Yamaha Welcomes 25 inch SHO 150 and 250 to the Family

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  Yamaha Welcomes 25 inch SHO 150 and 250 to the Family by Ted Lund   Yamaha Outboards, the world’s leader in reliable, clean and quiet four-stroke outboard power is welcoming two additions to its highly popular line of V Max SHO® engines with the new 150-hp and 250-hp X-shaft models. The SHO V Max […]

HAPPY TRAILS: TRAILERS, TIRES, AND LIGHTS

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  HAPPY TRAILS: TRAILERS, TIRES, AND LIGHTS   For most of us, our boats will spend most of their lives on the trailer. Unfortunately, boat trailers tend to be one of those out-of-sight, out-of-mind things that don’t receive the attention they deserve until something breaks in the middle of nowhere. Not to worry; we’re here […]

Fish Crabs for Blackfish

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  Fish Crabs for Blackfish   It takes a tough fish to make its living eating critters encased in hard shells, but the pugnacious blackfish fits the bill.  Blackfish are also known as tautog or tog, shortened versions of the name given to them hundreds of years ago by the Narragansett Indians who called the […]

REPOWERING WITH NEWER OUTBOARDS OFTEN IMPROVES SPEED AND EFFICIENCY

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  REPOWERING WITH NEWER OUTBOARDS OFTEN IMPROVES SPEED AND EFFICIENCY   There are a lot of benefits to repowering your boat, and the benefits are greater with the arrival of new-generation outboards. Take, for example, a Grady-White® 330 Express. Let’s say you purchased one a few years ago with a pair of 3.3-liter Yamaha F250s. […]

Big Flutter Spoons Offer New Choices for Deep Winter Bass

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  Big Flutter Spoons Offer New Choices for Deep Winter Bass Yamaha Pro Kelly Jordon Hops Spoons Slowly Just Above The Bottom If you caught 15 bass, each weighing between four and six pounds, on the first 15 casts you ever made with a new lure, wouldn’t that lure become one of your all-time favorites? […]

MANNERS FOR MARINERS

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  MANNERS FOR MARINERS   Play Well with Others The boating lifestyle has its own set of official rules that we’ve covered in previous editions of the Boater’s Log series. In addition to the governmental mandates, a big part of being a safe, responsible boater is becoming familiar with the fundamentals of nautical courtesies. We’re […]

FAMILY AFFAIR: TOURNAMENT FISHING ISN’T JUST FOR MEN

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  FAMILY AFFAIR: TOURNAMENT FISHING ISN’T JUST FOR MEN   A good friend who loves fishing, but doesn’t have a competitive bone in his body, is fond of telling me “tournaments just aren’t for everyone.” And while I agree, the reason some anglers love them and others avoid them has little to do with age […]

Yamaha Midrange Family

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  Yamaha Midrange Family by Capt. Ted Lund   Spring will be here before you know it, and the Yamaha mid-range of reliable four-stroke power is ready to help get your family and friends on the water. From the diminutive F25 to the powerhouse F90, Yamaha’s midrange motors offer the perfect horsepower in 2-, 3- […]