Best Jet Skis

A wise man once said money cannot buy happiness. But we challenge you to try and be grumpy when riding a jet ski! It is just impossible. They are that much fun. In this article we are going to look at the best brands of jet skis and give you a whole list to look at. Though they don’t cost as much as most boats, jet skis are not cheap. That is why it makes sense to do your research. You don’t want to pick one out willy nilly. And be careful about going to a dealership because they may sell you one that has a lot of wear and tear. The bottom line? Take your time and do your research that is all we are saying. That being said, it is hard to go wrong with the top two brands: Sea-Doo and Yamaha.

Here are the top 5 best jet skis money can buy:

#1 Sea-Doo RXP-X 255

#2 Sea-Doo 2009 GTX iS Limited

#3 Yamaha Waverunner FZR

#4 Yamaha Waverunner FX SHO

#5 Yamaha Superjet Standup

Top 5 Fishing Kayaks

A lot of fishers we know are somewhat against buying a fishing kayak. However, that stigma may be changing. Kayaks are a way to get some exercise in while doing what we love the most: fish! There isn’t a more affordable way to get out on the water and get fishing either. Instead of dropping $10,000 or more on a motor powered boat, you can get out on the water for $200 or even less and get yourself one of the best fishing kayaks. Another thing folks are concerned about is if kayaking is too hard for them. Your first day out will be difficult but that only lasts for an hour or so while you master the rowing aspect. After that you’ll be shooting around in no time and can quickly get to your favorite fishing spots, or go exploring for new ones. You fit into smaller spaces and can make just about any embankment into a landing spot.

There are a lot of fishing kayaks out there and a lot will depend if you are looking for a fancy angler kayak or just something basic and inflatable to go around a smaller lake in. Some fishing kayaks you can even mount a trolling motor such as a Sevylor to that will really help you get around. Two person kayaks are a blast if you have a fishing buddy that you always go with. Plus, you can make him do all the rowing work!

#1 Coleman Colorado 2-Person Fishing Kayak

Coleman Colorado 2-Person Fishing KayakThis is probably the best 2-person fishing kayak for the money. You can take it just about anywhere and it is durable enough for all day fishing trips wherever you like to fish. The multiple air chambers act as backup in case of an accident. Punctures will be rare though, this material is very thick and there’s also a nylon cover to protect the thick PVC. It has paddle holders so you can use both hands to handle all the fishing gear. The great thing about this is it has a fitting for a trolling motor in case you want to buy a motor for it.

#2 Coleman Quikpak K1

Coleman Quikpak K1Coleman also has the K1 Quikpak for lone wolf fishers who like their peace and quiet. Sometimes there just isn’t anything like the quiet and stillness of an early fishing trip. For under $150 Coleman can get you started with their single kayak. It is quick to set up and pack up. The thing about this is that there isn’t much room for fishing gear, so you’ll have to make do with just a handful of select items.

#3 Sevylor Tahiti Hunt and Fish Kayak

Sevylor Tahiti Hunt and Fish KayakThis is a low cost option for a two person fishing kayak. You could also probably go solo in this kayak. The seats in this kayak are adjustable so you can lean back and enjoy the ride when you get tired of rowing. This kayak is ideal for small lakes, ponds, or very slow moving rivers. It is not as durable as the Coleman Colorado, but it will still get you to that little fishing spot where you found a fish or two.

#4 Hobie Pro Angler 14

Hobie Pro Angler 14If you’re really serious, you can get the full package from Hobie. This one is a doozy. These guys make some of the best kayaks money can buy. This uses pedal drive technology, so your legs do most the work while your hands and arms are free. Horizontal and vertical storage is available for up to 4 rods. There’s a tackle storage area located in the vessel as well.

#5 Lifetime 10 Foot Sport Fisher Tandem Kayak

Lifetime Sport Fisher KayakThis is a step up from the Coleman Quikpak K1 we talked about earlier. This kayak can fit up to 3 people but it is ideal for a single fisher. A 10 foot fishing kayak is perfect for small lakes and ponds. It has a dry storage compartment for all your fishing stuff. If you need to you can stand up and put your feet in the grooves on either edge. Also there are all sorts of trays to put items you need to have close at hand.

Top 10 Fish Finders of 2015

Hello everyone and welcome to the latest line up of the best fish finders on the market. Cutting Edge Marine Technology has put together this top 10 list to help you pick your next fish finder. We’ve taken care of all the hard work for you so you don’t have to spend hours shopping. You will see all the top brands in this list including Lowrance, Garmin, Humminbird, and more.

#1 Lowrance Elite-5x HDILowrance Elite-5x HDI

The Lowrance Elite-5X HDI can actually go up to 1000 feet deep with its 250 watt and 50 kHz specifications. All units from the X line of Lowrance fish finders are great but the 5x is a good middle ground. The split screen is nice when you are using the downscan feature combined with traditional sonar viewing. You can actually go up to three panel viewing with this fish finder.

#2Garmin Echo 551dv Garmin Echo 551dv

The Garmin Echo 551dvb is one of the most advanced units in the Garmin line up. Most people think this is the best fish finder under $300 bucks. It has a giant, crystal clear 5 inch display. The premium display is matched with accurate fishing sonar powered by a 500 watt transducer. This enables fishers to go as deep as about 2500 feet.

Humminbird 859ci HD GPS Sonar#3 Humminbird 859ci HD GPS/Sonar

The Humminbird 859ci HD GPS and Sonar unit has a huge 7 inch display. This LCD panel is really nice even if your vision is hindered by direct sunlight. How many watts? 4,000 watt output gets the job done here. You’re also getting GPS technology with this unit and you’ll find built in cartography features. You can save waypoints and sonar recordings, etc.

#4 Garmin Echo 100Garmin Echo 100

The Garmin Echo 100 is a basic model and shows imaging in black and white. That being said it still gets the job done and 100 watts is sufficient for many fisherman tasks. If you’re on a budget this Echo 100 isn’t a bad option. You get single beam sonar with 200 kHz. That allows you to monitor up to 600 feet depths.

#5 Raymarine DragonflyRaymarine Dragonfly

The Raymarine Dragonfly is an expensive model but has some of the features models that cost another $200-300 bucks usually have. It is easily the best fish finder at this price. If you have heard of CHIRP technology this is one of the fish finders that incorporates it. The result is very detailed pictures at a high resolution in its 5.7 inch display.

#6 Lowrance Elite-7XLowrance Elite-7X

The Lowrance Elite-7x is the top rated fish finder of 2015. You get 7 inches of screen space, it is a widescreen display. This unit has a backlight that can be used at night for night time fishing. It features 250 watts and down scan sonar features. You’ll basically have photo like imagery of what is below your vessel.

#7 Deeper Portable Fish Finder

The Deeper Portable Fish Finder is a fish finder designed to work with your smartphone. You attach this fish finder to your boat then you can view what the SONAR finds on your smartphone screen. If you have a data connection on your smartphone and fish in areas where you get good reception you’ll get a lot of other data too. If you’re not ready to spend $500+ on a dedicated unit the Deeper Portable Fish Finder is a good option.

#8Humminbird Helix 5 SI Humminbird Helix 5 SI

The Humminbird Helix 5 SI is a budget option from Humminbird. It does not have down imaging sonar but you get some good GPS with some nice maps. You’ll see over 20,000 waypoints and many routes on their mapping system. This Unit has a 200/83 kHz frequency transducer.

#9 HawkEye F33pHawkEye F33p

The HawkEye F33p may not be the most popular model but it is capable fish finder for bank and dock bound anglers. It will show fish, depth, and structure readings which come from its remote floating sensor. The best way is to mount the transducer on your pole or piling. Then aim it the way you want to check. Hey, nobody says its perfect but for under $100 bucks the HawkEye is yours.

#10 Furuno FCV-587Furuno FCV-587

The Furuno FCV-587 has a 8.4 inch color LCD, 1,000 watts, and is 50/200 kHz. That’s right it is a dual frequency unit. The display is one of the best money can buy. The bad thing is the transducer is sold separately. So you better have some big bucks to spend on fishing gear if you want to buy this unit.