Boating journalist, Jeff Webster, has launched a new edition of his Fitting Out For Bay & Coastal Fishing magazine. Available now from leading newsagents (and online at www.jeffwebster.com.au ), this 148 page publication is a comprehensive guide to buying a new boat and setting it up for fishing.
Fitting Out For Bay & Coastal Fishing (2nd Edition) contains hundreds of valuable tips and techniques for setting up power boats between 4.5 m and 9.0 m in length. This full colour publication has chapters on a variety of topics - including tackle storage, rod holders and rod racks, live bait tanks, berley buckets, outrigger fishing, bait cutting boards, depth sounders, GPS navigators, trailers & accessories and more.
Particularly interesting reading are the chapters The Ultimate Fishing Cuddy and Crossing A Bar Safely . The latter is timely given the growing number of Aussies now buying a boat for the first time. The chapter covers seamanship, boat handling, and the do's and don'ts of crossing a bar - invaluable information for boating newcomers.
In The Ultimate Fishing Cuddy chapter the author considers the features most desirable in a cuddy cabin intended for coastal and offshore fishing. Does the perfect fishing cuddy exist? Topics include boat size, cabin vs cockpit size, cockpit design, boat handling, ride, performance, and more.
For new boat buyers , Fitting Out For Bay & Coastal Fishing has informative chapters on buying a new boat, choosing a layout, and buying a new outboard or sterndrive. Subjects explored in the two engine chapters include single vs twin outboards, petrol and diesel sterndrives, outboard brands and models,
Following the boat set-up chapters is a major boat buyer's guide section. In this edition of Fitting Out For Bay & Coastal Fishing , there are reviews on the boats produced by 50 of Australia 's best boat manufacturers and distributors. In this section you'll find an enormous variety of craft - from 4.5 m centre console and runabouts, through to 9.0 m powered catamarans. If you can't find the perfect new boat in this magazine, then you never will!
With 148 pages, fifteen chapters, and hundreds of colour photographs, Fitting Out For Bay & Coastal Fishing is a fascinating and informative read. If you're buying a new boat, or setting up an existing rig, grab a copy of this magazine. For under ten bucks, you can't go wrong!
Priced at just $9.95, Fitting Out For Bay & Coastal Fishing (2nd Edition) is available now at newsagents and on the internet at www.jeffwebster.com.au . Copies can also be ordered direct from the publisher by sending a cheque or money order for $10.95 (includes $1.00 postage) to Jeff Webster, PO Box 344 , Labrador QLD 4215. For more information, telephone or fax (07) 5594-0898.