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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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Help! Boat Prop Has Play In It – Troubleshooting Tips

I was talking to my neighbor over the weekend, and he was asking me if I knew if a prop should have a little movement when its tighten. I wasn’t sure, so we took a look at my outboard engine that I have sitting in my garage, and mine didn’t have any movement. A properly tightened prop should not move back …

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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 …

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Boat Lighting – Complete Guide to Navigation Lights

I was sitting in the garage the other day admiring my boat when I noticed the green navigation light on the side of the hull, and it dawned on me that I haven’t had the boat out after sunset yet. It also got me wondering about the different places I’d like to travel this summer and what it would be …

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16 Boating Essentials for Kids – Safety and Fun

Safety Items: Before we jump into the fun items you should bring aboard with you and the children, we should cover some of the crucially important essential items that you shouldn’t forget. #1. Life Jacket Making sure your little one is wearing a properly fitting life jacket is one of the most important essential items you need to bring with …

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Docking a Boat For Beginners and What You Should Know

Docking a boat for the first time is probably one of the more nerve-wracking experiences you will have to endure as a boater. I bet practically everyone you talk to will tell you how easy it is to dock a boat, and well, for the most part, they will be right. It really is an easy task as long as …

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Why I Love The Newport Vessels 55 Pound Trolling Motor

I don’t have a lot of experience with trolling motors, but hands down the Newport Vessels 55 Pound Thrust 8 Speed Electric Trolling Motor has been without a doubt one of the best purchases I have made so far. The Newport Vessels 55Ib thrust electric trolling motor is practically in a league of its own. Designed and constructed with only …