May 2014 – Quimby's Cruising Guide
Review: Larson FX 1750 TL

Hardcore anglers look upon the Larson FX 1750 TL model with envy, for they can see in its lines and layout that it is designed from the semi-vee hull up for serious fishing. The first clue that the 17-footer is set up for avid angling is the lack of a steering console — let […] Read More

2023 Quimby's Cruising Guide

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

Review: Skeeter MX 1825

The wind at Lake of the Ozarks, Mo., proved pretty unpredictable. One minute it blew benignly, and the next it created a challenging chop. Not ideal for fishing, but what a blessing for a boat test! Skeeter’s MX 1825 wants to be all things to all anglers and, in fact, pulls that […] Read More

What to Look for in a Marina

Readers who own a waterfront home with a great dock offering convenient access to awesome fishing, cruising and waterfront dining can stop reading here. Likewise those trailer boaters who live close to their favorite launch ramp and have the necessary space and friendly city/subdivision regulations that allow them to keep their boat at home, […] Read More

Joy to the World

The mission statement of the modern recreational marine industry? Make boating as easy and comfortable for the customer as possible. Hence innovations such as GPS, depth sounders, VHF radios, planing hulls, outboard motors, boats with steering wheels instead of tillers, and the list goes on. The most stressful period in most boaters’ […] Read More

Pro Anglers Share Spring Secrets

Anyone serious about fishing knows each season brings unique challenges. But only the best will take advantage of new opportunities this spring as waters warm and the spawning season kicks into high gear. As mainstays of the Bassmaster Elite Series tournament circuit, Rapala pro-staffers Ott DeFoe, Bernie Schultz and Mike “Ike” Iaconelli […] Read More

2013 Has Lowest Number of Boating Fatalities on Record

The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2013 Recreational Boating Statistics Wednesday, revealing that boating fatalities that year totaled 560 — the lowest number of boating fatalities on record. From 2012 to 2013, deaths in boating-related accidents decreased 14 percent, from 651 to 560, and injuries decreased from 3,000 to 2,620, a 12.7 percent reduction. The total […] Read More

Take a Boating Safety Course

Confidence and experience at the helm can make all the difference in your boating, whether on lakes, inland rivers or offshore in the Gulf, and in varying types of weather. Often, stuff happens because the more novice, or even a fairly seasoned boater, is operating under a false sense of security. BoatUS Foundation Director […] Read More

2023 Quimby's Cruising Guide

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

TVA Warns Boaters of Low Water in Three Tennessee Lakes

As the summer recreation season nears, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) officials are warning boaters of lower-than-normal water levels at three lakes in East Tennessee. TVA officials told media that a lack of rainfall has caused the situation, which is affecting the Norris, Cherokee and South Holston reservoirs. “It’s mainly to […] Read More