Technology

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Black Friday. 4 tips to shop like a Captain

At Boatrax we are all about safety. And Black Friday shopping can be mayhem! That’s why we want to make sure you survive the madness AND get the best out of available deals. Read our four tips for safe shopping on Black Friday and check out our suggestion of retailers you should keep your eye on if you are truly passionate about the boating lifestyle. Captain, do you know how to make sure you get the most out of discount rate [...]

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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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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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Choose a Fishfinder/Chartplotter

Since 1957, recreational sonar technology has been available to avid boaters and fishermen. A standard fishfinder is a sounder or recreational sonar that provides anglers with the ability to locate and target open-water fish. This view of underwater specifics allow the crews to understand depth contours, bottom composition, and structure location. Nowadays, a modern sounder or fishfinder displays measurements of reflected sound on a graphical chart allowing crews to identify: schools of fish underwater debris bottom of body of water Some popular models: Elite-9x CHIRP: [...]

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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 [...]

Compass

About your Boat: The Compass

Despite advancements in technology and all the luxurious gadgets available out there, one of the most valuable and indispensable things on a boat remains to be the compass. Generally determined by the sighting of landmarks, geographical positioning was quite limiting prior to the invention of the compass. Though there are early references to directional devices throughout history, it is not clear. An early method was the use of cordierite or a birefringent crystal on cloudy days permitting the Vikings to [...]

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