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Poll: What is your favorite boating activity?

There are so many fun things to do in the boating world.. the only question is which one is your favorite? Are you one to grind it out and fish the waters all day long or do you just enjoy a relaxing day on the water with your family and friends? Maybe you're into scuba diving or skiing. All can [...]

Reporting Boating Accidents

Federal law requires the operator – or owner, if the operator is deceased or unable to make the report – to file a boating accident report with the State reporting authority when, as a result of an occurrence that involves a boat or its equipment:
- A person dies
- A person disappear[...]

Boston Whaler seems unsinkable once more

I've owned several Boston Whalers and I've always been happy with my purchase. Foam-filled hulls with a lot of hype about their ability to stay afloat even when sawed in half. I've seen them swamped from large waves within the Caribbean and resting gently for months while on the dock, and they've al[...]

The most important part of any boating experience: Safety

As the season is getting underway, please make it a point to carefully know your safety equipment and inspect each piece since those aboard your vessel will look to you when there's something going wrong and they become worried. Inspect the seams and buckles of your life preservers. Make sure you al[...]

Proper registration and display of your marine vessel

Now that we're back in the game and we've got our boats in the water, I've noticed a few folks without the updated stickers necessary to avoid the water patrols. To avoid fines and embarrassment of improperly taking care of your boating duties, most states/ territories have similar laws which are ge[...]

Used Boat Spring Cleaning Tips - 2014

The snow is starting to melt, the birds are starting to sing, and the yearning for the thrill of taking your boat on the water is pulling at you!

Taking care of your boat for a springtime launch is important! I've been on a number of trips where there's been a detail overlooked by the boa[...]

Are Cruise Lines Getting a Bad Name?

It's been recently reported that a second major cruise ship has a problem with sick passengers and crew members, with the most recent one aboard the Caribbean Princess. The cause of the outbreak is norovirus, which is known to spread very easily and can causes diarrhea and vomiting.


Learn your knots!

As a novice boater, I thought I could tie a few knots which could hold most anything. I found out that I was wrong. Being wrong isn’t a bad thing, it’s a motivation to learn and ask questions. Being afraid to ask the questions could be damaging to your wallet and to your boat.

There a[...]

2014 Boat Sales Forecast Looks Promising

Is this the year boat sales finally begin to gain steam and approach normal levels? Since the recession began a few years back, many boat dealers and manufacturers have seen an alarming trend in boat sales, with many struggling to even stay afloat.

This is completely understandable since[...]

Spring Boating Preparation and Maintenance Tips

While most boaters are stuck in the winter months waiting out the days until spring, I thought now would be a good time to find a good pre-season checklist to have your boat running smoothly for opening day and throughout the season. Nobody wants to be caught unprepared when that first warm day hits[...]

Boating App Review: Boater's Pocket Reference

Boater's Pocket Reference is an app created for boaters of all levels. The app developers say that for the beginning boater "this app provides an extensive introduction to all aspects of boating," for the experienced boater it is "a great reference and memory jogger", and is also valuable for "every[...]

Agents seize U.S., Canadian boats in Mexican marinas

MEXICO CITY — When heavily armed marines and government tax agents stormed eight marinas on Mexico’s Pacific and Caribbean coasts, boaters thought they were witnessing a major drug takedown.

The mostly American and Canadian retirees found out that the target was actually them — coup[...]

Waterway Bill that passes House could have benefits for boaters

ALEXANDRIA, Va.: A bill that the US House of Representatives just passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013, has Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) seeing seeing potential benefits for recreational boaters.

Sea Doo strikes back with hot new entries to watercraft!

Analyst says new Sea-Doo Spark a ‘game-changing’ intro

BRP unveiled its 2014 lineup of Can-Am and Sea-Doo models last week to kick off its dealer meeting in Orlando, and the results were impressive, BMO Capital Markets analyst Gerrick Johnson told industry magazine Powersports Busines[...]

New Florida Law Will Benefit Marine Industry

The bill includes pieces of legislation from non-marine industry groups also, and was classifed as an Environmental Regulation bill. It contains the following provisions that are important to Marine Industries:

* Managed Public Mooring Fields – Provides for general permitting of mooring[...]

Water Purifier for Boating Safety

Of course you want to be safe on your boat, so you've got rope, life vests, emergency flares, a GPS. But did you think about a water purifier? Humans get dehydrated in a matter of hours. Dehydration can cause weakness, dizziness and disorientation. In a boating emergency these symptoms can be danger[...]

All About Pontoon Boats

Lots of boaters these days prefer a pontoon boat over a normal ski/fishing boat. So if you are searching for some information on pontoon boats and what they are, then you have came to the right article. See pontoon boats come in many sizes, and a few different varieties.

One type of ponto[...]

Finding Your Perfect Sailboat

When you first start looking at sailboats, you'll realize that there are a lot of options. There are so many different types of boats that it can be pretty confusing when you are first getting started. This article will help you narrow down your choices so you can find your perfect sailboat.

General Boat Maintenance Guide - 9 Great Tips

Before you invest in a new or used boat, you must understand that boating is an expensive hobby. You will have to spend time and money on the care and upkeep of your boat. You will also have expenses associated with docking and fuel. With that being said, there is nothing like the passion of sailing[...]

How Do Canal Locks Work?

Locks are used to lift or lower boats from one level to another. They are found on almost all canals and rivers. Below, we describe everything you will need to know about locks on canals.

What is a Lock?
A lock is a section of canal or river that is closed off by gates which control [...]

Tips for Buying a Used Boat

So you decided to jump in and buy yourself a boat. Congratulations on your decision but before your give them a bag full of cash there are a few things you must do. A proper inspection of the various components and parts of the boat will save you from many hassles, multiple repairs and wasted money.[...]

Buying A Boat - Basics For Beginners

Ask yourself two basic questions before you do your boat-buying research. First, what will you be fishing for? Are you looking for a quiet sunrise break on the lake? Or do you want to test your skill on the high seas? Second, when and where will you do your fishing? That quick sunrise fishing trip a[...]

9 Tips for Selling your Boat Fast

Without doubt, the world of boating is a huge, engaging and interesting one. One of the most interesting features is how to sell your boat fast and gain maximum financial benefits.

Now if you are really interested in selling your ‘water craft’ and need some proven ideas to[...]

Guide to Buying a Boat

You have always dreamed of owning a boat. You finally have the money you need to purchase it. Are you sure you are ready? Before you put up the large amount of money necessary to purchase a boat, make sure you are getting a good deal on a boat you can realistically use.


How to Choose Between Indoor and Outdoor Boat Storage

Boat storage is something that all boat owners have to worry about sooner rather than later. Most new boat owners experience a few moments of confusion as soon as they realize they need a good place to keep their boats. It can be hard to decide whether or not to store a boat indoors or outdoors. Bot[...]

How to Solve Your Boat Storage Problems

Owning a boat is a pleasure and joy for many individuals who love fishing and other water sports. Often, the only downside to owning a boat is where to store it. Boat storage can become an interesting, if not annoying, problem overtime especially during the winter months. Determining different ways [...]

Boat Storage: Where You Store Your Boat Matters

No matter where you live at and how often you boat all boat owners must face the dilemma of finding boat storage sooner or later. Boat storage must be found before going on long trips, when bad storms approach, and when the winter starts to draw near. New boat owners often find this task intimidatin[...]

Boat Storage: Start Planning Before You Buy

Hobbies and passions can have no end, as long as you have money to finance them. Many do not realize that money plays a major role in determining how far you can go with your personal hobbies; what you call a satisfying pastime can be extremely expensive especially when stretched over long periods o[...]

Popular Ski Boats

Cruising the waters and going for a ski on your new ski boat is the perfect way to enjoy those long deserved days off.A popular outing and sport, water sking has been around for a number of generations.

To ski on water you not only need the right kind of skis, but also the rig[...]

Boat Storage Made Simple And Secure

Owning a boat can be a great way to enjoy the water in a variety of ways. Speed boats are a pleasure to race for cash prizes or other awards. Sailboats let you enjoy the water at the pace that the wind blows the sails and moves the boat along the waves. Row boats, yachts and many other kinds of boat[...]

Advice on Buying a New or Used Boat

Buying a new boat:

Are you planning on purchasing a new boat? Whether you are a first time boat owner, or have been navigating the waters for decades, there are a few steps you should take. As exciting as it is; buying a new boat is not something that you should just jump into.


Heated Boat Storage

Everyone's dream boat storage is heated boat storage. Just think about it. Storing a boat in heated boat storage would make every sailors boating experience ever more pleasurable. Those people who don't own a boat vision boats as fun, relaxing, and exciting. They are jealous of boat owners; however,[...]

Boat Storage Strategies

Millions of people all over the United States own a boat. Some of the lucky ones own multiple boats! How many of them actually know how to take care of their boats? That is a question whose answer can be debated and probably will be debated by many. The source of consternation usually revolves aroun[...]

