5 Tips When Purchasing a Small Aluminum Fishing Boat
Blog / 07/02/2012

5 Tips When Purchasing a Small Aluminum Fishing Boat Normally small fishing boats are used only in shallow waters or very near to the shore. Wherever you go with your fishing boat the first precaution to be taken is safety because as the saying goes, ‘you could even drown in your own cup of coffee.’ So the first and most important tip is to see that the fishing boat is fitted with a communication and navigation system to help you to signal for help when needed. The second point would be to check the weight of the vessel. This point mostly gets overlooked and you will find yourself with a less weighted vessel that can’t suit your purpose of fishing. The weight should be perfect so that there is no strain on the boat while navigating. Thirdly since you are going out for the purpose of fishing you surely would need to have a place in the boat to keep your accessories such as nets, hooks and takes. These accessories need to be fitted with the boat too. Some may even like to collect a few marine plants, so some implements to use for this purpose are optional but useful…

10 Reasons You Need 3d Boat Design Software
Blog / 07/01/2012

10 Reasons You Need 3d Boat Design Software   It is very important to build a proper boat. You surely would need to have a boat that is built to proportion for complete results and efficient functioning. There are ten useful tips that could help you design that perfect boat of yours. Firstly you need data compatibility and inter-operability. The process of importing and exporting data is easily done with the help of Auto Cad software which is known as 3D design software. Secondly you will need proper surveying. Civil engineers would by now be tired of doing this job manually. Why worry when AutoCAD is here to quickly import raw survey data from the industry directly, edit survey observations, and perform the necessary adjustments and more. Next is the surfaces and Grading need to be sketched out accurately. When done manually there may be some flaws, but it just never fails in its quick and accurate performance. It is very useful when building design tools for land development and transportation projects. Fifthly the storm water hydraulics and hydrology information that is necessary. It makes this possible and easy too. While using it there is no necessity that only one…

How To Breathe When Running
Blog / 06/17/2012

How To Breathe When Running By Jago Holmes   When we look at the question how to breathe when running, we need to consider the role of the air that we breathe in and what its main purpose is. One of the main purposes of breathing is to supply the working muscles with freshly oxygenated blood to allow the muscles to contract continuously. The extent to which this happens will vary depending on the intensity of the exercise that is being participated in. Situations such as running in low temperatures and running very fast will have a bearing on the way you need to breathe. One thing you must concentrate on doing is to breathe as deeply as possible because this fills the lungs as fully as possible. Think about breathing down to the depths of your belly so that you can feel your tummy rise and fall with each breath, not only your chest. The most effective way of breathing when running is to use your mouth and nose at the same time as this helps you to take in the largest amount of oxygen and expel the greatest amount of carbon dioxide. However this isn’t always practical as…

Basic Crappie Fishing Information You Must Know
Blog / 06/14/2012

Basic Crappie Fishing Information You Must Know By Mike Rustler, Author of The Mega Guide to Crappie Fishing   The crappie has become one of America’s most popular small game fish over the last few decades, thanks to the challenge it offers as a quarry to fishermen at all skill levels. It’s also a tasty fish that’s ideal for a wide range of recipes, giving you an extra incentive to get out there and catch a few – there’s nothing quite like a fish dinner you landed yourself. If that interests you, here are a few tips to get you started with crappie fishing. Kinds of Crappies There are two species of these fish in America – the white crappie (Pomoxis annularis) and the black crappie (Pomoxis nigromaculatus). They’re closely related but there are some differences, mostly in body shape.  White crappie (Pomoxis annularis)           Black crappie (Pomoxis nigromaculatu) Black crappies usually have a thicker body than the white ones, but the white ones grow longer. Maximum weights for both species are very similar – the record black crappie is 5 pounds, and the biggest white one caught was 5.2 pounds. Crappie Habits Both species of crappie are predators and they’re…

Pontoon Boat Hull Design – The Advantages and Disadvantages
Blog / 05/11/2012

Pontoon Boat Hull Design – The Advantages and Disadvantages   This is one boat hull design that’s unique and often fun and exciting. It’s unique in the sense that it allows its inhabitants or crew to really enjoy fishing and the excitement that comes along with partying upon water. However, it does come with its advantages and disadvantages. Advantages Many people choose to go with a pontoon style boat because the designs are made to make assembling one very easy and less time consuming. They are also created and design to be very stable boats especially with a hull design that’s doubled. This makes the perfect boat hull design for fishing because you can actually stand up in it and not be worried about instability. The inflatable pontoon boats make excellent carry around boats in back of pickups and in the trunk of a car. Economy wise these boats are priced very reasonable depending upon your budget and has the greatest worth in regards to price and capacity. Disadvantages It should be safety requirement to wear life vest when upon pontoon boats because they are very open even though the railings make for excellent support. This is considered a disadvantage…

