Boat Engines and Systems

Boat Wiring Is Not Car Wiring. Honest.

Boatowners who want to do some of their own wiring should at least have a basic kit with high-grade marine connectors, like the ones sold by Ancor.

Believe it or not, the electrical system in your boat faces a foe more sinister than the ravages of time or the harshness of the marine environment. Your … [Read more...]

Anodes for Outboards and Outdrives

Mercury sells replacement kits, which include all mounting hardware, for about $75. Just specify which drive or outboard you have to get the right parts.

Scientists discovered a couple of centuries ago that when you fasten two metals together in seawater, electrons will flow from the more active metal, the … [Read more...]

New England Boat Show: Fresh Confidence

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Buying a boat and maintaining a boating lifestyle takes a certain level of financial wherewithal, and I’m not talking about the super rich and their … [Read more...]

Wealthy Boaters All

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One of my favorite TV shows is HGTVs’ House Hunters International. They focus on traveling the globe looking for housing in exotic places. Last week … [Read more...]

Talking Boats with Al Herum

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Our sister site Boats.com frequently posts stories that originally appeared in Soundings Magazine. We thought you'd enjoy this profile of Al Herum, who … [Read more...]

Boat Equipment: Making a List, Checking it Twice

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As the Christmas holidays approach I’m sure you’ll hear the song about old St. Nick—“He’s making a list and checking it twice, gonna find out … [Read more...]

Roughing It Today

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I’m not sure how people who enjoy the great outdoors developed their affinity. Camping and boating trips with the family when I was young were the basis … [Read more...]

Boating Safety: Lifejackets are the New Seatbelts

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Your intrepid boating journalist found some news about lifejackets that will likely affect you. Did you know that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) … [Read more...]

Boat Storage Stands

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Almost all boats spend time on dry land sitting on their trailers or boat stands—especially during winter storage. Having operated a boatyard that routinely … [Read more...]

Boat Trailer Maintenance

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A third of the 100,000 plus boats for sale on this website are listed with trailers. That's no surprise because according to BoatUS, nearly 7 million Americans … [Read more...]



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