Boat Safety Course: A Class That You Should Take To Ensure Proper Operation of Your Boat

Boating is fun. It is an activity that you can do alone or with your friends. With today's hectic lifestyle, many people are taking up hobbies, such as boating, to relieve stress. The fact that boating will help you relax is the reason why more and more people are taking up boating as a hobby.

Boat Parts Wish List

Whether your boat is old or new, it's always fun to make improvements, and the possibilities are endless when it comes to boat parts. Boat parts and accessories can range from a new propeller to a spiffy boat cover and everything in between.

Boat parts can be broken down into categories s[...]

Boating Safety Course: What to Expect From the Different Classes Involved

Boating is one of the great ways to relax yourself. This activity is also one of the best ways to spend time with your family. Just imagine you and your family spending time together and having fun in the middle of the lake. Or, it can also be a great way to hang out with your friends.


Simple Boat Engine Life Protection

Just as you cover your boat when it is not in use, the same should apply to your boat engine and its casing. In some ways, a good boat engine cover is more important, because the precise machinery of the motor could be easily damaged by just a little road debris, water, moisture or UV rays.

Outfitting Your Boat With Boat Seats

Unless you happen to own a boat, you may not realize how many different kinds of boat seats are available to boat owners. Boat seats are important, not only for the comfort of your passengers, but also because it would be dangerous for passengers to remain standing while navigating rough waters, or [...]

What Is The Best Way To Maintain Your Boat Investment?

Just about everything we own these days requires some form of maintenance to keep in top-notch shape. Houses need general repairs and once those are done, there are always leaves to rake or lawns to mow. Cars need regular trips to the garage to correct wear and tear problems or to have routine oil c[...]

In The Market for Boat Accessories - Know Where You're Going

When you buy a boat, you may also choose to rent a boat dock in the marina. If you do, you'll likely decide to purchase some boat dock accessories. This will make the dock more user friendly. It will brighten it up and make it more personal. The first step is to determine what sort of boat dock acce[...]

Boat Lifts Make Maintenance Easier

Taking care of even the smallest of boats can be a bit of a trick to ensure that every inch from stem to stern is covered. Whether it's for safety inspections, cleaning or even maintenance, there are good ways to go about the jobs and bad ways. One of the easiest, however, is to employ the use of bo[...]

Types of Boat Accessories

When it comes to boat accessories there are a lot of items to choose from. These help to make your boating experience easier and more enjoyable. They can also up the value of your boat as well. Some accessories are necessary and others are just available for your convenience. When choosing boat acce[...]

Choosing A Boat Repair Shop

If you are a boat owner then you know that sooner or later you will find it necessary to secure the help of a good boat repair shop. There are numerous reasons that you might need to have your boat worked on. It could be a result of some type of damage occurring to the body of the boat or just probl[...]

Good Reasons to Buy a Boat

Boating is a water sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. The best reason to buy a boat, as many people already know, is being with friends and family, relaxing in the outdoors and being close to nature. With a boat, a family does not need to spend a fortune or travel to a theme park just [...]

Boat Fishing Tips and Tricks

Boat Fishing If you're keen to find a fun family activity, then give boat fishing a try. There's nothing better than heading off on your boat with the wife and kids, talking about the fish you plan to catch that day. It's important to realize, though, that there are lots of different types of [...]

Shopping for a Boat

For some people it only takes one experience on a boat for them to realize that they must have one. It probably wont take long to spot that dream boat either. Before you go and sign away your life for it though, there are some things you need to consider and some ways in which to get you the same bo[...]

Used Boat Buying

A new boat is of course the best option for those who have the money and plan to keep one boat for a significant time. However, for those who happen to be on a budget or are skeptical about owning a boat, a used boat is a wise alternative. Despite the negative perception, buying used is a great o[...]

What Can I Expect To Find At A Boat Show

Boat shows have become very popular ways for boat manufacturers to showcase their products and for consumers to research, dream about and perhaps even purchase a boat. There are as many different kinds of boat shows as there are boats with shows specializing in luxury yachts, wooden boats, power boa[...]

Tips For Maintaining Your Boat In Tip Top Shape

Enjoyable boating requires a vessel that is clean and runs smoothly. As a boat owner you know how much work this is and can use all the help you can get. Here are a few tips that may make your boat maintenance a little easier and your sailing time more fun. Boats stored over the winter, or other [...]

Boat Propellers - First Time Prop Replacement?

Are you a fan of boating, who has never replaced a propeller before? It is common to feel inexperienced in this area particularly if you are new to the sport. Boat propellers come in a bewildering array of sizes, shapes and configurations. There is no need to be daunted, however, as searching for [...]

Boating Safety Tips

Having a safe and fun day on the water simply requires a little planning and a heavy dose of common sense. Most boaters are so much about having fun on the water that they sometimes overlook some FUNdamentals. Since boating is such a pleasurable treat, its very easy to let your guard down. So here[...]

Learning to Sail the USA Way

The syllabus can be readily divided into two parts. The Keelboat Sailing Certification Program is made up of seven stages while Small Boat Sailing Program contains a further two stages. The Basic Small Boat Sailing Standard requires no previous experience or qualifications. It is the first course[...]

Learning to Sail

Many people learn to sail by going sailing with their friends or parents. But how do you get started if you do not know anybody with a boat? Or perhaps you want to undertake formal training to acquire a recognised qualification. Many yacht charter companies will require potential customers to hold a[...]

4 Steps To Lower Your Instant Boat Insurance Quote

There are several ways to get a better rate on your boat insurance. Some of them are beyond our control, but others are a matter of personal choice. With a little patience and research, one can improve the rate to a good degree and save a good deal of money in the long run. Basic improvements to [...]

Boat Engine Maintenance

Its hard being a boat engine! Unlike its automotive cousins, a boat engine is run at extremely high RPMs and under quite a load when in operation and it sits in storage a whole lot of the time. Its kind of the worst of both worlds. Todays marine engines are very well made and unlike their predec[...]

How to Buy a Boat

When shopping for a boat, there are many things to take into consideration. Most importantly, you should know, as precisely as possible, what style, year, and brand of boat you want, what options are important to you and what your boating budget will be. The more homework you do before shopping, the[...]

Rinker 300 Fiesta Vee - 2nd Time Around

There has been no shortage of 30-foot mid-cabin sport cruisers over the last 10 years. Nearly every production boat manufacturer has offered their version of this popular model, although prices and quality of construction vary considerably. Rinker's 300 Fiesta Vee is a good-looking, well-priced boa[...]

Tiara 2900 - 2nd Time Around In 1968, my roommate bought a new SS170V model Slickcraft runabout. I can still picture it today with its huge 6 cylinder, 100 hp Mercury outboard next to my 14' Sea Sprite with a 40 hp Johnson. I must admit I was envious of my friend's new boat. Assuming the name Slickcraft [...]

Grady-White offshore 24 - 2nd Time Around Grady-White boats was founded in 1958 by partners Glen Grady and Don White, who owned the company until current owner Eddie Smith Jr. bought it in 1968. Firmly rooted in the rugged Carolina tradition of offshore fishing, this company's boats have earned a reputation among coast[...]


Multi-tasking. We ask it of our computers, our telephones, and even ourselves these days. Boats can deliver on the multi-tasking front, too. Just ask the people at last July's Grady-White fishing tournament and rendezvous held at Port of Egypt Marina in Southold, NY, on Long Island's North For[...]

Carver 28' Mariner & Voyager - 2nd Time Around

Among the most popular models Carver has produced in its nearly 50-year history, are two 28-foot models of the 1980s - the Mariner and Voyager. They remain popular today because they are ideally suited to the boater who is looking to buy their first cruiser without breaking the bank. Designed by[...]


Talk about laid back boaters. Was it the blustery, cold weather that had everyone lazy as lizards on a cold rock? Or was it Commodore Len Hair, attending to every detail so club members could just kick back and relax? Maybe it was just the dog days of winter boating in Florida. Dog days! I've nev[...]

Silverton, Our Boat US BoatU.S. member Nyla Deputy can tell you more about America's waters than the best boating guide on the market. That's because she has traveled many of the nation's lakes, rivers and inlets behind the helm of her 34-foot Silverton, Buy the Hour. In January, Deputy and her[...]

Sea Ray 290 Sundancer

The price of used Sea Ray 290s may be 15% or more than other manufacturers' models offering similar size and accommodations but price alone may not be a fair comparison. Most Sea Ray 290 owners are likely to tell you that solid construction, well above average fit and finish and excellent resale val[...]

Masters of all they survey - Boat Smart

Sign your name to a 30-year mortgage on a house without a home inspection? Not on your life! Buy a used car without a mechanic's once-over? No way! Thinking about buying a used boat without a survey? Big, big mistake! When it comes to buying a used boat, random hull-thumping is about as revealing[...]

A fare share: a different approach to boat buying

Are you considering buying a boat, or moving up to a bigger one? Before you pull out your checkbook, you may want to consider whether you want to share the purchase cost with others rather than going it alone. Many companies are now offering an alternative to owning your own boat--allowing more peop[...]

