Five Things to Do to Prepare Your Boat for Sale

Cleanliness may be next to godliness, but it also helps boats sell. Make your boat as clean as a whistle before listing it for sale—inside and out. Photo by Gary Reich.

While it’s about as cliché as boat sayings get, this one certainly has some truth to it: “The two happiest days of boat ownership are the day you … [Read more...]

Troubleshooting Your Boat’s 12-Volt DC Lights

12-volt bayonet-style light bulb sockets and their negative and positive contact points. Photo courtesy of Perko.

Let there be light…or not. One of the most annoying and common problems you will encounter as a boat owner are lights that fail to work. At a minimum … [Read more...]

Best Boat Deals: Expert’s Choice—Pathfinder, MJM, Sun Tracker

2011 Sun Tracker 25 XP3

Like it or not, the 2016 summer boating season will soon fade into memory, at least for most of us folks above 32º north latitude. Still, don’t be depressed; … [Read more...]

Troubleshooting a Faulty Submersible Bilge Pump

Bilge pumps live in deep nooks that naturally collect dirt, hair, and general grunge. They have to be robust, and they have to be maintained. All photos: Doug Logan

Not long ago we wrote about how to install a submersible bilge pump, that thankless piece of gear primarily designed to keep nuisance water from collecting … [Read more...]

Tying Up Boats: Mooring Basics

Does this boat look securely moored, to your eyes?

This article originally appeared on boats.com. Republished by permission. Aside from knowing how to safely run a boat out on the water, being able … [Read more...]

Best Boat Deals: Expert’s Choice—Jones Brothers, Beneteau, Bertram

2006 Jones Brothers Cape Fisherman 20 LTE

For a die-hard boater without quite enough time for a fishing trip on a rainy, lazy Sunday, it's hard to beat an hour or two of clicking and scrolling … [Read more...]

Submersible Bilge Pumps: Installing One Like the Pros

A simple submersible bilge pump setup. Illustration courtesy of ITT Jabsco

If you’ve ever taken a close look at your bilge, you’d likely admit that it’s probably the nastiest place on your boat, even if you do your best … [Read more...]

Everglades 325cc: Canyon Capable

Big waves and an open ocean? Everglades will turn it into playtime.

The Everglades 325CC is a new offshore center-console fishing boat has the chops to take on big water—and big fish. This article originally appeared … [Read more...]

Great Watersports Boats from Malibu, Monterey, and Scarab

If there’s an option or creature comfort that Malibu’s flagship M235 doesn’t have, chances are you don’t need it. Photo courtesy of Malibu.

There are few better ways to beat the summer heat than jumping in the water and riding behind a boat on a wakeboard, waterskis, or maybe a tube or two. … [Read more...]

Nine Ways to Beat the Summer Heat on Your Boat

An electric fan or two below can mean the difference between a sleepless night and a good night’s rest. Photo courtesy of Hella.

As a liveaboard who spent a decade’s worth of summers at anchor, I earned a PhD in dealing with heat on a boat. And we’re not talking your run-of- … [Read more...]


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