Best Boat Deals: Expert’s Choice—Boston Whaler, Carver, Viking

2013 Boston Whaler 270 Vantage

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Boat Waxes and Polishes for Making Your Gelcoat Shine

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If there’s one thing that gets anyone with a boating affliction pumped up, it’s a glossy shine on a fine-looking boat. But if you’ve looked down … [Read more...]

Best Boat Deals: Expert’s Choice—Monterey, Baja, Yamaha

2002 Baja 232

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Spring Outboard Commissioning

A photo of an outboard hanging off the back of a boat.

Getting your outboard ready for spring launch is just one of the projects ahead of you in the full commissioning checklist, and it's often sort of a good … [Read more...]

Marine Binoculars 101

A pair of 7 X 50 binoculars with a compass built in. Photo courtesy of Steiner.

A quality pair of sturdy marine binoculars is one piece of gear that plenty of boaters don’t keep aboard—but they should. Useful not only in collision … [Read more...]

Best Boat Deals: Expert’s Choice—Albemarle, Everglades, Parker

2012 Parker 2100 Special Edition

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Three Scrappy Center-Consoles for 2016

The Robalo R180 is a small center-console boat packed with high-quality features at a reasonable price point. Photo courtesy of Robalo.

Among the most versatile and adaptable boat designs ever created, center-consoles are rightly well loved among boaters around the world. The design is … [Read more...]

Pontoon Boat Basics

Pontoon boats are an increasingly popular way to get out and enjoy the water with your friends and family. And, there are lots of good reasons why.

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Chris-Craft Catalina 23: One Sweet Ride

The first glimpse of the Catalina 23 will make you think "wow, that's sophisticated." And it is.

One of the most versatile and beloved boat designs of all time, center-console boats have a reputation for being rugged, utilitarian craft with a bend … [Read more...]

Selecting an Inflatable Personal Flotation Device (PFD)

An automatic inflatable life vest with integral harness. Note the D-ring attachment points. Photo courtesy of SOSPENDERS.

Most personal flotation devices (PFDs) have a major design flaw: the bulky flotation material makes them so cumbersome and uncomfortable that few boaters … [Read more...]


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