and safety. The more you know the better each experience will be. There is a correct way to launch any boat, here are some things to consider when launching: 1. Prepare the boat: It’s important and widely advised to prepare the boat as much as possible while it is on the trailer. What are some of the things we mean? Have the following things on a [...]

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The Importance of the Logbook

Logbooks have been around since the beginning of time. Originally used for navigation by sailors, years proved that they were an essential part of the boating experience. Nowadays, boat owners and their crews are quite clear on the importance of observation and note taking when out on the water. Though many stick to blank books to fill in their information, it’s quite usual to guide yourself with an app or book that has specific sections to fill out. Simply [...]

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Onboard Kitchen Gadgets

Sometime after you purchased your boat, you came to the realization that you had to equip a kitchen once again. It’s a whole new world out there and you want to be prepared for all entertaining and food prep situations. It’s important that you know some of the kitchen tricks that will be handy once you’re out there, here are just a few: Hanging Baskets & Mesh Hammocks: Given the limited space that owners have to deal with, a hanging [...]

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Lobster Mini Season 2015

One of the most highly anticipated seasons of the year for boaters and divers kicks off on July 29th-July 30th this year. Beginning at 12:01 am on Wednesday and ending at 12:00 midnight on Thursday, the coastal areas of Florida will become flooded with lobster hunting enthusiasts trying to get their hands on the elusive Florida Spiny Lobster. These highly sought after lobster are rich and sweet in taste, with a soft texture. This offers the opportunity for recreational [...]

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Antique and Classic Boat Show Weekend in NY

Originating in the 70s, the Skaneateles Boat Show for antique and vintage boats has continued to grow in popularity and participation. True to tradition, the event will be held for the 21st consecutive year in Skaneateles, in Clift Park this July, from the 24th - 26th. On the north shore of the lake, its location is convenient for spectators and participants alike near the town center’s shops and restaurants. Exhibitors of the show have reached over ninety in recent years, [...]

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