PartsVu Xchange Talks Boating & Fishing

PartsVu Xchange Talks Boating & Fishing

PartsVu Xchange Talks Boating is a bi-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.


March 21, 2023 24 min

Chris Albert, the general manager of Fortress Marine Anchors,  rejoined PartsVu Xchange Talks Boating to discuss more advanced anchoring topics.

If you missed our Basics of Anchoring a Boat episode - check it out.

In this advanced boat anchoring episode, we discussed:

  • Types of anchor materials
  • Secondary anchoring configurations
  • Adjusting anchor flukes
  • Riding out a storm at anchor

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Rigging Specialist Sean Clayton joined PartsVu Xchange Talks Boating to discuss the ins and outs of rigging and outfitting a boat with gadgets, accessories, and necessities that can take boating and fishing to the next level.  

Sean is a seasoned angler with four years of experience on the Clemson Bass Fishing team.  Sean is preparing to hit the professional tournament scene in the upcoming year while concurrently working at Palmett...

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March 7, 2023 14 min

Turner Burwick with Star brite joined PartsVu Xchange Talks Boating to discuss salt. Specifically, the problems salt causes and how to remove and manage it.

We discussed:

  • The problems salt causes
  • Select freshwater boaters need to manage salt too
  • Methods for removing salt and preventing corrosion
  • Salt and marine electronics
  •  Non-marine salt management applications

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Cody Ryan Greaney joined PartsVu Xchange Talks Boating. Cody is a professional angler and co-host of The Outdoor Zone, the number-one outdoor radio show in Texas. Most importantly, he is a devoted husband and father.

We discussed:

  • Cody's upcoming Major League Fishing season
  • Changes to MLF's tournament structure
  • Tournament strategy for the 2023 season
  • The Outdoor Zone

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February 21, 2023 28 min

Chris Albert, the general manager of Fortress Marine Anchors,  joined PartsVu Xchange Talks Boating to discuss the basics of anchoring a boat.

Anchoring is one of those tricky areas of boating—it seems really simple, but there is more than meets the eye. A lack of anchoring knowledge can, at best, lead to quite a bit of frustration. At worst, it can be quite dangerous.

We discussed:

  • Basic types of anchors
  • Ancho...
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Don Morse, founder and president of Autism Anglers, joined PartsVu Xchange Talks Boating to discuss the organization, how it started, and the incredible impact it has had on this condition and the fishing community.

Autism Anglers' mission is to bring awareness and acceptance to autism through the sport of fishing. Their goal is to educate anglers about autism and to use fishing as a calming therapy for those on the autistic sp...

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Ryan Kirkpatrick, a sales manager with Precision Sonar, joined PartsVu Xchange Talks Boating to talk about The LEASH. The LEASH is a patented solution that is saving high-speed boaters' lives - folks like tournament anglers and watersports enthusiasts.

The LEASH is a patented solution engineered to reduce the risk of an outboard motor flipping into the cockpit in the event of an underwater collision with a submerged ...

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January 31, 2023 42 min

Carl Blackwell, the former president of Discover Boating and a recent boating industry innovation judge, joined PartsVu Xchange Talks Boating to discuss the state of boating and industry trends.

We discussed:

  • Interest in boating post-pandemic
  • Growth in the very big and very small
  • Technology-driven boating experiences
  • Growth of boat clubs
  • Growth in the size and utilization of outboard engines
  • Electric boats/electric boat mot...
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Jerron Wosel, the President at YakGear joined PartsVu Xchange Talks Boating to talk about areas for more experienced kayak anglers to think about to upgrade the performance and comfort of their kayaks.

YakGear is an industry-leading supplier of kayak equipment, paddle sports accessories, and boat mounting accessories.

We discussed:

  • Where the sport of kayak fishing is heading
  • Best opportunities for more experienced kayak a...
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PartVu Xchange Talks Boating spoke with Ashley Deming, the Director of Education and Administration for the Michigan Maritime Museum about the museum’s role in bringing the history of the Great Lakes alive. Their new exhibit, Full Steam Ahead: The Golden Age of Great Lakes Passenger Steamships provides a view into an era that not many people know much about.

