On the Cover
Monterey’s new 280 SCR is a well-dressed weekender without the sticker shock.
Summer Gear 09
We compare the best grills, coolers, anchors and gadgets for the boat and trailer, just to give you a giant head start on summer.
A world-acclaimed motivational speaker jumps onto the most radical tubes of the year, one wild ride at a time.
They are dropped off as far as 20 miles from the mainland, alone, where sometimes they wait days for a boat to show up. This is the island life.
From the Helm
Gear test fest! Boy, did we ever.
– A novelist uses his books to turn readers into boaters
– 6 quick fixes for a smoother boat ride
– How to restore your boat’s lost sole with ease
– Why you should pay more attention to your shoes
The future: World’s first hybrid wake boat. Plus, two models with retro appeal.
Eagle River, Wisc.; Big Mac, Neb.
Instant wakeboarding success; 3 choice wakeboards under $300; 5 ways to rig a boat for fishing
We’ve Always Wanted to Ask
An athlete can be a fisherman — but does it work the other way?