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What Causes a Boat to Sink and What You Should Know

There’s no worst feeling than walking down to the docks with your fishing pole in hand, only to find your boat is now sitting at the bottom of the water. There are many different ways for your boat to sink. The most common way for a boat to sink is from a faulty bilge pump not working correctly, or a …

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What You Should Know to Make Your Boat Go Faster

Deep down I think we all have a love for going fast, and for some people that love for speed shouldn’t be limited to the speed the manufacturer bestows upon you when you purchase your boat. Making your boat go faster is more than just an engine overhaul or buying the most powerful asset on the market! It requires a …

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Complete DIY Boat Maintenance Guide For Beginners

Now that I’m a boat owner, I’m starting to learn that it’s not just all fun all of the time. Every boat requires some maintenance to ensure it’s running correctly and many of those things you can do yourself. I put together a list of items you should be checking and doing to help prolong the health of your boat …

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Everything You Need to Know for Winterizing a Boat

With winter right around the corner, the cold air will soon be taking over, causing temperatures to drop below freezing for half of the country. But before that happens you need to make sure that your boat is ready. Without properly winterizing your boat, you run the risk of water freezing and causing the engine block to crack, resulting in …

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Boat Security – How to Prevent Your Boat From Being Stolen

I’m sitting here on a dock enjoying the sun and watching the boats cruise around. Not far from me is a marina filled with a lot of really lovely expensive ships, and it got me asking myself  “what kind of boat security would these people have to prevent their boat from being stolen?”. Then it got me thinking, what if …

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How To Get Rid of And Prevent Algae on a Boat

I have to admit; I didn’t know too much about algae until I began researching it. I figured if my son were going to be coming out on the water with me, then I’d better learn more about it and make sure it wasn’t going to be harmful to us. As it turns out, there are different stages and types …

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Boats and Lightning, What You Should Know

The answer is a big YES, boats do get struck by lightning. However, they say the odds of your boat getting struck by lightning during a thunderstorm are low. But I wouldn’t want to take those odds, because if lightning did strike your boat, it could have devastating effects. How Likely Is My Boat To Be Struck By Lightning? They …

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Best Boats For Beginners

This post is a beginners guide to buying your first boat. When I first started to dig deep into the research and figure out what the best types of boats for beginners were, I had no idea that there were so many different types of boats to choose from. There are so many different choices that I was both excited …

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Which Boat Seat is Right For You

When it comes to boat seats there’s more to them then you think. There are many different styles and levels of comfort to choose from, similar to how there are many different styles of couches or recliners you can buy for your living room at home. Picking the right seat for you depends on you and your level of comfort …

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Buyer’s Guide for a First Time Boat Purchase

Our retirement dream boat is a beautiful 54′ long luxury cruiser yacht with all the bells and whistles. Powerful enough to plow through the roughest waters as we head towards the Caribbean for a few weeks.  But before I can get ahead of myself with such a lavish purchase, I decided to keep things simple and more attainable for my …