Monthly Archives: December 2014

Texas Marine Team Christmas Party

Texas Marine celebrated its annual Christmas Party today with everything from Turkey and Ham to Etouffee, Gumbo and Tamales! You name it they served it up. Everyone was in attendance and a Christmas Feast was served up at all 3 locations! Here are just a few highlights from the party! Merry Christmas!

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250 Chaparral SunCoast

The 250 Chaparral SunCoast is a deck boat that is huge in popularity, due to the fact that they hold so many people, 14 in this case, and do so while still being able to handle coastal conditions better than pontoon boats with comparable capacities. With outboard power, the 250 SunCoast OB is able to add even more interior space without sacrificing performance or handling.

Key Features

  • Wide band gelcoat in Black, Blue, Fire Red or Stealth Grey
  • Black, Blue, Fire Red, Graphite, or Sand interior color packages
  • Bow lounge cushions with storage
  • Built-in 140 qt. insulated cooler underneath
  • Table with side mount bases in the cockpit and bow
  • U-Shaped aft lounge seating with large storage compartment
  • Premium sound system
  • Integral Swim Platform
  • Color-coordinated Bimini top with windscreen and logo boot

Chaparral created the 250 SunCoast OB to meet the needs of boaters looking to acquire a premium deckboat with outboard power. Our tests show her to have the trademark Chaparral handling along with quality treatments to the interior that we’ve now come to expect from the brand.To see the boat test run on the 250 Chaparral SunCoast by BoatTest.com article with accompanying video of the boats test ……………….Click Here

Don’t Pick Up Hitchhikers On Your Boat

Protecting our water resources can be as simple as washing and drying off your boat before leaving the ramp.  Aquatic hitchhikers are harmful plants, animals and other organisms that are invasive to many water bodies and when established in a water body, can create dramatic changes. Here is a great little article on dealing with aquatic hitchhikers on your boat from the folks at Take Me Fishing. We will post the link to the original article at the bottom of this blog post. Don’t Pick Up Hitchhikers On Your Boat!

What can you do?  Read through the handy tips from Trailer Boats Magazine and learn about some of the more prevalent hitchhikers and what you can do to prevent others from entering our lakes, rivers and streams. Check out Trailer Boats Magazine to learn more about boating today.

Why should we protect our waters from invasive organisms?  Because these hitchhikers can:

Content Provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Recipes Series: Smoked Mackerel Chip Dip

    • Place 3 tblspns bacon fat on medium heat.
    • Once hot add 1 cup chopped yellow onion, 1/4 cup chopped red bellpeppers, 2 tblspns minced garlic and 4 chopped green onions sauteing until onions are clear.
    • Then add the 3 tblspns of parsley, 1/2 tsp. cayenne, 2 tsp onion powder, 2 tsp tarragon, 2 tblspns lemon juice and last but not least 2 1/2 tblspns dijon mustard.

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    • Allow to cook about 3 more minutes before cooling.
    • In a separate bowl mix 1 cup Italian bread crumbs, 3 tblspn Italian dressing, 1/2 cup grated cheese mixing well and set it aside.
    • Gently fold 8 ozs of cream cheese, 1 lbs. smoked mackerel into the mix that has been cooling.
    • Mix well and spread into baking dish.
    • Top with the bread crumb mixture. Bake at 400 until warmed through and browned on top.

This one makes an incredible chip dip for that next big fish fry!

Recipe by: Chef Burney Young