Best Beginner Boats – Everything You Need to Know

Best Beginner Boats – Everything You Need to Know

How to Select the Perfect First Boat Getting into boating for the first time is an exciting journey. Picking your first boat can be one of the toughest choices you have to make, and, unfortunately, many people get it wrong. Buying the wrong boat can be a costly mistake and affect your enjoyment of the boat. Many factors go into …

Boat Maintenance – What Has to Be Done Now and What Can Wait

Boat Maintenance – What Has to Be Done Now and What Can Wait

Does All Boat Maintenance Need to Be Done Right Away Everybody knows that B.O.A.T. stands for “bring out another thousand,” right? Yes, boats are expensive to buy. But they are costly to maintain too. Not every boat owner has a money tree growing in their backyard, and sometimes we have to separate the must-do items from the ones that can …

How long should an outboard motor last

How Long Should an Outboard Motor Last

What is a Realistic Life for an Outboard Engine? Like your car, the lifespan of your outboard motor is a bit of a mystery. No one can say with certainty that it will last five years, ten years, or twenty years. Too many factors go into the life and upkeep of any motor to pin down a specific timeline. Some …

Primer on Anchoring – Everything You Need to Know

Primer on Anchoring – Everything You Need to Know (The Definitive Guide)

Anchoring is a little bit of science and a little bit of art. Anchors come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes for every vessel. Once you’ve fought that battle, using the anchor requires analyzing a constantly fluctuating set of variables on the water. But with a little research and some advanced planning, anyone can anchor a boat like …

How to retrieve a boat

How to Retrieve a Boat

After a long, fun-filled day on the water, you are finally ready to trailer your boat and head back home. Like launching your boat, this step is something that shouldn’t be too challenging to handle, but knowing what the process is beforehand can be incredibly beneficial. Your first time might be a little daunting, but the more you launch and …

How to Launch a Boat

How to Launch a Boat: Complete Guide

After spending the time to find the perfect boat for you and your family (and maybe even your friends), you are ready to get out on the water to have some fun. However, before heading out, you’ll need to know how to launch your boat. Launching Your Boat It may seem like launching your boat should be an easy task. …

How to Sell a Used Boat and Get Top Dollar for It

How to Sell a Used Boat and Get Top Dollar for It

Selling Your Boat There are a variety of reasons why you might decide to sell your boat, but the most exciting is because you are upgrading. There’s something amazing and wonderful about being out on the water and enjoying the fresh air and sun. Having the right boat for all of your needs can make the trip that much better. …

How to Protect the Front of a Boat from Rocks While Towing

How to Protect the Front of a Boat from Rocks While Towing

Tricks to Avoid Damaging Your Boat While Towing It Boating can be an incredibly exciting and fun thing for the entire family. Whether you are taking it slow and fishing or speeding across the lake so you can water ski or tube, there’s something for everyone to do. You even have the option of dropping anchor and letting the waves …

Class B Boat Fires - How to Avoid a Catastrophic Incident

Class B Boat Fires – How to Avoid a Catastrophic Incident

What is a Class B Fire? Fire disasters have a way of irrevocably affecting our lives and boating fires are no exception.  To avoid disaster, you need to be able to identify the different categories of fire and know how to best prevent them. The importance of being prepared cannot be overemphasized. This article explains how to identify Class B …

Earn Money Renting Your Boat

Earn Money Renting Your Boat

Airbnb for Boats The peer-to-peer economy is here, and it’s benefitting everyone. Who hasn’t stayed in an Airbnb? Or picked up an Uber? These websites help both the provider and the customer. In the example of Airbnb, someone with an underutilized room or apartment can get daily renters. They make a little cash, and vacationers can get comfy lodgings for …