PartsVu Xchange Talks Boating

9 Episodes

By: PartsVu

PartsVu Xchange Talks Boating is a weekly podcast to talk about all things boating. From new marine technologies, marine lifestyle, fishing, maintenance, safety, marine conservation, and more, PartsVu hosts interesting, fun, and thought-provoking guests from across the boating world in a relaxed and dynamic format.

Sun Protective Clothing?? Isn't Sunblock Good Enough?
Last Friday at 4:00 PM

In this episode of PartsVu Xchange Talks Boating talks with Phil Maiorano, the founder of Hook’d Fishing Gear.

Phil is an avid angler and launched Hook’d Fishing Gear to provide stylish sun protective clothing to his fellow anglers. 

In this episode, we discuss:

Fishing in the northeastDifference between sunblock and sun-protective clothingWhy anglers need both sunblock and sun-protective clothing

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Big Fish, Light Tackle on the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound

In this episode of PartsVu Xchange Talks Boating, host Tonia Becker talks with Captain Mike Roy.

Captain Mike Roy is the founder and operator of Reel Cast Charters, a fishing charter based out of Connecticut. Reel Cast Charters specializes in fishing for striper on the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound—a lot of big fish on light tackle.

In this episode, we discuss:

Northeast fall fishing tips  Fishing seasons in Connecticut and the New England region as a wholeBoats and Suzuki  outboard engines Reel Cast Charters operateSome of the most rewarding aspe...

Boat Buying - Tips from a Seasoned Pro

If you are thinking about buying a boat, this will come as no shock, but boats are expensive. For most people, the decision shouldn't be taken lightly.

PartsVu Xchange Talks Boating host, Tonia Becker, sat down Chris Judd, a senior salesperson at Naples Boat Mart in Naples, Florida. Chris has been in the marine industry for more than 29 years, so he was a perfect person to talk about longstanding considerations and some recent changes to boat buying due to supply chain challenges.

In this episode, we discuss:

How the pandemic...

Grady-White – What Is the Ultimate Boating Experience?

Grady-White is well known in the marine industry for being dedicated to the Ultimate Boating Experience. For Grady-White, this ultimate experience is rooted in safety, knowledge, and comfort.

PartsVu Xchange Talks Boating host, Tonia Becker, sat down with Shelley Tubaugh, the Vice President of Marketing, and Christian Carraway, a Product Designer for Grady-White, to unpack what the Ultimate Boating Experience means. Additionally, they discuss how a long tradition of engineering and craftsmanship, coupled with developing technology, is creating many exciting advancements. 

In this episode, we discuss:

How technology is helping t...

Fall Fishing in the Upper Midwest

Fall is one of the best fishing seasons in the Great Lakes region, so we dedicated this episode to discussing fall and late fall fishing in the Upper Midwest. We primarily focused our conversation on bass, walleye, and other species commonly pursued in the region.

Garrett Paquette, a professional angler competing within the Bassmaster Elite Series,  and Andy Smolen, part of a three-man team active in the Michigan Walleye Tour tournament series, join PartsVu host Tonia Becker for the conversation.

In this episode, we discuss:

Changing target species behaviorsChanging bait fish behaviorsBait s...

The Rewards of Tournament Fishing

There is incredible diversity in seriousness, investment, and skill levels across the fishing tournament landscape. This complexity can be a little intimidating to some anglers newer to the tournament scene. Today's conversation provides some insights for anglers sitting on the sidelines wondering how to get started. 

PartsVu Xchange Talks Boating host, Tonia Becker, sat down with Jason Land, Founder of Foothills Marine Tournament Trail, to discuss tournament fishing, what he loves about it, and how to get started.

In this episode, we discuss:

Ways to get started if you are n...

Marine Technology Trends from Yamaha Motor Corporation's Perspective

Yamaha's approach to outboard and marine technology has been fascinating as there has been a lot of focus on creating a much more integrated boating experience. The recent launch of the MyYamahaOutboards app and the evolution of Helm Master are just a couple of examples.

PartsVu Xchange Talks Boating hosts sat down with Scott Hersey, a district manager at Yamaha motor corporation, to find out the latest ways Yamaha outboard technology is transforming the experience of boating and boat ownership.

In this episode, we discuss:

How the MyYamahaOutboards...

Marine Electronics—Perspectives from a Professional Bass Angler and an Offshore Fishing Enthusiast

Garrett Paquette, a professional angler competing within the Bassmaster Elite Series, and Neil Kempf, the Electronics Specialist at Naples Boat Mart, offer two very different marine electronics perspectives.

For the Bassmaster Elite Series and tournament fishing in general, having state-of-the-art electronics is often essential for being competitive. Offshore saltwater fishing offers an entirely different set of challenges. However, in both cases, safety is a number one concern, in addition to fun and productive days fishing.

In this episode, we discuss:

Determining the specific boating electronics that fit your needsRecent advancements within the marine technology...

Boat Accident Rates Are Up - Tips for Newer Boaters

Captain Frank Lecardo, the Owner and an instructor at the Naples School of Boating,  and Phil Osborne, General Manager at Naples Boat Mart, join PartVu Xchange Talks Boating to discuss some of the things newer boaters and new boat owners need to think about.

Growth in outdoor recreational activities skyrocketed in 2020 - 310,000 new powerboats were sold - a 13-year high in new boat sales. This growth has been great but has caused some major challenges, including a lot more boat accidents. 

This episode discusses issues boaters, especially newer boaters, need to think about including: