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Important Boat Maintenance

Important Boat Maintenance

Boat Maintenance Basics: Keep a Dry Boat A moist boat is a boat that will require more repairs and maintenance than should be necessary.  Do not let your boat remain...

boat trailer maintenance

Boat Trailer Maintenance

Pay Attention to Your Boat’s Trailer Boat trailers are usually out of sight when behind a truck or when supporting a boat so they tend to be out of mind. ...

boating for beginners

10 Boating Tips for Beginners

1. Invest in Quality Boating Gear If you’ve never been boating before, you may not know what essentials you’ll want to have on board. Based on feedback from experienced recreational...

saltwater fishing

Saltwater Fishing Guide

Saltwater Fishing Types Saltwater fishing destinations are varied.  Some fish in saltwater from beach sand.  Others take cover from the sun below a pier for saltwater fishing.  Some fishermen have...

boating through a hurricane

How to Secure a Boat for a Hurricane

Preparing for an Evacuation Is Critical Get ready for hurricane season. Make a plan that takes into account yourself, your loved ones, and any pets you may have aboard. Make...

docked pontoon boat

Tips for Docking a Boat

Mentally Prepare for the Challenge of Docking Your Boat Boat docking requires significant forethought to ensure you secure the vessel the right way on the first try.  Begin by printing...

Boat Navigation Lights

What Are Boat Navigation Lights?

Types of Navigation Lights Think of the different types of lights on your boat as you might the lights on your car. Lights used for navigation on boats include: Stern...

life ring, lifebuoy ring, marine ring signifying safety while boating and/or swimming

National Safe Boating Week is May 20-26, 2023

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Parts of a Boat

Important Terms for Boat Owners

Boating Lingo Explained Whether you are a boating newbie, a veteran of the industry or are considering buying a boat, it is in your interest to know the industry’s verbiage. ...

Boat Storage

Pros and Cons of 12 Different Boat Storage Options

Outdoor Storage If you store a vessel outside, it won’t have the best protection against sunlight, pests, severe weather, thieves or vandals. You may need to spend money on marine...