Winterizing Beats Boat Battery Burnout

While winter weather may not be ideal for boating, with proper winterization, your boat will be ready to go when the frost thaws in the spring. Battery experts offer the following tips to ensure a fully charged battery after seven or eight months of storage: - Disconnect the batteries from any[...]

Boat-buying Tips To Save Time And Money

You're in the market for a boat and you'd love to buy one at the next boat show. But which boat is the right one for you? It's hard to know, especially if you're a first-time buyer. A boat is a big investment, so it's important to do careful research to find the one that best meets your needs. Bu[...]

Boat Towing Tips

Boat Towing Carrier or Broker There are many boat towing companies whose main business is the smaller loads, or even large power boats, but if you have big boat, it requires special loading and handling. First, ask if they are the ones who are going to transport your boat, or if they are just a bro[...]

Buying The Right Boat For You

You might never have owned a boat before, or you might already have your own boat, but it doesn't suit you. Here are the things that you need to consider before purchasing a boat. How will you use it? Are you going to be boating mostly alone? Or will you typically be fishing with one or two ot[...]

Deciding Upon A Used Or New Boat From Boat Dealers

There are pros and cons to every vehicle, and this is no different when it comes to boats. As with cars there are always hundreds of used boats available, and in an ideal situation you should look at newer models first. Used boats Used boats can be a great option, especially for those who don't [...]

Considering Buying A Boat?

Usually when you get to the stage of buying a boat, you will have had some previous experience of boating. You may be looking for a replacement, new or used, or it could be that after spending many a good time on a friends boat that you feel it time to have your own. Check out the market. There are [...]

How To Find The Perfect Boat

It's difficult enough for an experienced boater to find the perfect boat, but for a first time boater it can be even more difficult. However, there are a few key areas that can help your quest to find the perfect boat. Types of boats Boats will typically fall into five categories: - fishing b[...]

The Benefits of Inflatable Fishing Boats

Inflatable fishing boats are great yacht tenders/camping boats that are light enough to be carried in a backpack. Some 8-foot inflatable fishing boats are good for two and gear, and are large enough to float in moderate whitewater rivers. Inflatable fishing boats are great yacht tenders/camping b[...]

Rigid Infatable Boats

A rigid inflatable boat is defined as a hard-hulled boat with air inflatable collars. RIB hulls are made of fiberglass, aluminum or composite materials. A rigid inflatable boat is defined as a hard-hulled boat with air inflatable collars. RIB hulls are made of fiberglass, aluminum or composite ma[...]

Used Boats

The one benefit of purchasing a used boat is that it will come cheaper than a new one, and is generally better equipped. Added to that, a used boat has a proven track record. On the downside, upgrading a used boat will eventually cost you money. If you choose to purchase a used boat, there are ma[...]

You Need to Know About Trailer Hitches

There are many different things that you might need a trailer hitch for and there are many different kinds of trailer hitches. You will be happy to know that you have many options when it comes to choosing one for you and your needs. Depending on your needs, you might want to buy one or maybe just r[...]


A boat in common parlance is a watercraft, generally smaller in size to most ships. A boat consists of structures called hulls and some system of propulsion, such as paddles, oars, a setting pole, a sail, paddlewheels and so forth. The somewhat horizontal but arched structure that spans the boat'[...]

The Fun of Pontoon Boating

There is nothing better on a summer afternoon than spending time with the family lazily cruising along the lake in your own pontoon boat. The relaxation and fun that a pontoon boat provides is unparalleled. If you have yet to experience pontoon boating…let me tell you that you are in for a tre[...]

Your Guide To Towing - Know Before You Tow

If you love to camp, hike, fish, water ski and enjoy the great outdoors; chances are there will come a time when you want to tow a boat or camping trailer. Know before you tow with this guide to towing. Here are some terms you should be familiar with and what you need to check. The Base Curb Weig[...]

Offshore Saltwater Boats

Offshore fishing is the stuff of legend, and brings about daydreams of hours-long battles with huge sailfish ala Hemingway. To realize those dreams, one must first own the right equipment, including an offshore fishing boat. Offshore fishing boats are not your everyday boat. They are much heavier an[...]

Inflatable Pontoon Boats

Bryce Whitmore designed the modern whitewater inflatable pontoon boat, and in fact designed several models. The one that has been produced the most is a three-tube model of unparalleled maneuverability and load bearing capacity. This boat which is fourteen feet overall, can carry 6 passengers, their[...]

Cleaning Tips for Used Boats

It is amazing how quickly how boats can become so dirty. Here are a few tips to bring back that new boat look. Wash the outside with a mild detergent. Sometimes it's tempting to whip out the industrial cleaner, but believe me it will only cost you more time in the future. Strong cleaners remove t[...]

