East Coast Alerts by Mel Neale April 25, 2013
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Posted: April 25, 2013
Attention Snowbirds:
Centerville Turnpike Bridge (AICW Mile 15.2) Restricted Opening Schedule this Weekend:
Mariners are advised that structural repairs are scheduled at the Centerville Turnpike (SR170) Bridge (36.723169°-76.186677°), at AICW mile 15.2, across the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, in Chesapeake, VA beginning at 9 a.m., on Saturday, April 27, 2013 and ending at 6 p.m., on Sunday, April 28, 2013. To facilitate repairs, the drawbridge will open on signal every three hours on the following schedule: on Saturday, April 27th at 9 a.m., 12 p.m. (noon), 3 p.m., 6 p....... Read More

Need purchase/ sales agreement
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Posted In Member Blogs
Posted: April 23, 2013
Does anyone have a template of a purchase and sales agreement. I am purchasing a 21 foot flats boat tomorrow. Please email to kviehe@bellsouth.net.
Thanks

Apr. 4-6, 2013, Douglas Lake - B.A.S.S. Southern Open #2
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Posted: April 19, 2013
After a few days break concluding the Falcon Lake Elite Series event it was back on the road as I was traveling from my home in Del Rio, Texas to Dandridge TN for the 2nd B.A.S.S. Southern Open event of the year. I was pretty excited because this meant I got to spend a week with my BK Fishing teammate Paul Pagnato. Paul and I have a great relationship and we like to attack the lakes together and we have lots of fun hanging out during the events. There was a PAA event the week before and it was dominated with the umbrella rig technique to I went is with the mentality that it was do or die with t...... Read More

In The Middle
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Posted In Cruising Log
Posted: April 15, 2013
By Jim Favors
Long-Distance cruisers can be categorized by their differing “Modus Operandi.” There are those that have an affinity for cruising with a buddy boat, or in small groups, there are also lone wolves who choose to solo cruise. Some choose to anchor out all the time, others prefer to be tied up at a marina at the end of each and every cruising day. All methods have advantages and disadvantages, one is not better than the other, it’s just personal makeup that attracts one to this or that side of the cruising coin. Lisa and I fall somewhere in the middle of those outli...... Read More

Mar. 20 - Mar. 24 - BASS Elite Series #2
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Posted: April 11, 2013
Back to Back Events, Sabine River and Falcon Lake… I was hoping to keep some momentum going from the Sabine. Most folks think I spend a lot of time at Falcon because it’s in SW Texas and I live in Del Rio so it must be close… not! Almost 5 hours away, I get to spend very little time there… but I need to go more! It is hard to leave a great fishery like Lake Amistad though.
Falcon Lake, TX... Read More

East Coast Alerts by Mel Neale April 11, 2013
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Posted: April 11, 2013
General Announcements
This message has been sent by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 10, 2013
CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION GEARS UP FOR BUSY RECREATIONAL FISHING AND BOATING SEASON ALONG THE JERSEY SHORE; LAST OF RECREATIONAL USE ADVISORIES LIFTED FOR RARITAN BAY
(13/P34) TRENTON — With recreational fishing and boating season getting into gear, the Christie Administration today released a "Jersey Shore Open for Boating" fact sheet and flier to educate the public on having a safe time on the water.
"Governor Christie and I are co...... Read More

Ship Shape
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Posted: April 05, 2013
Boy am I sore! No matter what I do in the "off" season, once I start fishing full time, I am really hurting! From October until March, I try to recover, rest and rehabilitate for the long season. This involves hitting the resistance rubber bands to strengthen my shoulders, my elbows and back. I hit the treadmill for some endurance training and toss in some time on the recumbent bike. Then it's light weigh lifting.
Sound like a good regimen? For toning and strength, it's fine, but it doesn't do much for getting in shape to stand on the bow of my Skeeter for 8 hours balanced in choppy water with...... Read More

Finding The Boat That’s Best For You
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Posted In Cruising Log
Posted: April 02, 2013
Sea Ray, Bayliner, Mainship, Mako, Carolina Skiff, Post, Buddy Davis, Hatteras, Hunter, Nordhavn, Sabre, Beneteau, Catalina, Marlow, Grady White, Whaler, Hinckley ... . and the beat goes on and on. These boats and many more all have one thing in common. They turn people on. They may not turn you on, but even if they don't, you can be sure they do it for others. One of many things that boats do well is to demonstrate that old adage: There are different strokes for different folks. You may hate one type of boat. You may hate what it looks like, how it performs, hate even the basic mission it was ...... Read More

Tom’s Tips About Staying Turned On
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Posted: April 02, 2013
1. Don't get into the frame of mind that you've got to have a big boat to be happy.
2. If you like your rowboat, be proud of it. Rowboats are great. I've had a bunch of them.
3. If you like your boat, whatever it is, fix it up with things that make it better. It's fun to do, it gives you fun and it adds value to your boat.
4. For example, on that rowboat you can add drink holders just aft or forward of the oarlocks out of way of your sweep.
5. Or you can add a "front view mirror" to the transom so you can see where you're going.
6. Or, if you really want to "dude i...... Read More

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