Assess Your Boating Situation: Buy, Sell, or Upgrade?

Fall is often transition time for boaters. Some are shopping for boats to match their changing lifestyle.

Autumn can be bittersweet for boaters. The leaves are turning colors and some of us are getting in those last few cruises before we have to put the boat … [Read more...]

Best Spring Break Destinations for Watersports Junkies

The very words “spring break” conjure images of campy 1980s movies featuring beer-swilling co-eds in board shorts and bikinis. Of course, it might … [Read more...]

10 Best Tow Boats for Water Skiing and Wakeboarding

Whether you’re at the helm or on the end of the tow rope, the boat you’re using makes a big difference in your water skiing or wakeboarding experience. … [Read more...]

How to Drive a Jet Ski or PWC

Explore any of the narrow canyons on Utah’s Lake Powell, and you’ll likely find them scuffed with pockmarks the color of Easter eggs. The culprit? … [Read more...]

Best Water Toys for 2018

Now that Christmas is in the rearview mirror, it’s time to start thinking about summer, and if you’ve got a boat, that means water toys. We’ve put … [Read more...]

Inboard Boat Engines Are Not Car Engines

Ilmor's MV10 engine is based on the powerplant of the Dodge Viper, but has been completely reengineered for harsh marine use.

I've talked a lot in this blog about the differences between boats and cars—how they're built and serviced differently, and how their wiring and other … [Read more...]

Chaparral 21 H2O Outboard Sport Review

At a base price of $32,795, the Chaparral 21 H2O Outboard Sport is a great way to get into a brand-name boat for a reasonable amount of money. The boat … [Read more...]

Boat-Towing with Front-Wheel Drive

A front-wheel drive vehicle can get the job done, depending on the numbers, but rear-wheel drive gets a traction assist from the trailer tongue weight. And four-wheel or all-wheel drive will do best of all.

A buddy of mine was nosing around the Auto Trader the other day looking for a used SUV to replace his clapped-out old beater. He has a boat, so he was … [Read more...]

What is a Walkaround Boat?

The interminable question for boaters everywhere is, "What boat would you buy if you could only buy one?"  It’s the question we all deal with because, … [Read more...]

What is a Tow Sports Boat?

We've talked elsewhere about the pros and cons of various boat types — walkarounds, center-consoles, pontoons, and so on — and have said more than … [Read more...]


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