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Saltwater Fishing Reel Maintenance & Care

Steve Leary

Charter captain & MFCC member

Lets pretend for a moment that it's late June and the early morning bite has been on with big bass crushing surface plugs and inhaling slow trolled live baits.

It's predawn, conditions are prefect, with the moon sinking and the sun yet to crack the horizon. You have been up for hours anticipating this long-awaited trip. 

You arrive at your favorite spot either by walking up over the dune or slowly maneuvering your boat toward an inlet. The air is still, and the sea surface is like glass, only interrupted by the swirls of huge fish. 

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Simple Safety Tips For Boating & Fishing Off Cape Cod

Steve Leary

Charter captain & MFCC member

As I prepare Wingman for another charter season, my primary focus is on safety as it relates to the overall condition of safety gear, hull, propulsion, electronic and fuel systems.

I am a firm believer in preventive maintenance, and would like to share some of my tips.

My mate and I are in the process of completing a bow to stern, top to bottom inspection of Wingman.  Every raw and fresh water, fuel and oil interface (connections, clamps and hoses) are inspected and replaced if corrosion, deterioration or damage is found.

The same applies to the electric system where corroded or loose conections or chafed wires can lead to system anomalies or become a potential fire hazard.

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