A Guide to Boat Camping

A Guide to Boat Camping

Boat camping – what exactly is it? Picture looking up at the night sky … your boat gently rocking you as the lights flicker on the water. You hear a splash as some wonder of the deep breached the surface. Everything’s peaceful and you are as close to heaven on earth as you can possibly be. Boat camping is what …

Clean your boat properly to extend its life

Clean Your Boat Properly to Extend Its Life

Cleaning Your Boat 101 There are no two ways about it: a boat is a major investment that requires a lot of care and maintenance to keep in tip top shape. That being said, while many of us recognize the importance of oil changes, fiberglass repairs, and electronics updates, few people realize that keeping your boat clean is one of …

Winterizing your boat 19 tips from the pros

Winterizing Your Boat | 19 Tips from the Pros

Complete Guide to Prepare Your Boat for Winter As the days get shorter and the temperatures get lower, many boat owners decide it’s time to call it quits on the summer boating season. Although we’d rather be out on the water all year round, the changes in the seasons often dictate that we spend little, if any, time on our …

Life Jackets for Kids Ultimate Guide

Life Jackets for Kids | Ultimate Guide

Guide to Life Jackets for Children A quality life jacket is one of the most important pieces of safety equipment you can have with you when you’re out on the water. While many adults choose not to wear a life jacket at all times for a variety of reasons, when you have children aboard your vessel, it’s important to ensure …

What is the Best Boat Cover for Your Boat

Should You Use a Boat Cover? Is It Really Necessary?

Boat Covers – Complete Guide If you own your own boat, chances are pretty high that you’re interested in keeping it in good working condition. However, boats experience a lot of wear and tear throughout their lifetime that can make it difficult to keep your vessel looking new. Especially if your boat spends a lot of time in storage or …

Product Evaluation Greenfield 516-RD Vinyl Coated Anchor-Red 16lb

Product Evaluation: Greenfield 516-RD Vinyl Coated Anchor-Red 16lb

The Greenfield 516-RD Vinyl Coated Anchor-Red 16lb Review River anchors are built for use in lakes and rivers with strong currents or drifts. Nice features to have in an anchor are a solid vinyl covering to protect your boat from scratches and other damage  and to prevent corrosion. If you’re looking for an anchor with a secure hole on rivers, …

How long should your anchor line be

How long should your anchor line be?

All About Anchor Lines The line that you attach to your anchor, whether all nylon, all chain, or a combination of the two, is referred to as your anchor rode. Small boats usually carry their primary anchor on a combination nylon line and galvanized chain. Setting up the system requires answering some basic questions about the type of boat you’re …

How to Dock Your Boat Like a Pro

How to Dock Your Boat Like a Pro

Docking Your Boat 101 Docking a boat seems easy until you do it a few times. A few gashes in your gel coat will make even the boldest of us admit that it isn’t as easy as parking a car. But what exactly makes it so different? Docking your boat can be simple and look pretty cool if you follow …

How to Make a Rope to Chain Splice for Your Anchor

How to Make a Rope to Chain Splice for Your Anchor

Rope to Chain Splicing: An Overview If you have a length of chain between your anchor and the rope, you’ll want to know how to make a splice connection. Many boaters use a shackle to connect the chain to their rope. If you have a windlass, the shackle won’t fit though the cylinder, so you’ll have to splice the rope …