Best Boat Deals: Expert’s Choice—Grady-White, Carver, Supra

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How to Buy a Used Boat

Sea trials are always exciting, but don't let emotion rule you., and if you're new to the game take along an experienced friend and/or your surveyor.

Whether you’re eyeing an old, beaten-up fiberglass skiff for crabbing or you’re dreaming about a rugged trawler that will help satisfy your dreams … [Read more...]

Family Fishing: Essential Gear and Tips To Get You Going

Fishing with family and friends is a great way to make the most of a day on the water. The good news is that getting started is relatively easy. Photo courtesy of Lenny Rudow.

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I fully embrace the old saying, “A bad day fishing is better than a good day at the office.” My addiction to … [Read more...]

Five Great Fishing Apps That Aren’t Fishing Apps

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If you’re an angler, it’s certainly no secret that you can find and download literally hundreds of different smartphone and tablet apps that promise … [Read more...]

Runabout Roundup: Three Top Picks for 2016

The Four Winns S215 can blast up into the 40-mph range with its standard powerplant, providing a lot of fun for the buck. Photo courtesy of Four Winns.

What the heck is a runabout, anyway? Well, according to Chapman Piloting and Seamanship (a must-have book if you're new to boats) it’s any smaller-sized … [Read more...]

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

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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

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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...]


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