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 …

Winterizing an Outboard Engine

Winterizing an Outboard Engine

Key Things You Need to Do to Winterize Your Outboard Prepping your boat for the cold winter months is called winterizing. If you plan to winterize your boat yourself, here are some winterization tips we’ve prepared to make sure you don’t forget anything. Winterizing Checklist Start by making a checklist of all the tasks you need to get to. You …

How to get a boating license

How to Get Your Boating License

Everything You Need to Know | How to Obtain a Boating License On a hot, sunny summer’s day there’s nothing better than being out on the water and cruising around in your boat. Whether you like to fish, glide through the water, or just sit and relax, there’s no doubting that boating is a fantastic pastime. But, operating a boat …

What Size Bimini Top Do I Need

What Size Bimini Top Do I Need

Important Things to Consider When Selecting a Bimini Top Selecting the right Bimini top for our boat is more than just finding the right color and shape. My wife and I needed to find one that fit the measurements and dimensions of our boat. It also needed to be just the right height without added problems. These problems can involve …

How to measure your outboard motor shaft length

How to Measure Your Outboard Motor Shaft Length

Why the Outboard Motor Shaft Length Matters No matter what size of boat you are running, one of the most critical choices you can make when buying an outboard motor is the shaft length. All boats are different, and the motor manufacturers produce a variety of standard lengths. Finding the right size is a matter of looking at what you’ve …

Product Review Aerial Wakeboardings Universal Ski Tow Bar for Pontoon Boats

Product Review – Aerial Wakeboarding’s Universal Ski Tow Bar

Ski Tow Bars and Accessories for Pontoon Boats Recreational boaters enjoy water sports because they allow them to spend time with friends and family doing the things they love – being on the water, enjoying the summer sun and feeling the cool spray and wind that only boating can provide. Pontoon boats are one of the most popular type of …

Do I need flares for my boat

Do I Need Flares for My Boat?

Boating Flares and Distress Signals All boat owners are legally required to meet minimum safety standards, even if they only use it for recreation. If your boat is less than 16 feet you only need distress signals between sunset and sunrise. This can be one electric distress light or three combination day/night red flares. If your boat is longer than …