Boat Trailer Flat Tire

Surviving a Boat Trailer Tire Blowout

How to Safely Handle a Flat Tire on Your Boat Trailer Have you noticed that there seem to be fewer tire blowouts on the road these days? This isn’t a coincidence. While we may always have the occasional flat tire, tire technology continues to improve, with fewer blowouts as the happy consequence. This is good news for drivers everywhere and …

Boating Apps

12 Best Boating Apps for Your Smartphone

Smartphone Apps for Your Boat Are you a boating enthusiast? Do you love being outside, on the water, with the ocean breeze in your face? If you do, there are several smartphone apps that can make your boating experience much more enjoyable. A lot of really great apps are available for amateur captains looking for the local weather conditions, marine …

Boat Fire Extinguisher Life

How long is a Boat Fire Extinguisher Good For

Your Boat’s Fire Extinguisher Has a Limited Shelf Life Imagine picking up a fire extinguisher during an emergency on your boat only to find it’s empty or not in working condition. None of us want to find ourselves in this dangerous situation. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a simple way to know if your fire extinguisher was in …

Trailer Powder Coat

Powder Coating Versus Painting Your Boat Trailer | Which is Best

Should You Paint or Powder Coat Your Boat Trailer Are you considering a new paint job for your boat trailer? If so, you might want to consider powder coating the trailer rather than the more traditional painting methods. Your choice will affect the look, feel, and life of your refinishing job. Choosing the right paint and finish for your boat …

Boat Fire Extinguisher

Everything You Need to Know About Boat Fire Extinguishers

Fire Extinguishers Are the Best Safety Investment You Can Make for Your Boat It’s a no-brainer that every boat should have a fire extinguisher among its equipment. A fire extinguisher is there to protect our lives and, hopefully, our vessels. Can we ever have too many? The fact is that a boat fire can spread at breakneck speed–expanding by 100 …

Boat VHF Radio vs Cell Phone

Cellphone versus VHF Radio – Which is Better for Boating Safety

Can I use my cellphone in place of a VHF radio If you regularly take your boat out into open or secluded waters, then you’ve likely already discovered that communication can be a major problem without a very high frequency (VHF) radio. Whether it’s an emergency or just asking a fishing buddy where the action is, you need to have …

Boating Safety

Boating Safety Training | More Valuable Than You Think

Are Boating Safety Courses Worth the Cost Boating can be a fun, enjoyable activity whether you’re fishing or simply floating for the sheer pleasure of it. About 75 million Americans take part in boating each year, the National Ocean Service reports. Maybe you’d like to buy yourself a boater license or register as a boater. If so, it’s mandatory that …

Boater’s Insurance

Do You Need Boat Insurance?

Is Insuring Your Boat Worth the Cost You finally bought the boat you wanted and can’t wait to get on the water. You want to hear waves lapping against the sides, feel a light breeze passing by, and just relax. Or maybe your plan is to gather friends for an afternoon of water skiing. Either way, the last thing you …

Center Consoles for your boat

Center Consoles for your boat | Important facts to know

Is a Boat Center Console Worth the Cost and Space The center console of a boat is a central control station consisting of steering, trim control, radio, ignition, and various electronic systems found in the middle of the boat deck. Having a center console on my boat, I know how efficient and convenient they are. Not every boat is suitable …

Mold and mildew boats

Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Boat Mold and Mildew Free

Mold and Mildew – A Boat’s Silent Killer To me, boating is the most rewarding and enjoyable experience life has to offer. The only downside is the never ending maintenance and repairs. There is nothing worse than taking the cover off your boat and finding your upholstery covered in mold or your cabin smelling musty. I’ve spent years cleaning mold …