Ritchie Howell is perhaps one of the most interesting builders in sportfishing. While Ritchie is a pleasure to talk to, his boats speak for themselves. In this Dock Talk, Howell breaks down his boat building philosophy and describes all that goes in to making a Ritchie boat.
Release Marine is a custom woodworking facility, specializing in fighting chairs and handmade sport fishing equipment. All Release products are tailored with the highest quality materials— stainless steal hardware, true Burmese teak, hand-sewn upholstery and ultra hi-end marine grade finishes—all that Release Marine has come to be known for.
In this Dock Talk edition: Release Marine Vice President, Matt Hecht, walks us through their Savannah, GA shop. Here’s a look at the step-by-step process for what goes in to developing and designing all their products.
Everything you need to fish. Rupp Top Guns are the perfect outrigger for T-Tops, half-towers and hardtops. Rupp offers three patented models, all of them are easy to use, easy to service and made in the USA. Here’s an in-shop dock talk video with Rupp Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Ron Karpanty, giving us an inside look of the Top Gun product line.
Top Gun outrigging kits include any Rupp bolt-in Top Gun base, telescoping outrigger pole and a premium rigging kit. Check out this video with Branden Ziemba at Coastal Outrigging installing the Z-30 Top Gun, gear drive outrigger.
White’s Tackle is a full service tackle store located in Ft. Pierce and Stuart Florida. The staff are knowledgeable anglers who’ve fished the globe learning the secrets from the best captains and crews, and will be glad to pass them on to you. For over 90 years White’s Tackle has been outfitting inshore and offshore anglers from all over with the best tackle and service imaginable. If you have any questions feel free to call the Fort Pierce Store at 772-461-6909 or the Stuart Store 772-266-4010 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In this Dock Talk edition, President Doug Miller of St. Lucie Battery & Tire, showcases their line and services for marine batteries. Whatever your needs are, St. Lucie Battery & Tire has the marine batteries you need! Providing professional installation, dock side delivery, same or next service across Florida.
AIRMAR Technology Corporation, the leader in the manufacture of transducers, is a proud sponsor of the Captain of the Year East Coast Division.
When it comes to transducers, there is much more to it than meets the eye. In this edition of InTheBite Dock Talk, Airmar’s Marketing Director Craig Cushman provides an overview of how to determine the best package of transducers for your sportfishing program.
InTheBite presented the AIRMAR East Coast Division Captain of the Year award at the Bohicket Billfish Tournament captains meeting. Congratulations to Captain Alan Neiford and crew aboard Mister Pete, they had an awesome year! In addition to the recognition he receives from InTheBite, AIRMAR rewarded an additional prize of $2,000 because the boat was equipped with an AIRMAR transducer.
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON and DEERFIELD BEACH, FLORIDA (USA) – Premier Marine Power Generation, Climate Control & Refrigeration Products Manufacturer Northern Lights, Inc. (NLI) is pleased to announce the development and introduction of our new, industry leading Technicold ice maker:
- ROBUST DESIGN WITH STEADY ICE PRODUCTION OUTPUT RATED AT 500 POUNDS PER DAY
- MARINE GRADE STAINLESS STEEL, COMMERCIAL GRADE QUALITY
- PROFESSIONAL, MEGA-YACHT FINISH
- PRODUCES HIGHER ICE YIELDS THAN COMPETITIVE MODELS AT DESIGN TEMPERATURES
- SAFETY PROTECTIONS FOR ALL SYSTEM COMPONENTS
- ELECTRONIC MONITORING AND OPERATION
- PRIMARY AND SECONDARY WATER FILTRATION PROVIDED
- COMPACT, MODULAR DESIGN BUILT FOR EASY HOOK-UP, MAINTENANCE, AND SERVICE
- DESIGNED FOR EASE OF INSTALLATION
First units are expected to be available the end of Q2, with pricing to be announced in the near future.
A future model which produces 1000 pounds of ice per day is expected to be announced by the end of the year.
Sam Hill, President of Northern Lights, adds: “We are proud to bring this new ice machine to the market in our continued efforts to provide the most reliable, durable, and highest quality products. As a leader in the Marine industry for over 60 years, we maintain our focus, drive and passion to provide the best marine power generation and climate control/ refrigeration solutions to fulfill our customers’ needs and to enhance their boating experience for generations to come.”
For more information about Northern Lights and Technicold products, visit www.technicold.com.
Builder Ritchie Howell provides a guided walk through of the “Galatea”— a 60′ vessel he built seven years ago. Listed with Michael Rafferty of IYC, the Galatea is a beautiful boat whose story is told by the man who built her.
Panama’s Tropic Star Lodge has been a staple of the sportfishing landscape since 1963. The present is a very interesting time at Tropic Star.
This all access pass provides a look at one of the most unique and historic fishing operations in the world:
Read Tradition and Trajectory at Tropic Star in our latest issue of InTheBite
Ensure a trouble-free maintenance experience with Bye Bye Barnacle. The systems need to be flushed every 1 ½ months to avoid buildup of marine growth especially in warm waters and warmer climates. The flush unit is plumbed into the supply and return manifolds of the air conditioning and refrigeration systems. The flush unit is plumbed to on board fresh water system for filling and pumped overboard for draining contents overboard.
Check out this video tutorial on Bye Bye Barnacle by AugustWorks:
Bye Bye Barnacle is currently the only proven permanently installed flush unit on the market.
- Save thousands on yearly flushes
- Flushing takes mere hours, not all day
- 1-year warranty on flush unit