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Can a Boat Battery Freeze – Winterizing Marine Batteries

With winter now upon us, one of the questions you might all be asking yourself is whether or not a boat battery can freeze, and what should you be doing about it? The answer is: Yes, boat batteries can freeze. In-fact,  any battery can freeze if it gets cold enough. Keeping a full charge on the battery and storing it …

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What Is a Boat Rooster Tail and How You Can Make One

The term rooster tail is used in fluid dynamics, meteorology, and automotive gear shifting. But in this article, we are going to talk about rooster tail related to fluid dynamics. In fluid dynamics, a rooster tail lies directly in the wake of an object such as a boat traveling within the water and is accompanied by a protrusion vertically. A …

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5 Ways to Heat Your Boat That You Might Not Have Thought Of

With summer nearly over it’s hard even to think that we’ll soon be taking our boats off the water and preparing them for winterization time. But before we do that there’s still a little time to head out and enjoy some more time out on the water. The problem with this time of year is that it can get quite …

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Outboard Motor Making Knocking Sound

This past weekend I while I was waiting to launch my boat, I could hear this loud knocking noise coming from someone else’s boat that was tied next to the dock. Several people were standing around, trying to figure out what was causing the knocking noise. Before anyone could figure out what was causing it, the owner loaded up his …

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25 Helpful Boating Tips For Beginners

With summertime among us once again, there is going to be many new boaters joining the water for the first time. For a beginner, boating can be very intimidating if you are unprepared or not sure what to expect. Just remember, even an experienced boater first started as a beginner. Below you will find a list of some of the …

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Starting Boat Motor Out Of Water

I’ve heard a lot of boaters talking about how they start their inboard or outboard engine while the boat is on land so they can test the motor before they have it on the boat launch. That got me wondering how safe it could be for the engine, so I did some research. As it turns out, you can safely …

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12 Common Boat Problems To Watch Out For & How To Fix Them

Boating is a thrill-filled activity, and it does not matter whether you do it for sport or as a pastime; any average boating experience is an awe-inspiring experience. But with all the thrill, also come problems. No matter how well-maintained your boat is, there are so many things that could go wrong with it. And the worst part is, these …

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Where To Mount The Boat Compass

The boat compass is imperative for proper navigation, but if you want to read it properly, you have to know where to put it. A lot of people are confused, and they end up placing the boat compass in the wrong place. The compass should be mounted on the ship in front of the helmsman. The most important thing that …

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4 Most Common Reasons Why Your Boat Leans To One Side

I was browsing through some boater forums this past weekend when I came upon someone asking why their boat would be leaning to one side while they were underway, and some of the comments had me wondering how common this problem really is. As it turns out, there are a few different reasons why your boat might be leaning to …

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Can a Boat Battery Get Wet

I was sitting here thinking about my batteries that I have stored on my basement floor for the winter and it got me wondering if the batteries could get wet if my sump pump stopped working and the basement flooded. After a couple of hours researching the topic and reading through a bunch of forums I was able to find …