Author Archives: Kyla

Why a Trolling Plate? You Can’t Catch a Fish if a Fish Can’t Catch You

May 29th, 2014 | Posted by Kyla in Fishing - (Comments Off on Why a Trolling Plate? You Can’t Catch a Fish if a Fish Can’t Catch You)

So there you are, trolling along, angling to catch the fish of day. You’re located in the perfect spot, you’ve got the perfect bait, and it’s the perfect time of day. Sigh. Why aren’t the fish biting? Well, here’s the thing: You can’t catch a fish if the fish can’t catch your bait. Which means …
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Bimini Bling: Bimini Top Accessories

May 20th, 2014 | Posted by Kyla in Bimini Tops | Pontoon Bimini Tops - (Comments Off on Bimini Bling: Bimini Top Accessories)

I love to accessorize. My cruiser bike has a basket and a bell. There is a blue tooth in my car and a GPS in my golf cart. So when it comes to my boat, I bring out the bling with cup holders, a special ramp for the dog, and a bimini top to protect …
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Stainless Steel Props: Why Steel Beats Aluminum

May 14th, 2014 | Posted by Kyla in Boat Propellers - (Comments Off on Stainless Steel Props: Why Steel Beats Aluminum)

I have to admit I’ve had a few unhappy incidents with boat propellers. (In my defense, silt can be very tricky, quietly laying in wait for unsuspecting boaters.) Fortunately, a little ding here and there isn’t catastrophic to the life of a prop. This is why I chose a prop with strength and durability on …
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Pitch Perfect: Selecting the Right Boat Propeller Pitch

May 14th, 2014 | Posted by Kyla in Boat Propellers - (Comments Off on Pitch Perfect: Selecting the Right Boat Propeller Pitch)

The pitch of your propeller determines how fast your boat busts out of the hole; it also affects how fast you accelerate. But the same pitch does not do both. Determining the best pitch for your boat’s purpose is like fine-tuning your recipe for homemade barbecue sauce: too spicy and it will blow your eyeballs …
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Bimini Top Fabric Choices

April 22nd, 2014 | Posted by Kyla in Bimini Tops - (Comments Off on Bimini Top Fabric Choices)

There is more to choosing the right bimini top than width, length and height. Once you’ve measured your boat and considered the height clearance you want, you will have to choose the best fabric – based upon your boat’s use, storage and climate. Key characteristics to consider include: Water Resistance: Various fabric treatments offer varying …
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