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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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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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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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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 …

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Basic Boating Terms That Beginners Should Learn

It’s always fun and exciting to go on a boating trip, but this does come with its fair share of challenges. The idea is to know precisely how to control your boat and get it to the desired fishing location. That’s why it makes a lot of sense to learn as many boating terms as you can. And that’s the …

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Should I Disconnect My Boat Battery – What I Learned

One of the questions that I have asked myself was whether or not I should be disconnecting the battery while my boat is not in use. What I found out was that, yes, you should disconnect the battery if your boat is stored on land, but if you store your boat in the water, then no. Let me explain. Turning …

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Will My Boat Engine Freeze – Everything I have Learned

With all of the freezing temperatures that we have had lately, It’s hard not to wonder about my engine and if I should be concerned about it freezing or not. After doing many hours of research on the topic, I was able to put together a helpful informational guide that I would like to share with you. Engines that are …

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Can Boats Survive Tsunamis? Everything You Should Know

Last night at dinner I was talking to my wife about the different places we could go this upcoming summer for a family vacation, and somehow the conversation turned to tsunamis. I have heard in the past that being on a boat during a tsunami is a safe place to be, but I still wanted to do some research into …

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Launching a Boat For The First Time – What To Do and Not Do

Launching a boat is very easy, and it’s a lot of fun once you know what you are doing. Sure, when you are doing it for the first time, it may not be so easy to do, but understanding the system required and practicing it to perfection can make the process of launching a boat one of the most fun …