GoPro Video: An Angler’s Joy

The fall bite is officially here. With “Albie fever” showing up along the Southern New England coast, it’s hard to ignore one’s passion for fishing.  I live with a few crazed fisherpeople, who can’t see or think straight with every fishing story passed along. Where is the bite? What are they eating? What time of day? What tide? By boat or from shore? And that’s just the mania of the saltwater fisherman.

Brent, like many of the crazed freshie fisherpeople, don’t rely on a seasonal bite along the salty coast as the freshwater seems to offer a longer season. Brent is a pro who admits the travel to the venues is the hardest part of his pro-fisherman job. But I can think of a long list of fisher friends who would gladly drive days and miles trailering the fishing boat to find the bite. Brent, as a family guy, might be getting tired of the travel, but as is the secret with most working parents, getting the family behind you makes the challenge and the time apart more bearable.  And before he knows it his son will be begging to come along, to be his boat driver or his hook baiter… to just be with dad. Lucky Brent. Poor fishies.

Yacht Surfing

After a long weekend, hopefully some of which was spent ON the boat and not UNDER it, we ease you back into the week with some fun on the water. When tubing and cannonballs off the bridge become banal, then look no further than Yacht Surfing.

All you need is a pal with a yacht (or a big wake), a surfboard and good balance. Ok – none of us will try this but it’s fun to watch. Plenty of wipe outs and bikinis and selfie sticks to charge us up for a short week… until it’s back to the boat for the weekend. Hopefully…


New Gunboat G4 is SICK!

Oh my… really what else is there to say? If you like POWERBOATS – and thought sailing was for wussies who like to go slowly and tack back and forth  – check this vid and boat out. With a top speed (after only a few trips) of nearly 32 knots, this two hulled hulk makes it difficult for most powerboats to keep up! The G4 is not for the faint of heart – this beast is a gentleman’s cocktail cruiser with afterburners also known as foils. The foils lift this baby off the water so the hulls are not touching and the drag and wetted surface is like – NIL – makes for a speedy ride.

Our friend Billy Swizzle ( was aboard for this ride on what he calls “The Flying Tesla” and he was quite taken by the hum of speed. Have a listen in his own video here. And then stand in line to get one of your own G4’s because I’m pretty sure that just because she was launched this month doesn’t mean you can step right up and get one of your own. Can’t find the price on the Gunboat website… but as they say… if you have to ask… – G4 

By the way – we do sell carbon fiber and lots of epoxy here at JD. And that’s all she is – a boatload of carbon and resins. So try your hand at building one soon. Maybe Gunboat will come out with a G4 kit…. ha ha.