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Preparing For Your First Deep Sea Fishing Trip

Posted by on Oct 29, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Preparing For Your First Deep Sea Fishing Trip

When you have become confident in lake and river fishing, you might decide it’s time to take on a much greater challenge: deep sea fishing. But before you do so, you will need to take steps to protect yourself from seasickness, sunburn and anything else that can make your trip less enjoyable. Protect Yourself from Seasickness If you are prone to getting seasick, make sure that you take an appropriate medication before you get on the boat. Sometimes, the medication can take time to take affect. Make sure that you get plenty to eat and drink plenty of water before you begin deep sea fish diving, since this activity can be physically demanding. A lack of rest and hydration will increase the chances that you will suffer from seasickness. It is common to drink alcohol while fishing, but alternate between alcohol and water. Despite taking preventative measures, if you still get seasick, go to the center of the boat where you are less likely to experience the boat rocking. Drink plenty of water. Stay on deck so you can get more fresh air. Focus your eyes on the horizon, since it is more stable and will help you feel less sick. Get Physically Prepared for Deep Sea Fishing The fish you have to fight with when deep sea diving tend to be larger than fish found in shallower waters. Some fish might be 90 pounds. Therefore, you will need to stay in good shape if you expect to be successful. Wear the Right Clothes Wear clothing that can get wet without becoming damaged. Keep a towel with you to dry off periodically. Depending on what time of the day you fish and how cloudy it is, you may need to wear several layers of clothing. Leave anything that you would be concerned about losing, such as jewelry, behind. Get Sunscreen You will usually be out to sea for several hours, which means you will need to protect yourself from excessive sunlight exposure. Wear waterproof sunscreen. The safest way to engage in deep sea fishing is to contact a guide to charter a boat. These individuals will know how to take you on the best fishing experience possible and how to stay comfortable and avoid risks. While you are out on a charter with a guide, make sure to follow his or her instructions to have the best adventure possible. Also, verify that you will be able to keep the fish you catch. There might be restrictions based on whether the fish is in...

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Need To Get Away? Two Ways You Can Save Money On Accomodations

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Need To Get Away? Two Ways You Can Save Money On Accomodations

Life can get stressful and sometimes this can greatly affect you. Take time to get away from it all with your family and do some fun recreational activities. When you are finished, you will feel much less stress, and will be able to get through the week much better. If you are on a budget, below are two ways you can save money on accommodations. Travel with an RV If you do not own an RV, you can rent one for you and your family. Traveling by RV is a fun way to get out on the road and enjoy the sights. This will save you a substantial amount of money on a hotel. Travel to a beach to spend the weekend swimming, or head to the mountains for some hiking. When looking for an RV rental, you have three classes to choose from: Class A, B, or C. A Class A RV is large and luxurious. This also means it will likely be more expensive. You can take this type of RV on a short trip, or you could even live in it. It will usually come equipped with things like a washer and dryer, king size beds, flat screen TVs, a complete kitchen, and a full size bathroom. A Class B RV is a van that has a raised roof. This type of RV is much smaller, and it is easier to drive. In most cases, you will find things like showers, a toilet, air conditioning, a sink, and a refrigerator. This RV is not large enough to live in, but it can give you a comfortable ride. A Class C RV is much like Class A RVs but on a smaller scale. It is built on a truck or van chassis. There is usually a lot of sleeping areas, which makes this RV perfect for a long family vacation or a short weekend trip. Do a Home Exchange If you own your own home, you can do a home exchange with another family. This is basically swapping homes with another family at the same time. This gives you almost cost free accommodations for your vacation. You can find home exchange networks that will give you many resources to help you set up your house swap. Because the other family is allowing you to use their home, they will likely take very good care of yours. You should always do your homework, however. Take time to check all references, talk with each other on the phone, and arrange to meet, if possible, before the house swap. If you still feel uneasy, do a background check on the family just to be safe. Saving money on your accommodations will allow you to spend more money on your actual vacation so you and your family can have an even better...

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Caring For Your Vinyl Hot Tub Cover

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Caring For Your Vinyl Hot Tub Cover

Hot tubs come with covers for several reasons. They help maintain the temperature of the water, keep dirt and debris out and protect children from falling into the hot tub and drowning. These covers do require a little bit of care from time to time. So, what does it take to maintain the vinyl cover for your hot tub? Routinely Clean the Cover Taking the time to clean the cover every few weeks is a great way to preserve it. Routine cleaning consists of the following steps. Use your garden hose to spray the cover off. Use a small amount of non-foaming gentle cleaner mixed with water to scrub the cover. (Note: Avoid using dish soap, laundry detergent or harsh cleaners as they can remove the topcoat on the cover and cause it to deteriorate quickly.) Treat areas with tree sap with a dab of vegetable oil on a cleaning rag. After you have cleaned the cover, rinse it thoroughly to remove any cleaning agent residue and prevent discoloration. Seal the Cover Once a month, apply a coat of vinyl protectant sealer. This is easily applied using a microfiber or terry cloth. Don’t forget to apply this product to the underside of the cover. This will help prevent mildew growth from the steam building up on the underside of the cover. Manage the Mildew Mildew can quickly become a problem if you don’t manage it the minute that you notice it. You may not even see the mildew growing on the cover, but you may get a whiff of it from time to time. When this happens, follow these steps to put a stop to further growth immediately. Unzip the outer jacket of the cover and remove the foam inserts. Clean the outside of the jacket with a product that is specially formulated for battling mold on the cover using a soft-bristled cleaning brush. Clean the foam inserts with water and a very small amount of the same cleaning agent. Rinse the jacket and the inserts with your garden hose. Use a towel to dry everything as best you can. Lay the jacket out in the sun to dry them out fully. Position the inserts in a shady area with a nice breeze to dry them. Once everything is completely dry, reassemble the cover carefully. This may seem like a lot of work, but often, as long as you perform the routine cleaning as needed, you won’t need to manage the mildew and go through the lengthy process of disassembling the cover for a full cleaning. Talk with your local hot tub sales specialist to learn about the products that should be used to care for your vinyl hot tub cover. To find out more, contact a business like Ole’s Pool &...

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3 Types Of Tuna That You Can Catch During An Offshore Fishing Trip

Posted by on Jun 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Types Of Tuna That You Can Catch During An Offshore Fishing Trip

If you’ve never been offshore fishing before, you’re probably wondering what type of tuna you’ll be able to catch during your trip. Tuna are found in all of the world’s ocean except the Arctic and Antarctic Oceans. Following are the three main types caught during deep sea fishing expeditions. Bluefin Tuna According to the Smithsonian Magazine, bluefin tuna is a relative newcomer to the world culinary stage. Native to the Atlantic Ocean, it used to be caught strictly for fun by sports fishermen or used in the creation of cat food by commercial manufacturers. However, bluefin tuna has apparently become the Cinderella of the seafood industry and is now the most valuable fish in the world! Although bluefin tuna stocks are decreasing in numbers due to the demand for sushi, it’s still fished for sport off the coast of Massachusetts. Seafood connoisseurs are hoping that aquaculture ventures will increase to the point where they will meet the demand for sushi. Until then, bluefin tuna stocks may continue to dwindle — all the more reason to savor every morsel if you’re lucky enough to catch one. Yellowfin Tuna Yellowfin tuna is a type of warm water fish that can be found in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans and is fished for sport by vacationers as well as locals in the state of Hawaii. Unlike bluefin tuna, yellowfin populations are strong. When not served in sushi, yellowfin tuna is also served grilled, steamed, or broiled, and is often served seared in hot oil and left raw in the middle. You may see it on restaurant menus as “Ahi.” Yellowfin tuna are popular among sports fishermen because of the fight they put up, as well as their excellent taste and texture. Albacore Tuna Albacore tuna is found in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans as well as in the Mediterranean Sea. Many people are only familiar with it as a canned product found in the aisle of their local supermarket, but albacore tuna is also good when it’s grilled. It has a lighter flavor than yellowfin or bluefin, and is rarely, if ever, used for sushi. The Washington, Oregon, and California coasts are popular places to fish for albacore tuna, with California catching the majority of the albacore sports catch. As you can see, the type of tuna you’ll be able to catch when deep sea fishing will depend on where you’re going. There are several lesser types of tuna as well, so be sure to ask your guide what’s available in the waters where you’ll be...

