June 2013 – Quimby's Cruising Guide
Take Photos Like a Pro

Photography and boating have always been passions of mine. When I was in high school, I worked at a marina and purchased a used 35-millimeter Pentax K1000. It proved to be the start of my career. I’ve been shooting photos for the boating industry for more than 20 years now, producing ads, catalogs and […] Read More

2024 Quimby's Cruising Guide

The Complete Listing of Marinas and Locks on the Inland and Gulf Intracoastal Waterways

Boat Buying/Selling Tips, Part 2

A fellow walked into our office last week and asked about taking one of our liveaboard power boating courses. When I asked what size trawlers or motor yachts he had handled in the past he said, “I’ve never even been on a large boat, but I’m in the process of buying a 50-footer. I […] Read More

Illinois Governor Would Consider Lock Closures

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn said on June 1 that he believes a separation of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds might be the “ultimate solution” to the problem of migrating Asian carp. Quinn spoke to media at a meeting of the Council of Great Lakes Governors on the resort of Mackinac […] Read More

Hot in Arkansas

Awed by the natural mountainous beauty surrounding Hot Springs, Ark., President Andrew Jackson in 1932 designated the area as the first piece of land to be protected for future generations, essentially establishing America’s first National Park. The natural thermal spring waters that flowed into the bathhouses here were long believed to have healing properties, […] Read More

Angler's Choice

Heartland waters offer everything from some of the best bass fishing in the nation to incredible panfishing in backwaters that may be accessible only by skinny-water-running jon boats. Then there’s our world-famous catfish and an open-water striper fishery that many say has never been better. Whether you’re a hardcore angler or a fair-weather family […] Read More

Profile: Gulfport Small Craft Harbor

Before Hurricane Katrina devastated Gulfport Small Craft Harbor in 2005, it was a modest, busy marina with a helpful, competent, friendly staff. Now, rebuilt at a cost of $19 million and reopened in 2011, it’s a huge, gleaming marina with a helpful, competent, friendly staff. One reason: the harbormaster, George Manemann, is himself a […] Read More

Review: Polar Kraft Kodiak Sport 170 Fish & Ski

There’s a fine line we walk as fishermen when it’s time to start dreaming about a new boat. Particularly when you’ve got a family to consider. On the one hand, you want a tough-as-nails vessel with deck space for miles, an expansive livewell and storage for every rod, reel and lure in […] Read More

2024 Quimby's Cruising Guide

The Complete Listing of Marinas and Locks on the Inland and Gulf Intracoastal Waterways

Review: Edgewater 280CX Crossover

Just as the SUV merged the comfort of a daily driver with the utility of a truck and versatile performance of an off-road vehicle, the EdgeWater 280CX Crossover expands the concept of the burly fishing machine into a full function family-friendly vessel with all the amenities one expects of a compact cruiser without sacrificing […] Read More