Navy commissions its newest guided missile destroyer

The latest Arleigh Burke guided missile destroyer has been commissioned. It is named after the late Cpl. Jason L. Dunham, the first Marine awarded the Medal of Honor for Operation Iraqi achat viagra belgique forum Freedom. His story is a pretty chilling one but is definitely one that makes for an honorable ship name. This clip is from the Navy’s announcement:

On April 14, 2004, Dunham’s squad was conducting a reconnaissance mission in Karabilah, Iraq, when his battalion commander’s convoy was ambushed. When Dunham’s squad approached to provide fire support, an Iraqi insurgent leapt out of a vehicle and attacked Dunham. As Dunham wrestled the insurgent ou acheter du vrai viagra sur internet to the ground, he noticed that the enemy fighter had a grenade in his hand. Dunham immediately alerted his fellow Marines, and when the enemy dropped the live grenade, Dunham took off his Kevlar helmet, covered the grenade, and threw himself on top to smother the blast. In an ultimately selfless act of courage, in which he was mortally wounded, he saved the lives of two fellow Marines.

Best of luck to everyone on the Navy’s newest ship.


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Posted on: November 16th, 2010 at 8:07 am

Lucas Oil World Finals

I always appreciate a great photo gallery of people doing things with a boat I wouldn’t be caught dead doing. I love doing some drag racing on land, but that’s because the asphalt doesn’t have waves. But that’s a great reason that watching drag boat racing is so fun. This is a great gallery of viagra sans ordonnance drag boat racing pictures that are extremely high resolution and very detailed. Definitely worth looking through the whole gallery, I saved a few for wallpaper they were so good. Especially check out the picture near the end with the big rooster tail and green exhaust flames.

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Posted on: November 12th, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Go fast boats terrorize housewife

In2Deep from Austin Boat Forums posted this entertaining video of a slew of go fast boats ripping down a narrow channel on the way to the Florida Keys. There’s some seriously excellent boats in this video. I love the boats, but I also think it is pretty entertaining listening to this old lady freaking out about these boats cruising by. Apparently they were having a quiet day fishing in this channel and it was abruptly interrupted by these guys on their way to Key West.


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Posted on: November 9th, 2010 at 6:40 pm

Making sure your interior doesn’t turn in to Mold City over the winter

Boater Life has written up a handy guide to help you make sure mold and other nastiness doesn’t take over your boat’s cabin over the long (or short) winter. The author has several good tips to keep in mind when locking things down for the season. Check it out here at Boater Life.


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Posted on: November 4th, 2010 at 5:47 pm

Great lake destinations: Lake Powell

Tony Ferris from C-Brats Online! has posted a really great set of pictures from his trip to Lake Powell with his C-Dory boat. Some really fantastic photos of rain and the resulting waterfalls coming off the cliffs. I am sure the heavy rain can make for some hairy times on the lake, but it definitely pays off in awesome pictures.

Check it out here at C-Brats Online!


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Posted on: October 26th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

Year in review picture gallery according to BajaBabe

BajaBabe has posted her summer’s worth of great boating pictures on Lake Pirates and it’s worth a look. It looks like they had a blast. Lots of boating and a lot of partying happened for them this summer.

Check out all the pictures here.


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Posted on: October 20th, 2010 at 8:02 am

Asian carp ASSAULT

Usually you need a fishing pole and a fair amount of patience to catch a fish. It appears on this lake you can catch fish with a great swing of a baseball bat or a net hanging over the side of the boat. Towards the end the fish are so excited they decide to jump right in the captain’s lap.

Asian Carp Storm Fishermen’s Boat – Watch more Funny Videos


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Posted on: October 5th, 2010 at 5:16 pm

Checkmate adds 55 MPH 20 ft model

Boatermouth is reporting that Checkmate is adding a 20 ft V-bottom model powered by a 115 HP outboard capable of speeds reaching 55 MPH. It will cost you $29,995 for the new 2000 BXR. More details are coming soon. This should be a fairly inexpensive way to get on the water and go fast. Doug Smith, Checkmate’s owner compares the model to a Bayliner:

“With the 115-hp engine, the boat runs 55 mph and gives the buyer a real performance-boating experience,” said Smith. “If you put the same buyer in a Bayliner, the boat runs 35 mph—it’s a slug. And when he goes to sell it, it won’t be worth anything.”