Winterizing Your Boat

Winterize your engine in accordance with the manufacturer's instruction manual. This will normally include draining and flushing the cooling system; draining and refilling the crankcase; applying oil to inside of each cylinder through the spark plug holes; and other preservative actions. Thoroughly [...]

Analyze the Costs Before You Buy a Boat

Owning a boat costs much more over time than the actual purchase and the fuel to run the boat. There are two types of costs associated with owning a boat: one-time costs like the actual purchase, titling and outfitting of the boat and ongoing costs like fuel, insurance, maintenance and docking. W[...]

Picking the Right Boat

There are two questions that should be considered when choosing the right boat: "What will be the fishing for?" and "where will the fishing activities be?" Always look for the signs of quality check the carpet and the compartments - they could be plastic, metal or fiberglass. Look at the little but [...]

Choosing The Right Boat For You

If you're a first time boat buyer the choice of boats available for purchase can be bewildering. How do you make sense of all the choices? Well, the first time boat buyer needs to avoid buying on impulse and take a close hard look at how they intend to use the boat. If not, your romance with boating[...]

Houseboat Manufacturers

Since the discovery that an entire house can be put on top of a boat and made to float up and down the river in leisure, boatyards have never been the same. Day in and day out, these yards have been trying as much as possible to surpass each other with elegant, sporty or royal designs to appeal to a[...]

Houseboats Types

A houseboat is a recreational boat that is built in the form of a house. This boat is fitted with all the necessities and luxuries of a home and can serve as living quarters for a group on holiday. There are several types of houseboats notably Pontoon, cruiser or luxury cruisers. The pontoon typ[...]

Lights for Night Kayakers

At night a kayaker will need at least one white light on their kayak so that it can be shown in the direction of any oncoming boaters. All Lights used for Kayaking should be waterproof and be using new batteries when starting out for the night. A handheld flashlight will do for most kayakers. It is [...]

Tips on Buying Fishing Boats

Selecting and acquiring the ideal fishing boat is a real art for someone who has already gone through many experiences as far as boating is concerned. However, it can be a daunting task to those who have not yet experienced buying a fishing boat. To make the activity easier for the first timers, [...]

Maintaining Your Boat

The minute you buy your boat, you have to start thinking about your boat maintenance and upkeep schedule. First, you need to either personally inspect your boat or to hire a professional boat inspector. If you choose to hire an inspector, take note of his recommendations in terms of things to watch [...]

Points to Keep in Mind when Buying a Kayak

Have you ever thought about trying the magnificent experience of gliding your way through the smooth and sleepy waters of the ocean? Ever thought about the thrill of maneuvering a sleek boat through choppy rills and rivulets, gushing rivers and bubbling streams? Do you dream of a sport that takes yo[...]

Buying a Used Sunfish Sailboat: Know The Ins and Outs Before Sailing Away

As anyone who's ever bought a used car knows, you have to approach the project armed with your own knowledge before you even set foot on the lot. In this situation, being uninformed is tantamount to being taken to the cleaners. The same goes for buying a sailboat. And, like automobiles, no sailbo[...]

The Best Boats for Water Skiing

Boats and skiing go hand in hand. Can you even dream about skiing without first dreaming about a boat? So this forms one of the foremost accessories for your perfect ski adventure. There are different types of boats around and each and ever machine is different. Like a car, even a boat is used fo[...]

Exploring the Different Types of Boat Insuarance

When searching for boat insurance, you may be overwhelmed when you find that there are many different types of boat insurance policies available. In general, insurance companies only offer one general watercraft liability coverage policy; some others may offer additional coverage that you are able t[...]

Protect Your Boat With A Boat Cover

Boats are a pretty expensive to have which is why it is incredibly important to boating enthusiasts that they protect their beloved boats from all sorts of scratches that can be brought about. Scratches can be caused by not just normal wear and tear but also nature's harsh elements. Using a good boa[...]

The Lowdown on Boat Insurance

So you have spotted your dreamboat, it is the one you absolutely must have. Once you have purchased your boat you will definitely want to consider boat insurance. While I'm sure you're aware that boat insurance exists, however, you may not be aware that there are various types of boat insurances ava[...]

Boat Loans - And How to Get One

At first glance financing a boat is a terrifying task. Most bankers approve or disapprove boat loans in less than an hour; they enjoy offering instant gratification on loans. If the lender has an Internet web site, they can often make a decision in minutes, 24 hours per day, and seven days a week. Y[...]

