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Barker 40 HPC Fishability Test…

Four 450Rs offer a 600-mile-plus range: more with optional auxiliary 100-gallon tank. (Courtesy Barker Boatworks/) Overview When Barker made the jump from a 26-foot monohull to a 40-foot cat for its latest model, the builder envisioned an offshore fishing machine that left nothing to be desired. The 40 HPC, a ...

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7 Lures for Schoolie Stripers…

When targeting schoolie or “slot-size” stripers, downsize your tackle and baits. Since you’ll be doing plenty of catching and releasing, consider switching out trebles for inline single hooks and crimping down your barbs. Schoolie stripers can’t help but attack a small, paddle-tail plastic like the Z-Man PaddlerZ. This type of ...

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Raymarine’s Yachtsense Offers Total Yacht Control…

Raymarine’s YachtSense offers adjustable levels of onboard digital control and automation. (Courtesy Raymarine/) Mea Culpa: I snaked my best friend’s spot in line to buy a Nest thermostat when the devices became available in late 2011. While a few nice bottles of wine were required to smooth over this trespass, ...

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Boatbuilders Embrace Mercury’s New Outboards…

The Formula 500 Super Sport Crossover became the flagship model in the builder’s line earlier this year. (Courtesy Formula Boats/) Scott Smith, the marketing manager at Formula Boats, was among the first to get a taste of the on-water action. Back in February, as Mercury Marine was preparing to unveil ...

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