Dealing with a No-Start Boat Engine

I’m not a trained marine mechanic, but I’ve been a boater all my adult life and have spent more time in less than perfectly maintained boats than ones that are checked and spit-polished by...

EPA Mandates More Booze-Fuel

A perfect example of an out of control government bureaucracy is the Environmental Protection Agency when it comes to fuel ethanol. A tangled web of politics, environmentalism and federal bungling teamed together to create...

What Floats the Boats?

We all know what “floats our boats.” It’s America’s waters, from tiny farm ponds and skinny water streams to lakes as large as Lake Superior and mighty rivers such as the Mississippi. The boats...

Are Pontoon’s Perfect?

Some of the most fun times I’ve had afloat have been on pontoon boats. They are the perfect family boating option for many, the perfect party barge for other groups and I’ve pulled lots...

Boat Sales to Surge

The National Marine Manufacturers Association, representing the nation's recreational boat, engine and marine accessory manufacturers, announced it expects sales of new powerboats to increase between six and seven percent this year. They expect new...
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Tony Goff on Boat Ramp Etiquette

From our Facebook Live interview at the Ford Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show: we talk to Tony Goff from Red Dirt Bait Company about how not to be "That Guy (or gal)" at...

Common Sense Fall Boating

I’m not an advocate of the government passing laws to make a legal mandate out of what should be common sense. There’s no law against hitting your thumb with a hammer, though common sense...
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Wear that darn PFD!!!

When it comes to government regulations, I’m solidly on the Libertarian side of the political spectrum most of the time. Sure there are some very good regulations and there are regulations only a bureaucrat...
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Plan “B” For Winterizing Boat Fuel

Every year at this time almost every outdoor magazine runs a story about how to winterize your boat and boat engine. That’s for good reason because there’s nothing more frustrating when spring arrives after...

The Goods on Ground Tackle

Fishermen often regard the anchor on their boat as either a vital part of the equipment or a chunk of metal used as much for ballast as a fishing tool. If you use your anchor...

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Now Is The Time For Morels!

It’s on. A few weeks back our fickle Indiana weather had me wondering. When I penned last week’s column I thought our morel season...