Twin Outboards on Small Boat - Key Facts

Twin Outboards on Small Boat – Key Facts

Twin versus Single Outboards When shopping for a new boat or repowering an older hull, you might find yourself wondering about the differences between having one large outboard versus two smaller ones. Here’s a look at some of the differences between single and twin outboard boats, as well as some of the advantages and disadvantages of having two motors. Are …

The Best Family Boat

Best Family Boats – Everything You Need to Know

The Best Family Boat There’s no ifs ands or buts about it: Buying a boat is a major commitment, so you want to make sure you get the right one for your needs. When you have a family, however, the complexities of buying a boat are even greater as you want to be sure that you select a vessel that …

Can I Rent a Ski Boat

Everything You Need to Know About Renting a Ski Boat

Can I Rent a Ski Boat You may have dreamt many times of sailing on the open water with your closest family and friends, but felt it could never be possible without owning a boat. Of course, many people do not have the money or the time to invest into watercraft ownership. A lot of us wouldn’t even find it …

Innovative Storage Ideas for Your Boat

12 Awesome Storage Ideas to Transform Your Boat

Innovative Storage Ideas for Your Boat Let’s face it: With all the gear and equipment you need to have for a good time out at sea, a boat can be a cluttered, busy place. Whether it’s charts and safety equipment or essentials for making your boat feel like home, your boat can quickly feel like a messy floating storage unit …

Picking the Best Small Outboard Motor

Picking the Best Small Outboard Motor

Ultimate Guide Are you trying to decide which small outboard engine is best for your boat? I was asking this question when I was deciding whether to upgrade my boat or buy a new one. At first glance, picking a small outboard engine might seem like a daunting task. But your hull is going to dictate more factors of the …

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 …