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Brush Up on Boating Safety

Is it spring yet? Hang in there, skipper — just a few more weeks to go! While we’re biding our time until the season opens, how about taking some time to brush up on your boating safety? We put together a few things you can do now, so that you can head out on opening […]

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The 2017 Boat Reviews Are In

Oh, the 2017 boating season is so close, we can practically smell the sea air! In the scant few weeks until spring arrives, we can always get our boating fix by checking out some of the hottest new boats on the market. We scoured our favorite sites for their reviewers’ takes on the 2017 models […]

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5 Best Boating Apps for Your Smartphone (Plus One Handy Pro Tip)

As we count down the days to the start of boating season (hang in there, captain — it’s coming, we promise!) this is a great time to make sure all our gear is in tip-top condition for opening day. While you’re checking your battery, engine, safety gear, anchor, and trailer hitch, don’t overlook one vital […]

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Mind Your Manners: Boat Launch Etiquette for All Boaters

In a few weeks, springtime temperatures will return at last and we’ll all head for the open water. And while it’s easy to let our enthusiasm get the better of us, it’s always important to show respect for our fellow boaters — especially at the boat launch. Ever found yourself fighting off “ramp rage” while […]

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7 Knots Every Boater Should Know

As we wait patiently — or not so patiently — for the boating season to start, this is a perfect time to brush up on all the stuff we boaters need to know. Like safety regulations. Or the finer points of maneuvering through locks. Or why bananas on board are a serious no-no. Or knots. […]

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5 Boating Destinations to Try in 2017

If the harsh winter weather has you stuck on land until the spring thaw, there’s only one thing to do … well, OK one thing besides shopping for the latest gadgets or catching up on the best boat movies of all time. We’re talking about planning all those awesome destinations you’re going to hit once […]

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5 Gadgets Every Boater Needs

So the holidays are over, and now you’ve got a wad of gift cards to your favorite boating supply retailers burning a hole in your pocket. What to do?   Time to go shopping for the latest gadgets, of course! Shop now to make sure you’re kitted out for when the season starts up again […]

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6 Best Boat Movies of All Time

As the cold, dank days of December drag into the even colder-and-danker days of January, many of us are facing long, lonely hours of separation from our boats and our beloved open water. Hang in there, captain — springtime is coming, and in the meantime, we’ve got some ideas for getting your boating fix, Hollywood […]

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Safety Tips for Cold-Weather Boating

If you live in a warm-weather climate, there’s usually no reason to place your boating activities on hold during the winter months. On the other hand, if you live way up north, you’ve probably had to bid your boat a fond farewell until springtime. If you live somewhere between these two extremes, however, you may […]

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Best Boaters’ New Year’s Resolutions

Tick, tock, tick, tock … As the hours tick away on the year-that-was, many of us will start thinking about how we can make the next one better. What’s on your resolution list? For us boaters, resolving to do things like “spend more time on the boat” are no-brainers, but why stop there? We scoured […]

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