Jon Boat – Can You Really Design One?
Blog / 04/24/2012

Jon Boat – Can You Really Design One?   A Jon boat is one of the most popular boats in the industry today. These are some of least expensive boats to buy and even less expensive to build and design yourself. They’re also easy to maintain. The popularity of these boats is most prominent in the fishing industry; however, nowadays they are being used for parties and fun times out in the water. The design of the boat is pretty simple and constructing one yourself would be a piece of cake. Most designs shows that these boats are most noticeable by their flat decks and railing circling the body for the safety of its inhabitants. Placing these railings will protect people from falling over into the water. Also a Jon boat is known for having seats that are properly arranged alongside the railing. This is a very useful addition for fishing and also having plenty room to sit and enjoy the ride. And if you’re really looking to glamorize the boat, it could be designed to house a tent or canopy for shading or maybe even a miniature size cabin as a restroom. When designing and building one of these…

Kayak – Can You Really Design One?
Blog / 04/12/2012

Kayak – Can You Really Design One?   The answer to that question is a resounding YES! Designing a kayak would be a work of art if the correct specifications are used with accurate planning and willpower. Kayaks are some of the most popular boats in the industry today and you get plans and designs to build your own online from an assortment of places. The most convenient and affordable material to use in designing and building kayaks would be wood; for many reasons. One of the major advantages in using wood, in the form of sheet plywood, is that the material makes building rather easy and the required tools are usually sitting right in your garage. Building a kayak doesn’t require any major electrical tools or equipment. There are 2 common methods for constructing quality kayaks: stitch-and-glue and strip-built. The stitch-and-glue method is where the sheets of plywood are cut into shapes and stitch into place with the use of wire alongside the edges and the glue is used to tighten the fixture on the seams. If done according to directions or instructions this method makes for an excellent build. This is one method that’s most suitable for beginning…

Flat Bottom Boat Hull Designs – The Advantages and Disadvantages
Blog / 03/20/2012

Flat Bottom Boat Hull Designs – The Advantages and Disadvantages   When decided on boat hull designs, the biggest decision you’ll be facing would probably be on the shape of the hull and of course, the design itself. But even more importantly would be addressing the advantages and disadvantages of the type of boat hull you’ve chosen. Here are two of the common advantages in going with a flat bottom boat hull design: They are extremely stable in waters that are calm and function best at low rates of speed. They are excellent boats for fishing expeditions because of the created shallow draft. The two significant disadvantage of choosing flat bottom boat hull designs are: They make for a very rough ride and riding at a high rate of speed is totally out of the question. They are not design to driven in rough weather. Rough weather tends to create a rough ride, so you do the math. In any event, there are some very unique factors to consider when choosing the proper hull design for your idea boat. If you’re planning on doing a lot of fishing in shallow water like streams and lakes then flat bottom designs should…

Displacement Boat Hull Designs – The Advantages and Disadvantages
Blog / 03/06/2012

Displacement Boat Hull Designs – The Advantages and Disadvantages   When you use the displacement in reference to boat hull designs, you must always bear in mind that there are actually three types of boat hulls and they are: displacement, semi-displacement and planing hulls. We will be focusing only on the advantages and disadvantages of using displacements hulls. The first order of business when choosing a hull should be to know what the primary usage of the boat will be for. Secondly, you must consider the cost of the hull. If you cover these two bases then it’s time to look at what each type of displacement has to offer before finalizing your decision. The first type of displacement boat hull designs we’ll look at will be the heavy displacement. Advantages of Heavy Displacement Hulls They are the idea boat for carrying heavy loads by gripping the water and carrying loads like feathers in the air. Most of these of these boats are design for power and size, so if you’re in the market for something that’s durable and long lasting this is the hull you want to go with. The advantages of using a heavy displacement hull may be…

Round Bottom “V” Boat Hull Designs – Advantages and Disadvantages
Blog / 02/27/2012

Round Bottom “V” Boat Hull Designs – The Advantages and Disadvantages   The round bottoms “V’ boat hull designs are the most common style of designs in the boat industry today. This style allows a boat, vessel or ship to move across the waters at high rates of speeds and slice through waves like pie. This causes the watercraft to produce a ride that’s gentle and smooth. They come with advantages and disadvantage that are worth exploring. Advantages The first advantage has already been addressed. These hulls allow you to take to water with a ride that’s smooth and gentle because the “V” design cuts through waves easily. The round bottom “V” boat hull designs are crafted to take the pounding of waves and the faster they move in the water the better the stability. If you’re looking to get somewhere or maybe transport goods, these are the idea boat hulls to use on your boats. Disadvantages One of the major disadvantages of utilizing this type of hull is that it requires a huge engine to perform at its best. They are extremely costly. It’s highly recommended that caution be taken when loading these types of boats with heavy equipment,…