The Michigan Maritime Museum is located in South Haven, Michigan. It is one...

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Professional bass angler, Garrett Paquette, joined PartsVu Xchange Talks Boating to talk about the difference between competing in Bassmaster Opens versus Bassmaster Elite Series tournaments.

While the goal is the same across the two tournament series - the five biggest fish each day - the strategies for succeeding within the two tournament trails are quite different.

Garrett breaks down the differences and discus...

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Jerron Wosel, the President at YakGear joined PartsVu Xchange Talks Boating to talk about things for beginner kayak anglers to think about when outfitting their kayaks.

Kayak fishing was growing rapidly in popularity well before the pandemic, but as everyone was looking for outdoor activities during the pandemic, the sport exploded. There are a lot of newer kayak anglers out there and the numbers are growing by the day. 


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November 28, 2022 14 min

Matt Adams. a tournament bass angler from Lexington, Tennessee joined PartsVu Xchange Talks Boating again. This time we talk about his view on marine electronics.

During this episode, we discussed:

  • Matt's electronics set up
  • His view on marine electronics technology selection decisions
  • His view on using marine electronics
  • Tournament controversy

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November 22, 2022 27 min

Bob Denison, the President and Founder of Denison Yachting, joined PartsVu Xchange Talks Boating to discuss how yachting is a bit more accessible than first meets the eye.

Megayachts that cost staggering amounts of money might receive much of the attention in the yachting world. However,  it is possible to yacht much more affordably.

In this episode, we discussed:

  • Affordable yachting - what are we really talkin...
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November 15, 2022 21 min

Eric Hahn, the Director of Sales and Marketing at Star brite joined PartsVu Xchange Talks Boating.

Star brite is a leading manufacturer of cleaning and care products, engine maintenance products for boats, as well as automotive and RVs.

This episode addresses the science behind marine fuel management. In short, how to maintain fuel in your boat during the season when you are actively using your boat and how to s...

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Brian Fox, the founder of Angler Armor joined PartsVu Xchange Talks Boating. 

Brian lives in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and is a retired firefighter who enjoys the outdoors, especially being around water and is also a gadget guy who loves electronics.

He saw the increasing problem of marine theft. Boats, motors, rods and reels, electronics being stolen. So, he decided to use his love of electronics to do something about it.

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October 25, 2022 23 min

Jeff Queen, co-founder of Dock D-Fender joined PartsVu Xchange Talks Boating to discuss the latest innovation in docking. 

Jeff is from Catawba, North Carolina. He's an engineer by trade but started Queen Tackle a handful of years ago as his son KJ Queen became serious about his fishing career, first in college. KJ is now a professional angler fishing the Bass Master Elite series. 

Jeff loves to take a produc...

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High school senior, Drew Bradstreet, joined PartsVu Xchange Talks Boating. 

Drew and his brother, Kamden, recently had a very successful showing at the 2022 Abu Garcia Bassmaster High School National Championship, which was held on Lake Hartwell in South Carolina. 

In the episode, we discussed:

  • What caused Drew to become so fascinated by bass fishing
  •  How the 2022 Abu Garcia Bassmaster High School National Champ...
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Captain Frank Lecardo, the Owner of the Naples School of Boating, joined PartsVu Exchange Talks Boating to discuss the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, specifically, the impact on small businesses in the region.

Frank lives and works in the Naples, Florida area, one of the areas hit very hard by Hurricane Ian.

We discussed:

  • The state of Southwest Florida
  • The impact on the upcoming season
  • The impact on small businesse...
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Lance Lehew, the co-founder of Trolling Mate, joined PartsVu Xchange Talks Boating.

As Lance spent more time on time water in recent years, it became obvious to him that the system most offshore anglers use to manage their lures is fraught with a lot of frustration. After trying a number of different solutions to solve the problem, the idea for the Ready Bucket was born!

We discussed: 

  • The frustrations that le...
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