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Bait And Tackle: What Fishermen Need To Get Started

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Fishing is a sport that lets individuals relax and enjoy nature while trying to catch a fish or two.  Fishing is also a highly competitive sport that allows fishermen to compete with each other for the biggest catch.  The flexible nature of fishing makes it an appealing activity for many types of people, and, as a bonus, it does not require much in the way of equipment or preparation to get started. Tackle The term “tackle” has been used for centuries and applies to just about any equipment to do with fishing. Before buying a starting tackle kit, interested sportsmen should do a little research about what they actually need. Pole First on the list of necessities is the fishing rod.  Although a simple cane pole can work, most people want something a little more sophisticated. According to, the type of pole needed depends on what fish the participants want to catch and where they plan to catch them.  Unless deep sea fishing is in the plans, most aspiring fishermen’s needs are simple: a short, flexible pole is considered the best bet for fishing near overhanging limbs. If a wooded lake is the destination, a short flexible pole will work just fine. Reel The number and types of reels available can be overwhelming, but but for those with modest fishing goals, a spin casting reel will work well. Most experts agree that it is the easiest type to operate, which is proven by its use on children’s poles.  The spin casting reel is enclosed and uses a simple release button to cast.  This style leads to fewer tangles and other mishaps. Other Needs The Old Farmer’s Almanac gives good advice on what is needed for basic fishing.  This site recommends the following: Extra fishing line Bobbers or floaters Sinkers Hooks A stringer They suggest even more equipment, but the above list contains the absolute essentials. What each fisherman wants in the tackle box is a highly personal decision. The Bait Finding the proper bait for fishing can include digging worms, catching insects, or buying sophisticated electronic lures from a site like For those who refuse to dig worms and thread them on the hook, plastic bait, the refuge of the squeamish, may be the best choice. Getting started or restarted fishing is not complicated or expensive.  Becoming proficient at the sport may take a while, but fishing practice is a great way to spend some...

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Choosing A Hiking Backpack And Sleeping Bag

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you are in need of some backpacking and camping gear, head on down to your local military surplus store. They sell military quality gear at affordable prices. To get yourself started, you need to purchase a hiking backpack and a sleeping bag. Here is a guide to choosing the best ones for camping. Backpack If you want to really get the true feel of camping, you may want to consider backpacking. Backpacking is when you put all the gear you need in your backpack and you hike into a camping spot. You can take a short hike to a camping spot, or you can hike a multiple day trail where you set up camp every evening and take it down every morning. You are going to want to purchase a backpack that will be large enough for all your gear. Camping and hiking backpacks are a little different from the ones you used to take to school. These backpacks are larger. They can generally hold up to 70 liters worth of supplies. They are also built to carry camping gear. They are generally built to be water-proof. They also include a hydration area where you can easily store and access your water. Additionally, they also have a compartment just for your sleeping bag. In order to support all that weight while you are hiking, these backpacks also come equipped with well-padded shoulder straps and waist belts to help you balance your pack as you hike. Sleeping Bag When you go backpacking, you need a sleeping bag that is easy to stuff back into your bag, but that will also keep you warm at night. The best type of sleeping bag to take backpacking is a mummy bag. Mummy bags are small and made to wrap around your body. You can zip the bag all the up to your chin if needed. It is a snug fit, but you will be warm and secure while you sleep. If you want to take a pad with you, make sure that it is compact and easy to roll up. You should be able to find a foam sleeping bag at your military surplus store. If you know you will be camping somewhere cold, you may also want to consider a chill deflector camping pad. A chill deflector pad will not only make sleeping on the ground more comfortable, it will also keep you warmer. Make sure that you try out the backpack and see if the sleeping bag and pad you are interested in will fit inside of it. Once you have the gear you need, all you need to do is find a great camping site near where you...

