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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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15 Tips for Safe Boating With Kids

I have a six-year-old and many nieces and nephews who will be coming out on the boat with us this summer, and that got me thinking about safety, and boating with kids. Obviously, I want to make sure the kids are having a great time, but I want also to make sure they are safe. After many hours of researching …

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DIY – Remove and Change a Boat Propeller Quick and Easily

If you’ve never had to remove or change a boat propeller before, then consider yourself lucky. There are a few reasons why you might have to change or remove your boat propeller. For example, you might have gone through a shallow part of the lake or river and found yourself a rock. This type of thing can damage your propellers. Or …

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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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Complete Boating Essentials List – Do You Carry These Items?

Every good boater has a boating essentials list. It’s a list of items that they’ve learned to assemble over the years. The list got made from their first-hand experience, either from not having the item on them, or being glad, they did when the time came. These are items that they would never go out the water without. There are …

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Proper Boating Etiquette – The Unspoken Rules Of The Water

For years now proper boating etiquette has always been the unwritten rule of the water that all great boaters, live by. Some boaters come by it naturally, while others get taught or they learn it as they go. These unspoken rules help keep everyone safe, on and off the water. Boating is a community and being part of that community means …

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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 …