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Posted on: October 1st, 2010 at 8:17 am

Lake Travis: On the water boat show

The folks that bring the Austin Boat Show to Austin have put together an on the water boat show at Lake Travis. You can find the show at Carlos n Charlies with some added capacity by adjoining Emerald Point Marina. It looks like all the largest dealers in the area will be in attendance. After a long day of looking at boats you can listen to live music on Friday and Saturday night at Carlos n Charlies.


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Posted on: September 30th, 2010 at 8:26 am

Turbocharged F-150 in 2011

When it comes to pulling your boat, if your boat is of any considerable weight, most buyers would only consider a V8 engine. Ford is hoping that buyers will consider a turbo V6 before an entry level V8 from one of the other automakers. Autoblog summarizes the new engine choices:

Let’s start with the base engine, which quite thankfully puts the old 248-horsepower 4.6-liter, two-valve V8 out to pasture. The new 3.7-liter V6 powerplant may be down two cylinders from the mill it replaces, but it’s a much more modern design. Plus, with 302 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque, it’s also significantly more powerful.

Check out the rest of the article at Autoblog.


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Posted on: September 28th, 2010 at 8:02 am

Great looking fish, I mean women

I hate to be one to advance stereotypes, but a photo gallery full of women fishing it like finding a gallery full of women regularly checking their engine oil. Not exactly something you are going to see every weekend. HOWEVER! Both are something that’s wonderful to see whenever it happens.

Someone at Uncoached has seen lightning strike not once, not twice but a couple dozen times. You can see the rest of these photos here.


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Posted on: September 23rd, 2010 at 4:27 am

State of the Party Boating Union: Fall Edition

In many parts of the country, Labor Day signals the end of the boating season and this post is not about them. There’s a lot of positives about party boating in the Fall in a warm climate:

It is a changing of the season, but there’s a lot of positives and the dedicated won’t be deterred by a few less degrees on the thermometer.


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Posted on: September 21st, 2010 at 7:35 am

Party cove anchoring guide

The foundation for any day of having fun in your favorite party cove is a solid anchoring job. Party cove anchoring is different than typical anchoring for a couple reasons. Mainly because the boats around you change and it will usually will get more crowded. So as the cove fills in, you’re going to have to change your strategy.

Here’s a few tips to keep you nicely anchored and make sure nobody is flipping you off for being a jerk:

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Posted on: September 20th, 2010 at 2:10 am

Quick n’ Dirty Boat Building Contest

Madisonville, LA is home to the Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival on Oct 23 and 24. You guessed it, it’s a celebration of boats from a simpler time. Before fiberglass and triple digit top speeds on water. This is great and all, but I don’t think this is the interesting part. I’m interested in the Quick n’ Dirty Boat Building Contest. This contest pits teams of costumed amateur boat builders against each other in improvised boats. They have 14 hours to build their boats from the materials given to them. After the boat is completed, they are pitted against each other to row 100 yards to a buoy and sail 100 yards back. Sounds like a blast!

Check out the website to see more information and their pictures from past events.


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Posted on: September 15th, 2010 at 6:40 am

Featured boat: In2Deep’s Nordic 28 Heat

august-boat-2010-094 In2Deep is a regular from the online performance boat world and has a beautiful Nordic 28 Heat. We were out cruising Lake Travis recently and spotted him up near Pace Bend Park. We were all headed the same direction and inevitably, In2Deep opened the taps and showed us what the Nordic could do! We snapped several pictures as he went shooting by our boat. Check out the photo gallery here.


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Posted on: September 14th, 2010 at 1:11 am

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