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3 Household Items You Should Put In A Fireproof Safe Today

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

As a homeowner, you need to be concerned with fire safety. This can include regular checks on the fire alarm batteries, keeping fire extinguishers on hand and developing an escape route plan for your family. But you should also purchase at least one fireproof safe for your home that can protect important items and also keep dangerous items from becoming a problem during a fire. What should you keep in a household safe? Important Documents The most common use for fireproof safes is the storage of important personal documents. This should include birth certificates and Social Security cards for everyone in your home. You can also include ownership documents such as a car or house title inside the safe. Protecting these documents from a fire can prevent the headaches of filing for new documents and bureaucratic headaches while also making it easier for you to begin filing insurance claims. Make sure that the documents inside the safe are the originals and not certified copies, as the originals are the most important. Fireproof safes aren’t difficult to open if you need a document suddenly, but make sure you return the document after usage. Money You don’t need to start hoarding bars of gold to keep in your safe in case society breaks down. But it’s a good idea to have easy access to money after a fire, particularly if your daily use credit and debit cards went up in flames. What you keep in the safe depends on your current financial situation. Keep at least a couple hundred dollars in cash in the safe, if possible. That’s enough to get your family a hotel room and/or some new clothes for the night if an aid organization doesn’t step in immediately. You should also keep any seldom-used credit cards in the safe. This both makes it harder to run up those limits with shopping items you don’t need and leaves you with added emergency funds. Guns and Ammo Ammunition can explode or “fire” if exposed to the heat of a house fire. It’s hard enough to get out of a burning building when there aren’t rounds popping off in your direction, so it’s wise for any gun owners to get a fireproof gun safe. You want to keep your weapons locked up in a safe regardless, so it’s well worth the investment to make sure that safe can withstand a fire. You still want to use proper gun safety techniques for storage. Make sure the weapons aren’t loaded. If you have children, try to keep the ammo in a separate safe than the guns as an added precaution. For more information, contact a business such as Rocky Mountain Shooters...

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Signs That Your Bicycle Needs To Be Professionally Repaired

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Why waste money replacing your bicycle when you can simply pay someone to repair it for you? Of course, you need to be well aware of the signs that indicate that your bike is in need of some repairs. By taking a moment to reflect on the following signs, you should have no problem getting your bicycle to the repair shop as soon as possible. Loose Pedals Your bicycle pedals need to be nice and tight, without having restrictions on the spinning. If you think that the pedals for your bicycle are not as tight as they should be, have a specialist take a look at it. They have not only the expertise, but the right tools to make sure that your bike pedals are exactly how they need to be. Flat Tire If your bicycle tire simply lost a little air because of drastic temperature changes or because you have not been using it, you might be able to simply pump some air into it. However, if the tire is flat due to something puncturing it, you are going to want to have it professionally changed. This way, while it is being changed, the bike wheel can be inspected to ensure that there is nothing on the bike itself that caused the problem. After all, you do not want to find yourself right back at square one before you know it. Chain Keeps Falling Off If you have found that your chain keeps falling off no matter how many times you tighten it, you need some professional assistance. Once a professional bicycle repair technician figures out the cause behind the problem, he or she will be able to ensure that it does not continue to happen. Hard To Keep Straight Have you found that it is hard to keep the bike moving in a perfectly straight line no matter how hard you try? If so, the wheel may be bent. All you have to do is to schedule an appointment with a bike repair technician so he or she can check out the alignment of your bike. If it is something that can be fixed, you will be able to leave your bike there so that the repairs can be made. As you can imagine, there are only so many working parts to the bicycle, but each is equally important. Should you suspect that your bike is in need of repair, you need to schedule a repair appointment with a company like Sarasota Cyclery Inc right...

