Jake Owen: I Just Love Being on a Boat

Country singer Jake Owen has loved boating since he was a kid.

There's never a dull moment on boats, and yet there are a lot of peaceful and thoughtful moments, too. All this is well-known to experienced boaters -- … [Read more...]

Boat Trader Newsletter: Worth Signing Up For

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If you're a frequent visitor to Boat Trader (because you've got a persistent case of boats on the brain, like those of us who work here), you might want … [Read more...]

Rafting Up: Tips and Tricks

Rafting up with friends is one of the big pleasures of boating, but there are procedures and protocols that make it safe and enjoyable.

Rafting up with other boats can serve two purposes – it can either provide you a docking place when the boat slips are already full, or it can be strictly … [Read more...]

Ethanol and Boat Fuel: Stay Vigilant

A combination fuel filter and water separator will collect water in a clear reservoir at the bottom. Keep a close eye on that reservoir and drain anywater out right away

If you're new to boating and are looking at used boats to buy, you might not be aware of the running battle boaters have been waging with ethanol-based … [Read more...]

Preparing Your Used Boat for Sale

If you're getting your boat ready to sell, a moderate amount of time and effort will add genuine value and help justify your asking price.

First impressions are everything when you are trying to attract buyers to your used boat for sale. Just as important as when selling a house, proper staging … [Read more...]

Best Dog Breeds for Boaters

Standard poodles make excellent water dogs. They're natural swimmers and are easily trained.

Man’s best friend can be a great companion on land or at sea. There are many breeds of dogs that were bred to be on the water and are considered a natural … [Read more...]

Visiting a Boat Show: Game Plan!

Going to a boat show without a plan is like walking into fiberglass forest. You'll just get bewildered.

One of the best things you can do to kick out the winter doldrums and start getting psyched for spring is to visit a nice, big boat show. It doesn’t … [Read more...]

The Rude Trailer Boat: Highway Blabbery

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Remember those old station wagons with rear-facing seats? Sometimes you’d get stuck behind one on a long highway ride. There would be two kids in the … [Read more...]

Cruisers Sport Series 238: Can Do.

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The Wisconsin boatbuilders at Cruisers Yachts have been mighty busy lately, celebrating 60 years in business by creating a bunch of new models in all sizes, … [Read more...]

Larson All-American 23: Past Meets Present

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It's not often that a boatbuilding company celebrates its 100th year in business, but that's what Larson Boats, of Little Falls, Minnesota, is doing -- … [Read more...]



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