Archives for June 2010

Oil Rig Fishing

Bending a fishing rod We all gathered up at the dock above the Highway 90 bridge and launched the boat. Mark owned the 24' SeaCraft and Thomas and I worked with him. We had planned this escapade on the hope of good weather and no emergency calls … [Read more...]

Golf Cart Rear Seat Trailer Hitch Installation

Kawasaki Mule Towing Sailboat I had a Kawasaki Mule 550 with a trailer hitch for ten years, and found it very useful for moving small boats and utility trailers around, and even launching and retrieving lightweight craft such as jetskis or our … [Read more...]

Hibiscus Cup Small Boat Regatta 2010: Charlotte Harbor Sailing Races

Sunfish, Precision 15, and Flying Scot class races Hibiscus Cup Small Sailboat Regatta Fleet There is nothing like the feeling of a small sailboat. Whether you're nursing a little speed out in light air or hanging on for dear life in … [Read more...]

I Know You’re Out There

Must be redfish around those pilings... The water had that look. I don't know how to describe it but I knew there was a fish among the pilings of the pier. It just had that LOOK. Some of you fishermen know what I mean. At that moment, with … [Read more...]

Selecting A Handheld GPS Chartplotter

We chose the Garmin Oregon 400C handheld GPS/Chartplotter. Its touchscreen technology allows it to have a bigger screen in a smaller, lighter unit, and the touch controls are intuitive and easy to use. Shop for handheld GPS units I … [Read more...]

Multi 23 Sport Racing Trimaran Review

The Multi 23 trimaran reaching under mainsail and "screacher" in light winds. A sailboat for families with a serious need for speed In 2009, my friend Don bought his new Multi 23 trimaran. I had heard of the French-designed and Chinese-built … [Read more...]