The wind is blowing 15 knots on the beam, seas are flat, the sun glitters on the water, and Zora powers along toward tonight's anchorage—a secluded cove on a tropical island. We'll arrive in plenty of time for a relaxing swim before dinner. What could make this day any better? What about pulling in a sublimely fresh z mahimahi, wahoo, or yellowfin tuna en route? Since going cruising, Neil, my g husband, and I have been doing that more times than we ever imagined. |
When we began our cruise in 2004, leaving our home in Maine bound for the i
Caribbean aboard Zora, our 1981 New Hampshire Mariner 39 sloop, Neil and I £
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Lets start by identifying what exactly certain boats are. Sometimes the terminology can get lost on beginners, so well look at some of the most common boats and what theyre called. These boats are exactly what the name implies. They are meant to be used for fishing. Most fishing boats are powered by outboard motors, and many also have a trolling motor mounted on the bow. Bass boats can be made of aluminium or fibreglass.