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 …

Can My Car Tow A Boat

Can My Car Tow A Boat? (We evaluated 100 vehicles)

Tow Your Boat Without Destroying Your Car It may have taken years, but all of the saving and fretting has finally paid off and you finally have the boat you always wanted. Whether it’s a bass boat used to spend hours chasing after fish, or a ski boat to create some heart racing memories with your family, you are going …

Tips for Using Boat Fenders

12 Genius Tips for Using Boat Fenders

Fender or Bumper: What’s The Difference? Most any boater knows that they need to protect their investment when it’s docked so that vitals like the hull aren’t damaged by moorings, pilings, and other boats. This is especially true for rougher water conditions. Where boating novices often go astray is in properly identifying the equipment they need to do the job. …

Surviving a Boat Trailer Tire Blowout

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 …

12 Best Boating Apps for Your Smartphone

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 …

How long is a Boat Fire Extinguisher Good For

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 …

Powder Coating Versus Painting Your Boat Trailer Which is Best

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 …

Everything You Need to Know About Boat Fire Extinguishers

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 …