How far offshore can I take my boat

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. Unfortunately, there’s no tidy definition …

How much does it cost to outfit a boat with LED lights

How much does it cost to outfit a boat with LED lights

Cost Analysis for Fitting Your Boat with LED Lights If you spend any time out on the water at night, you’ll need to outfit your boats with the appropriate lighting system. In the maritime world, boat lights not only allow you to enjoy a cruise at night, but also make it possible for vessels to see each other despite the …

Should You Powder Coat Your T-Top

Should You Powder Coat Your T-Top

Key Facts about Protecting Your Boat’s T-Top Nearly every boat has some amount of metal on board. It might not be much–bow rails and cleats, or maybe a Bimini top frame. Other boats have a massive amount of metal in the form of T-tops, tuna towers, poling platforms, rod holders, and rails of every description. All of this can look …

Maximum boat horsepower calculator

Maximum Boat Horsepower Calculator

Want to Know the Biggest Engine Your Boat Can Handle? Check out our new horsepower calculator If you’re curious to know what the largest engine you can legally put on your boat is, try this calculator. It uses the federal regulations to compute the largest outboard engine you’re allowed to install. The federal government regulates the horsepower of outboard motors …

Renting a Slip versus Trailering Your Boat Everything You Need to Know

Renting a Slip versus Trailering Your Boat | Everything You Need to Know

Should You Trailer Your Boat or Rent a Slip When you own a boat, your responsibilities don’t end when you go home at the end of a nice day out on the water. A boat, like any other large investment, takes time and effort to care for properly. Boats, in particular, pose their own unique challenges, especially when it comes …

Wakeboarding versus Skiing Which is Better

Wakeboarding versus Skiing: Which is Better

We Offer Our Opinion on Two Great Water Sports If you’re like me, you frequently have to make decisions about how best to spend limited funds for anything related to your boat. My family and I recently had to choose between buying water skis or wakeboards for our boat. I was surprised by the reaction this topic produced. Everyone had …

What is the Best Outboard Motor for Saltwater

What is the Best Outboard Motor for Saltwater

Choosing the Perfect Outboard for Your Ocean Cruising Boat Not many topics get batted around the docks more than what brand of outboard you should put on your boat. Like picking out a new car, every motor has enthusiasts and haters. Sometimes it’s challenging to sort through all of the hype. Unfortunately, buying a boat isn’t quite as simple as …

How to Repair a Fiberglass Boat Hull from the Outside

How to Repair a Fiberglass Boat Hull from the Outside

Repairing a Damaged Fiberglass Boat | Secrets the Pro’s Use You’re out for a day of cruising in your new boat, weaving in and out of islands on your favorite lake. After a long day out on the water, you turn around to head back to the boat launch, only to hear the dreaded scraping and crunching of your boat …

Can you ski behind a pontoon boat.

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, they can also be used …

What Does a Bilge Pump Do

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 buy them on impulse. As …