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New Or Used Boat? 3 Things To Consider

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Are you looking to purchase a boat? Whether you like bay boats, center consoles, or high-speed power boats, you’ll need to decide whether you want to buy new or used. Buying a new boat may certainly be more exciting. You’ll get to pick out a boat that has the exact features and benefits that you want. You may even get to pick out some of the finishing options. However, used boats can offer great value. You may be able to find a used boat that meets your needs at far less cost. Here are three things to consider if you’re struggling to choose between a new or used boat: Value. This is obviously the biggest difference between buying new and used. Boats usually see their biggest cycle of depreciation during their season of use. A used boat that only has one or two seasons of use could cost substantially less than a new boat with little mileage or wear-and-tear. However, as the boat gets older, you’ll see less price depreciation in each subsequent season. So, a boat that is 10 years old may have had substantial use without a commensurate reduction in price. There’s no doubt that you’ll pay less for a used boat, but only you can determine whether the reduction in price is fair for the level of use and depreciation. After-sale service. When you buy a new boat, you almost always get some kind of service plan included for a limited amount of time after the purchase. In fact, that’s one of the reasons why new boats cost so much more than used boats. Some service plans cover regular maintenance, while others may even cover part replacement and unexpected repairs. Used boats are usually sold “as-is.” There may be an optional warranty available, but it likely won’t be included in the price of the boat. Again, you’ll need to decide whether you’re comfortable with that level of service. Financing. If you have good credit and have enough for a down payment, you’ll probably be able to get financing for the boat’s purchase. However, the terms of the financing may be different for new and used boats. It’s not uncommon for lenders to make loans on new boats for more than 10 years. However, on a used boat, the lender may place a cap on the length of the loan. If the boat is more than a decade old and in need of repairs, you may even have trouble finding a lender. Talk to you boat dealer about whether you’re better off buying new or used. They can show you quality vessels to compare, examine warranty options, and possibly even connect you with a...

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Mistakes To Avoid When Buying A Used Boat Directly From An Owner

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you’re thinking about buying your first boat, it’s typically best to buy one directly from a used boat dealership. However, some first-time buyers wish to save extra cash by purchasing directly from a boat’s previous owner. If this is a route you choose to take, you’ll want to be sure to avoid some common mistakes that could leave you in a sea of troubles. Not Asking for a Sea Trial One of the biggest and most common mistakes first-time boat buyers make is assuming the boat will perform and handle well in the water. As a result, once they find the boat they’re pretty sure they want, they’ll buy it without first asking to take it out for a sea trial. Going on a sea trial is just as important as test-driving a car before buying it. It’s the only true way to get an idea of how the boat accelerates, handles, and maneuvers. If the owner is hesitant to give you a sea trial, walk away from that transaction. Not Scheduling a Professional Inspection No matter how much you think you know about boats, you need to schedule a professional inspection on the boat before you buy it. Sure, the current owner may have all the paperwork available from every maintenance task or repair that’s ever been done on the boat, and the boat may appear to be in great shape, but only an experienced boat mechanic will be able to tell for sure. Furthermore, any honest and reasonable boat owner looking to sell will be fine with the idea of you scheduling a professional inspection–so long as you’re the one paying for it. If a buyer tries to talk you out of the inspection, he or she probably has something to hide. Not Using an Escrow Account Finally, when you’re buying a used boat directly from the owner, you’ll want to do so securely. This means setting up a third-party account (such as an Escrow account) when it comes time to pay for the boat. Even if you know the seller personally, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Using an Escrow account gives you the added peace of mind in knowing that your money won’t be transferred to the seller until he or she has handed over the keys. Buying a used boat from its owner can be a great way to save money. Just be sure to avoid the above mistakes so you don’t get ripped off. (For more information on boats for sale, contact a company such as Lime Lake Marine &...

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