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Do Recreational Boaters Need a VHF Radio

Demystifying VHF Marine Radios Requirements A VHF radio is perhaps one of the most important pieces of equipment you can have on your boat. These devices allow you to communicate with other vessels about navigation and safety information, which can quite literally save your life in the event of an emergency. Recreational boats that are […]

Safely Taking a Small Boat Offshore
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How far offshore can I take my boat

Safely Taking a Small Boat Offshore Captain Ron Rico said, “If it’s gonna happen, it’s gonna happen out there.” Truer words have never been spoken about boating. Is your boat ready for ‘out there’? Seaworthiness is a very general term used to describe how capable a vessel is and how much it can safely take. […]

How to Select an Anchor for Rivers
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What is the Best River Anchor

How to Select an Anchor for Rivers Knowing how to anchor your vessel in all conditions is an essential skill that all good skippers should have. Anchoring allows you to keep your boat in a position without having to worry about drifting around because of the wind or the current. When you’re at anchor, you, […]

Can you ski behind a pontoon boat
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Can You Ski Behind A Pontoon Boat

Pulling Skiers with a Pontoon Boat | Everything You Need to Know Pontoon boats are one of the most versatile watercraft you’ll find. They’re great for a variety of water activities which makes them ideal for families and large groups. Whether you enjoy fishing or cruising, a pontoon boat is going to deliver. Not surprising, […]

What does a bilge pump do
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What Does a Bilge Pump Do

The Bilge Pump | Your Boat’s Life Jacket Boating in the United States has become a very popular pastime. Over the centuries, it has evolved into a leisure activity where people travel by boat, and a recreational activity for fishing and sports. Boats have become ‘the thing to have’, and a lot of people just […]