” Unbelievable footage taken from beneath a speeding boat in the Atlantic shows what getting attacked by a massive shark might be like.
Thrill seekers off the Maryland coast trailed bait behind their sportsfishing boat and filmed the results with a high definition GoPro camera when a massive mako shark came looking for lunch.
Crewman of the Pumpin’ Hard filmed near Ocean City in July. Now the squirm-inducing YouTube video has rack up an impressive 1.5 million views.”
While we have caught many of the predators we’ve never been in the water with them and this video just re-enforces the wisdom of that practice . There is something very primordial about the shark that brings chills to the spine .
” Mercury Marine promoted its Joystick Piloting for Outboards with a demonstrator at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. In this video, Mercury’s Chuck Miller, goes through the highlights of the system, including Skyhook, which lets you electronically anchor your boat over a hot fishing spot. For an on-water video demo, check out our blog from the Miami boat show. To see more Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show coverage, visit our FLIBS page.”
Note: The accompanying video was produced by BoatTest.com . To see the video of Chuck Miller at the FLIBS go here or click the link in the heading .
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A great vacation opportunity for the family as well as the fisherman
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For those of you looking to buy one of these , you may be out of luck . A cursory search of the net found no link to a place of purchase . We did however come across this link that hints at a home-made origin for this beautiful fishing reel toilet paper holder .
Above is a video of the new Pursuit 26 C for your enjoyment . In addition to this one , the link will take you to a host of other videos about new boats , electronics and other boating accessories . Included in the boating videos are ones for World Cat , Regulator , Yellowfin , Invincible , Edgewater , Grady-White and more . If you couldn’t attend the show then this is the next best thing to being there . Enjoy .
” This is why you should never be out on the water during a thunderstorm if you can avoid it. Paul Ragsdale uploaded this video to YouTube of professional angler Tucker Owings’ close encounter with lightning. According to Owings’ Facebook page, he was fishing on Lake Athens in Texas on Saturday when lightning struck directly in front of his boat.”
See these articles for more information on fishing/boating and lightning strikes . Contrary to popular belief golfers are not the most likely to be struck by lightning . Boaters and fishermen take that “honor” .
” The arrests of several students who unwittingly and accidentally violated school weapon policies has some Georgian lawmakers saying “zero tolerance” makes zero sense.
A Cobb County high school senior was charged with the felony of bringing weapons into a school zone after police found fishing knives in a tackle box in his car. Cody Chitwood, a 17-year-old student at Lassiter High School and avid fisherman, turned himself in and was released on $1,000 bond.
Police were performing a random sweep, and drug-sniffing dogs detected black powder in Chitwood’s car. The powder was residue from a firecracker that had been in the car since Fourth of July, but it was enough to a warrant a full search that turned up the fishing-related weaponry.”
Illustration by Rob Tornoe
” Winning kingfish and sailfish tournaments requires a boat so well thought out that the fishing team can keep its mind on the fish and not the boat. That’s what Intrepid Powerboats accomplishes with each custom boat it builds, because it constructs them one at a time in partnership with the owner.
The Intrepid 375 CC recently carried Mark Henderson to the Division 1 Open Class win in the Southern Kingfish Association tournament trail. As he walked me through his Intrepid 375 CC battlewagon, I could tell he knew his boat as well as the crew who built it. I would also bet he never gives a thought to the durability or efficiency and reliability of the fishing assets, or even creature comforts, as he focuses on the fish — and getting to them.
Getting to the fish is a snap with triple Yamaha F350s on the transom. The outboards were spinning SWS 15¼-by-23 props with a test load of 160 gallons of fuel, downriggers and their power supply, and two men on board. The 375 easily broke 65 mph.”
LOA: 37 ft. 9 in.
BEAM: 10 ft. 6 in.
DRAFT: 24 in.
DEADRISE: 20.5 deg.
WEIGHT: 15,000 lb. (w/ power)
FUEL: 300 gal.
MAX POWER: 1,200 hp
YAMAHA F350 FOUR-STROKE
TYPE: 60-deg. V-8
DISPLACEMENT: 325 cid
MAX RPM: 6,000
HP/LB RATIO: 0.43
FUEL SYSTEM: EFI
GEAR RATIO: 1.73:1
WEIGHT: 822 lb.
ALTERNATOR OUTPUT: 50 amps
MSRP AS TESTED: $350,000
NOTABLE STANDARD FEATURES
> Three-inch hardtop tubing
> Dual fuel intakes, port and starboard
> Flush-mounted power switches
> Beam-to-beam transom walkway
*Editor’s Note – The video shows the boat with different motors than the print review and is offered as a look at the boat itself and not the performance of same .