A Little Care Will Keep Your Boat in Top Notch Condition

The story of boats is as old as the human civilization. There's reference of a boat "Noah's ark" in the Bible. Noah's ark was the boat built by the Biblical character Noah to save his family and animals from the Flood. Gondolas were the traditionally used boats in Venice. Today, a boat is conside[...]

4 Tips For Buying The Perfect Fishing Boat

The sun is about to rise and the weather is crisp. You pack your tackle box, grab your pole and buy some worms. You make your way to the fishing dock dreaming you had the perfect fishing boat so you were landlocked no more. Now that dream can become reality with these 4 easy tips for finding and pur[...]

The Salvage Truth - Boat Insurance Buying Tips

The water may be your element. You may find the sea quite stirring yet in here you find your own serenity. Yes, the mere sight of the vast sea may stir in you quite a number of various emotional responses. Not a few of people from all walks of life are motivated to build their dream houses near the [...]

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Insuring Your Boat

There is no right answer when someone asks which boat insurance company is the best. Most boat owners are simply looking for an insurance company that knows about boat coverage and provides quality service as well as support. Insuring your boat with the same company that issued your auto, life, or h[...]

Essential Fishing Tackle for the Beginner

If you're a beginner in the world of fishing then a quick rundown of the most common types of fishing tackle is an excellent place to begin your education. We will deal with the most common types of fishing tackle; lures, flies, hooks, floats and sinkers. Once we have covered these basic elements yo[...]

Marine Electronics

Autopilots - The first self-steering gear was introduced in the 1920's to control model yachts but it was not until 1948 that the principle was applied to full scale yachts. Standing at the helm for lengthy periods, monitoring instruments and keeping a good look out can be very tiring. An autopilot [...]

10 Reasons To Do A Basic Boating Course!

Boating is a great adventure on any type of boat and is being enjoyed by many on a daily basis, but with that comes a great responsibility. It is not mandatory to do a boating course at this time but there are some very good reasons to get your self informed about the rules of the road. 1) You wi[...]

The Joy Of Owning A Boat

Have you considered investing in a boat merely for the joy of being able to take it out on the water whenever you feel like it and not having to worry about costs when it comes to renting one? If this is the way you have been able to enjoy your love for being on the water you know that renting a boa[...]

Buying Your First Kayak

A couple of decades ago there were two to three models of Kayaks available. Don't be surprised if today you go in the market to find 50 different ultra specialized Kayaks. The obvious first question is what type of kayaking will you do? Basically there is river, lake, and sea kayaking. River kaya[...]

Thousand Islands Bass Fishing Adventures

One of the most popular sports in the United States is bass fishing. Thousands of articles had been written about this sport, from tips to testimonials to experiences. Thousands or maybe millions are hooked in this sport. You can usually find them basking on their bass fishing in great lakes and riv[...]

Tips About Electric Trolling Motors

Electric trolling motors are being found more and more often onboard many fishing boats. Boaters are discovering the many benefits electric motors have to offer. Most notable the fact they operate in silence and that they are environmentally friendly. In addition, their popularity is not hurt by the[...]

Aluminum Fishing Boats: From Compact Jon Boat To Custom Design

You'll soon enough find out there are a number of different ways to go, depending on your needs and budget. Are you looking for something very straightforward and uncomplicated you can quickly fit on your pickup? Or maybe you want something more sophisticated you can use for both tournament fishing [...]

The Bass Fishing Tracker Boat – Still a Leader in its Field

Bass fishing is okay from the shore, but if you want to feel and enjoy the challenge of catching real large bass, then you have to move to open waters. The shore limits this fun to a great extent. However unless you have the right type of boat, fishing for bass can be a daunting task even for the ex[...]

Bait Your Hook! A Guide to Bass Fishing Baits

Learning about bass fishing baits can be both fun and rewarding, not to mention highly educational. In order to understand bass fishing baits, we need to take a look at bass fishing itself and how it has become a competitive sport in North America and around the world. Its popularity is exploding wi[...]

Think About The Right Boat Before Buying It

The first thing you should know when choosing a boat is that no single boat will do everything. If your looking for a boat that inspires confidence, don't expect it to shine in light air. Boats that are exciting to sail on the weekends aren't the ideal boats for a passage through the ocean. You s[...]

Towing Safety Absolutely Critical

Let's face it, there's a good reason why there are so many SUV's and pick-up trucks out there on the roads today - basically, we are towing more than ever. Owners of jet-skis, motorcycles, pull-behind RVs, boats - you name it - they all need to tow from time to time. While towing is a relatively sim[...]

