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 …

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 …

Navigation for recreational boaters everything you need to know

Navigation for Recreational Boaters | Everything You Need to Know

Navigation for the Weekend Boater When you’re just starting, navigation can seem like one of the most daunting things to learn. Where are you going, how are you going to get there, and then how are you going to get home? Everything looks so different from the water! But there are three basic ways that it is done, and believe …

Understanding Your Boats Speedometer

Understanding Your Boat’s Speedometer

Your Boat’s Speedometer | Key Facts If you own a powerboat, chances are pretty high that it has a speedometer. These nifty devices allow you to quickly and accurately gauge your vessel’s speed so that you can better navigate and avoid damaging your boat. A speedometer is an instrument that provides a readout of your boat’s speed. Your boat may …

Should You Rent or Buy a New Boat

Should You Rent or Buy a New Boat?

You Have Options When it Comes to Buying or Leasing a Boat If you love to be out on the water, at some point, you’ve probably considered owning a boat. But is it right for you? For many would-be boat owners, the thought of having their own vessel conjures up images of cruising around on bluebird days, making the most …

How to Prevent Mold and Mildew in Your Boats Cabin

How to Prevent Mold and Mildew in Your Boat’s Cabin

Protecting Your Boat from Mold and Mildew Let’s face it: No one likes mold and mildew. These smelly fungi are disgusting, to say the least, and they can singlehandedly ruin the livability of a room. When mold and mildew get into your boat’s cabin, however, that confined space turns into a place you’d do anything to avoid, rather than a …

Do Recreational Boaters Need a VHF Radio

Do Recreational Boats 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 under 65 feet are not …

Using Your Marine VHF Radio Quick Tutorial

Using Your Marine VHF Radio | Quick Tutorial

Proper Use of Your Boat’s VHF Radio Your boat’s VHF radio is one of the most versatile communication devices available to sailors. It is also the single most valuable piece of safety equipment you have on board. Knowing how to use your radio will ensure your call for help is clearly heard should the need arise. You also want to …