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CAROLINA SKIFF 25 LS

Fresh off a successful launch at the recent Miami Boat Show this past February, Carolina skiff has introduced an “evolutionary” new lineup of LS series center console that include models sized 17, 19, 21, 23 and 25 feet. For this review, we’re going to focus on the largest and current queen of the new fleet, the 25 LS. Starting with the design, the LS Series features a fresh, new look with a complete inner liner that’s bonded to the outside hull. Not only does the boat’s handling and performance improve with the liner’s added stiffness and rigidity, but its molded-in bow boxes and stern compartments increase on-board storage. The LS Series’ spacious front and rear decks can be used for fishing, but add some optional cushions and it’s now a sun bather’s delight. Each of the new LS models, from the 17 to the 25, comes with a molded-in swim platform and ladder for easy access in and out of the water when it’s time to spend some quality time at the beach or pursuing your favorite water sport activities.
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BOAT SENSE: WINTERIZING TIPS

A thorough winterization on your ride typically insures a smooth start-up come springtime; The Fisherman's November edition of Boat Sense focuses on tips and tricks for winterizing your boat’s major systems.
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BOAT SENSE: THREE-SEASON SPORTFISHERS

When the weather turns snotty, these true three-season fishing machines will provide the protection you need to keep on fishing.
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BOAT SENSE: ADDING FUNCTIONAL LUXURY TO YOUR BOAT

What is luxury on a sport fishing or family boat? Ask any 10 owners and you are likely to get an equal number of answers, with a laundry list of "functional luxury" must have additions for your boat, from bow thrusters to thru-stern windlass.
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BOAT SENSE: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT REPOWERING

In The Fisherman's August installment of our monthly Boat Sense feature, Capt. John Raguso looks at the benefits of repowering with some of the latest technological advancements from the world of outboard engines.
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BOAT SENSE: MAXIMIZING RANGE, SPEED & FISHING TIME

The Fisherman's "Boat Sense" column for July looks at your boat’s optimum fuel economy and realistic range, the secrets to knowing how far you can travel and how much fishing time you will get.


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BOAT SENSE: HIGH PERFORMANCE CENTER CONSOLES

Be first at the canyon, last to leave the bite, and still be back at the weigh station with time to spare with the new breed of high performance center consoles; a June "Boat Sense" spotlight in The Fisherman Magazine.


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BOAT SENSE: NORTHEAST INSHORE FISHING BOATS

The Fisherman Magazine's monthly "Boat Sense" feature for May spotlights northeast inshore fishing boats and what makes each layout unique in its singular focus to gets rods bending.


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BOAT SENSE: FAMILY FISHING BOATS

The ideal family fishing boat can go a long way toward building a lifetime of lasting memories, and the latest installment from The Fisherman's 2017 Boat Sense series looks at some family-friendly layouts.
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BOAT SENSE: INSHORE FISHING BOATS

In this installment of The Fisherman Magazine’s monthly “Boat Sense” series for 2017, Capt. John Raguso breaks down the finer points of the ideal inshore fishing boat for Northeast and Mid-Atlantic anglers.
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2017 BOAT BUYER'S GUIDE

It's a good time to be a boater and a prospective boat-buyer with steady and reasonable fuel prices, a plentiful domestic supply of oil and the fall's political hysteria behind us.
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