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Boating

March 2020

Boating is the world's foremost magazine for boating enthusiasts. Written by experts for those who love the sport, the editorial covers the waterfront -- from runabouts to sportfish convertibles to luxury showpieces, and everything in between.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bonnier Corporation
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10 Issues

In this issue

2 min.
boating

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Kevin Falvey DEPUTY EDITOR Pete McDonald ELECTRONICS AND WEST COAST EDITOR Jim Hendricks MANAGING EDITOR Sue Whitney WATERSPORTS DIRECTOR Garrett Cortese ART DIRECTOR Ryan Swanson STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Jon Whittle SENIOR COPY EDITOR Nicole Paskowsky EDITOR-AT-LARGE, FISHING AND MARINE GROUPS Randy Vance CONTRIBUTORS Chris Caswell, Dean Travis Clarke, Capt. Vincent Daniello, Seth DeDoes, Bill Doster, Ken Englert, Michael Folkerts, Peter Frederiksen, Joe Friedman, Steve Griffin, Michael “Mick” Hannock, Jeff Hemmel, Forest Johnson, Tom King, Craig Kotilinek, John Linn, Charles Plueddeman, Capt. John N. Raguso, Peter Robson, Lenny Rudow, Tom Schlichter, Rick Shackleton, Ed Sherman, John Stein, Heather Steinberger, John Tiger Jr., Capt. John Page Williams ILLUSTRATORS Tim Barker, Tim Bower, Colin Hayes GROUP PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Rina Murray ASSOCIATE PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Kelly Weekley PRODUCTION MANAGER/ARTIST Pete Coffin SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT/MANAGING DIRECTOR Glenn Sandridge 407-571-4747; glenn.sandridge@bonniercorp.com PUBLISHER/BRAND MANAGER John McEver 407-571-4682; john.mcever@bonniercorp.com DIRECTOR OF BRAND STRATEGY Rhonda Mock 407-571-4696; rhonda.mock@bonniercorp.com MARKETPLACE/ACCOUNT MANAGER Brian Luke 407-571-4788; brian.luke@bonniercorp.com DIRECTOR, DIGITAL…

2 min.
where are they now?

This month, you’ll find an exciting boating-adventure story on page 92. Penned by Peter Robson, it details a trip north to the Arctic Circle, along the treacherous, nearly trackless and ever-shifting Mackenzie River. Harbor hopping it ain’t. The vessel for such a journey? An Aspen Power Catamarans model co-captained by one of the most adventurous boatbuilders we know, Aspen’s president, Larry Graf. As Graf will tell you, if you ask (and even if you don’t), a proa cat affords extreme efficiency, shallow draft, and more reliability-enhancing redundancies than one can shake a towing contract at. More than that, the Aspen was selected by our team of editors, the world’s foremost powerboat experts, as one of the five finalists for the 2019 Boat of the Year. And the Aspen is not the only…

1 min.
todd “big daddy” woods, professional bass angler

SCAN ME To read the full interview online, scan this tag or go to boatingmag.com/big-daddy. Why do they call you Big Daddy? I got that nickname from my old fishing partner and fellow pro angler, Art Berry, and it just stuck with me from there. How long have you been a competitive bass angler? I fished my first pro tournament on Lake Roosevelt in Arizona back in 1987. I’ve fished as many as 18 tournaments in a year, which is a lot considering all the preparation, travel and practice. I am more selective now and try to fish about eight events a year. What is your bass-boat rig? I’m currently fishing a Nitro Z20 with a Mercury Marine 250 Pro XS FourStroke outboard. It’s a great, stable fishing platform and, most importantly, it really gets up and…

2 min.
let there be light!

NITE IZE RADIANT 200 LIGHTS ON: If your boat has a cabin that could need illumination in an emergency, consider the Radiant 200, a lantern-flashlight combo. Switch from lantern to the lantern-downlight combo to adjust the flashlight with ease. On high, the lantern emits 200 lumens with a seven-hour battery life (using four AAs). A carabiner clip allows it to attach almost anywhere. While not as rugged as a tactical light, it does feature water- and impact-resistant construction. LIGHTS OFF: It’s not as durable or bright as a tactical light. The telescoping feature feels flimsy. PRICE: $29.99; niteize.com FENIX TK20R LIGHTS ON: This traditional, tactical-style flashlight features some modern bells and whistles, including a rechargeable USB battery and IP68 waterproof rating. The rugged, aircraft-grade aluminum means the Fenix can take a beating—and it has some serious weight…

2 min.
high-performance spring commissioning

1. What’s perhaps the most important system and components to check for wear, damage and proper operation after winter layup? A. Mooring cover (canvas, tie-downs, support poles)B. Steering system (engine attachments, cables/hydraulic lines, helm)C. Engine attachment points (mounting bolts, jack plate, power-trim system)D. Floor (carpet, gelcoat)E. B and CF. None of the above 2. If you don’t have one, what’s the best safety investment you can make before the season starts (or anytime, for that matter)? A. Hydraulic jack plateB. New trailer bunks and rollersC. High-performance/racing life vests for you and passengersD. Windshield 3. Your spring engine check-over and maintenance should include: A. Checking gimbal housing and power-trim ram attachments for wear and slop (sterndrives)B. Checking for any high-performance parts you can add for more speedC. Checking propellers for hairline cracksD. Checking for sexier decals…

1 min.
de antonio 28

The De Antonio 28 delivers suave, sophisticated style while boasting some of the most highly geometric lines we’ve seen. With its blacked-out center-console helm station, it offers the captain a commanding presence, quick access to all parts of the boat, and the sporty feel of a direct connection to the craft while running in calm waters or offshore. Aft, a wood table and bench can be arranged to serve dinner while you anchor in a private cove, with starlight glittering on the water. The bow, with its deep, luxurious seating, also features a table—note the center slot for wine bottles. A stainless-steel roller keeps the anchor handy yet separate from the hull. Within the console, there is a marine head that can be used in privacy and comfort. Details include a teak…