Author Archives: SavvyBoater

Knots Every Boater Should Know

January 28th, 2015 | Posted by SavvyBoater in Everything Boating & Fishing - (Comments Off on Knots Every Boater Should Know)

Learning about boating can be a bit overwhelming because of just how much information is out there, but of all the tips and tricks to learn, knowing how to tie a few simple knots should be at the top of your priority list. To make it easy, we have compiled some diverse knots that (if you can remember) …
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Duck Hunting with a Pond Deicer

December 19th, 2014 | Posted by SavvyBoater in Deicer & Ice Eater Units - (Comments Off on Duck Hunting with a Pond Deicer)

Encourage ducks to stick around through the freeze. As avid waterfowl hunters know, a successful hunting season greatly depends on the weather: If fall weather stays warm, the birds will take their time heading south. But if the temperatures cool quickly and ice forms over lakes and ponds the season will reach an abrupt end. …
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Trailering My Boat: From Humiliation to Happy Launches

February 28th, 2014 | Posted by SavvyBoater in Trailering - (Comments Off on Trailering My Boat: From Humiliation to Happy Launches)

You should see me launch a boat. My goodness. It used to be a fiasco. Men would flock to my aid from nearby boats, cars, and docks. Yes, I was that bad. First off, I backed the Jeep too far into the lake. The exhaust pipe was percolating the water. I then waded around the …
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AnchorLift: An Anchor Puller Does the Work for You

February 19th, 2014 | Posted by SavvyBoater in Docking & Anchoring - (Comments Off on AnchorLift: An Anchor Puller Does the Work for You)

I’m breaking a sweat. It’s hot out, I’m anxious to get underway, and I’m hauling up my anchor, hand-over-hand, one grueling foot at a time. The rope is accumulating in snarls at my feet, my back is killing me, and one slip of my grip and the anchor is heading back to the bottom, with …
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Savvy Boater of the Month: Jennie Logsdon Martin of Ifish.net

October 30th, 2013 | Posted by SavvyBoater in Savvy Boater of the Quarter - (Comments Off on Savvy Boater of the Month: Jennie Logsdon Martin of Ifish.net)

Fishing may be a solo activity for you, but a community of those who also love fishing is a click away. SavvyBoater has been keeping an eye on one fishing forum that has tons of personality because of the woman who started it. Jennie Logsdon Martin fishes and blogs prolifically on the thriving Ifish.net forum/website. …
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