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 …

No Galley No Problem

No Galley, No Problem | Cooking Aboard a Small Boat

5 Tricks to Great Meals on a Boat Boat camping is a great way to get away from it all. For one thing, boats can take us places that no other form of transportation can. These peaceful places offer quiet and serene anchorages that lie far away from the troubles of land-life. But staying on your boat presents some challenges. …

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 Have you ever dreamed of sailing on long stretches of open water with your closest family and friends? Or perhaps taking some time out of the day job to relax on your own boat, with nothing but a beautiful blue sky and open sea ahead of you? As great as it sounds to own …

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 …