Boat Ramp Blunders Avoiding Rookie Mistakes

Boat Ramp Blunders | Avoiding Rookie Mistakes

How to Avoid Boat Ramp Fails Launching a boat is tricky business, and can be frustrating. However, proper preparation and care can save you from a humiliating experience. After all, who wants to be the star of a viral video sitting in a truck as it slowly rolls down the ramp and disappears beneath the water. Here are several tips …

Beginners Guide to Wakeboarding

Beginner’s Guide to Wakeboarding

Wakeboarding Guidelines Catching wakes behind a boat is by far the best alternative to surfing. The captain, boat, and wakeboarder are three of a kind, working together as one. Plunging into the water, surfing the tides, and looking toward the horizon, leaving behind the world for the waves. You could be the next Cory Teunissen and land a Switch Toeside …

Complete Guide to Water Skiing

Complete Guide to Water Skiing

Guide to Water Skiing Water skiing is a popular sport that gives you a hefty adrenaline rush. Generally, there are three kinds of water skiing: slalom skiing, trick skiing, and jump skiing. Slalom Water Skiing Out of the three types, slalom skiing is the most popular. With the ever-increasing power of motorboats, water skiing at higher speeds has become irresistible. …

Best Manual Trim Tabs for Boats

Best Manual Trim Tabs for Boats

Manual Trim Tabs for Boats There are many things beyond your control that affect the balance of your boat during a ride. Maybe the wind is forcing one side of the boat down, or the sea itself is getting tumultuous, or an uneven weight distribution on the boat is causing it to tilt. While you may not be able to …

Top 11 Strategies for Planning the Perfect Dive Trip

Top 11 Strategies for Planning the Perfect Dive Trip

How to Plan a Boat Trip for Divers Whether you are seasoned or newly certified, embarking on your own diving trip can be quite a change from guided excursions you’ve had in the past. Similar to how these types of trips can either sink or swim depending on pre-planning, a well-planned personal diving trip can be equally rewarding, and will …

Taking Your Kids Boating

Taking Your Kids Boating | Comprehensive Guide

Share the Joy of Boating with Your Kids Boating is a worthwhile, fun adventure for anyone who goes out. However, when children are involved, it unlocks a myriad of additional benefits. Of course, a cruise with friends can be rewarding and memorable. But the hidden benefits for kids and families when they boat together are long lasting. Families who are …

Diagnosing Common Outboard Motor Problems

Diagnosing Common Outboard Motor Problems

Basic Outboard Motor Troubleshooting Outboard motors are incredibly reliable. They are pretty simple engines, and few things can go wrong for well-cared-for motors. But everyone has an occasional snafu that requires some troubleshooting. Anytime you have a problem with an outboard, always check the owner’s manual for tips and tricks. Most motor manuals include a section on troubleshooting common problems, …

The Lazy Boaters Way to Protect Stainless Steel

The Lazy Boater’s Way to Protect Stainless Steel

Guide to Protecting the Stainless Steel Surfaces on Your Boat Bright and shiny stainless steel fixtures on sail boats or power boats can really make a vessel pop if maintained properly. Of course, boat owners have a more vested interest in caring for onboard stainless steel equipment, but boat charterers should also know how to maintain and care for stainless …

The Best Spots to Explore by Trailer Boat in South Florida

The Best Spots to Explore By Trailer Boat in South Florida

Your Boat Can Open a Wonderland in South Florida One of the best things about owning a boat on a trailer is that you are not limited to your own neighborhood. With a suitable tow vehicle and a plan, you can experience all sorts of boating. If you want a tropical getaway without the expense of traveling overseas, South Florida …

An Introduction to Trailer-Sailers

What is a Trailer-Sailer and Should You Have One

An Introduction to Trailer-Sailers Not everyone can afford a slip at the local marina, and not everyone wants to. Everyone knows that there are plenty of trailerable motorboats, but did you realize that there are trailerable sailboats out there too? Many new boaters balk at sailboats, thinking that sailing is a difficult skill to learn and reserved for only the …