Yacht Charter in the Southern Cyclades

The areas prevailing wind during the summer months is the infamous Meltemi blowing from the N-NW. It is first felt in June and becomes stronger through July, August and September when it can reach force 8. It dies down in October. In the spring and autumn gales are common from the N and the SE. The [...]

Boats, A List Of Do's And Dont's

Doesn't the idea of a lovely three day sail in wonderful old boat sound nice? Here are a few things to think about before you sail away. 1. Do check the price. It may be possible to take an actual, fairly luxurious cruise instead of sailing on one of the oldest boats in America. 2. Do make sur[...]

Dinghy Sailing with the Canadian Yachting Association

White Sail Level I - Section 1 covers safety with a look at lifejackets, actions to be followed immediately after a capsize and how to right a capsized boat. And the required items for a sailboat less than 5.5 meters long as outlined in the current Boating Safety Guide. Section 2 is Seamanship, Cand[...]

Yacht Charter in the Southern Ionian Sea

Levkas is a popular, lively and windy island. It is the only island linked to mainland Greece, a swing bridge providing access by road. The airport at Preveza is only a 30 minute ride away. Lefkas Town lies a short distance down the canal, at the point where the canal turns to run SE. The buildings [...]

Scuba Diving, Best in the World

Scuba Diving is one of the most popular water sports in the world. The concept of exploring the mysterious underwater world is a huge draw for many people. Exploring wrecks of boats, swimming with exotic fishes and even sharks is too tempting for many to resist. Getting certified is relatively easy,[...]

Fiberglass Boat Repairs

Cracks or chips in a fiberglass boat hull can be very expensive to have professionally repaired. Depending on the damage to the boat, and the owner's personal fortitude, a do-it-yourselfer can produce professional results without the professional price. The filler product being used is key to a s[...]

Sailing in the Northern Dodecanese Islands

In the summer the prevailing wind is the Meltemi that blows from the N - NW. It blows from June through to October and at its peak may reach a force 7. The spring and autumn sees winds from the SE, usually with strengths between 2 - 4. Summer temperatures can rise to 35 deg C. The winters are mild. [...]

Kayak Racing Tips - Take the Lead

Copyright 2006 Rob Daniels Kayak racing has become an increasingly more popular sport. If you are interested in venturing in the sport of kayak racing use the tips to pull ahead. Kayak Racing Tips Practice makes perfect. Practice the course before the race. Marker buoys are often set weeks in [...]

Buying Your First Boat

If you're thinking of buying a boat, don't rush into your decision without taking some important things into consideration. Most of the time people purchase a boat for fun activities, so your first decision is to decide exactly how and where you will use it. You'll need to decide what type of a b[...]

Shopping For Inflatable Boats

As many people are already aware, inflatable boats are becoming very popular today. Inflatable boats come in several distinct groups designed for specific uses and are therefore equipped with different components and equipment. When shopping for a small boat to ferry people and stores from the sh[...]

Different Types Of Inflatable Boats

There are different types of inflatable boats made of different materials in the market today. One of the types of inflatable boats are the light boats made of sides and bow of flexible tubes, and a flexible, flat floor. You find a rigid transom on the inflatable boat to fasten an outboard motor. Th[...]

Budgeting Boat Ownership

Even though the price of a new boat can vary widely with size and make, it comes as a surprise to many that dealers and manufacturers are willing to finance them--often for less than the cost of a new car payment. Financing A Boat Financing a boat works exactly like financing a new car. As wit[...]

Take Note of Your Jet Ski Cover

Jet skis are extremely popular largely because they provide extreme maneuverability in water and the fun of speed. We may not share the same passion for water sports but anyone can guess that once the watercraft skis in the water at a rate of 60 mph or so, well the feeling is just so much that we ca[...]

Southport Dockage

By definition, a marina is a port within a well-sheltered harbor, where boats and yachts are kept in the water. In these ports basic services and facilities which are needed for recreational boating are a sine qua non. A marina rents, leases, or sells slips, usually in a boat basin with piers and st[...]

Choosing A Boat Cover

Owning a boat is a matter of pride. For many, buying a boat is a lifetime achievement and something that you and your family will enjoy thoroughly during holidays and family get-togethers. A boat is a wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion too with friends and loved ones. It's a fantastic w[...]

Shark Fishing In Maine

Witnessing the sheer power and beauty of sharks first hand is a truly breathtaking experience which is hard to match. The adrenaline and excitement that comes with landing a big shark attracts thousands of anglers to Maine each year, all in search of that trophy catch. Whether you are looking to lan[...]


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