Boat Engines and Systems

Marine Battery Types and Charging Tips

flooded or wet type battery

Most boats under 50 feet in length have 12-volt electrical systems. Yet many experienced boaters can’t tell you much about the batteries they have on … [Read more...]

Sun Power: Solar Battery Chargers for Your Boat

Solar Power flexible panel

Like many boaters, and particularly sailboaters, I have always been cognizant and even enamored by wind power, but I didn’t give much thought to solar … [Read more...]

Shore Power

A 30 amp 125v cordset are not your only options for connecting to shore power

One of the modern conveniences of life is that we can bring our electronic devices practically anywhere—even to sea. New marinas are made more attractive … [Read more...]

Boat Trailering: the Tow Vehicle

What boat fits behind this tow package and how far will it go

Driving down the road the other day I noticed a pick-up truck pulling an empty boat trailer. I started to wonder what kind of boat would fit on the trailer. … [Read more...]

Anchors Aweigh!

Pivoting shank or danforth type aluminum anchors are lightweight and work best in sand.

What kind of anchors come with the boat you’re looking to buy?  Those long lists of equipment included in the sale aren’t usually very descriptive—at … [Read more...]

Cover Frames for the DIY Boater

If you follow my blogs, you’ll have read that I’m a big believer in covering your boat during the off-season (see "5 Winter Lay-up Tips for Your Boat". … [Read more...]

Theft Prevention Tips When – Times Get Tough, Criminals Get Tougher.

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Florida Sport Fishing Staff Report Boat and marine-related thefts are on the rise and with over 1-million registered vessels in the state of Florida, … [Read more...]

Accon Marine Uses YouTube To Show Customers How To Install Hardware

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Accon Marine now has installation videos for its most popular products. With each clip about two minutes long, viewers can see just how simple it is to … [Read more...]

What Do Boaters Want For Christmas?

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Photo Credit: BoatUS Boat US reports that in a multiple-choice opinion poll of the association’s more than half-million power and sailboat-owning … [Read more...]

Key Buoy from Davis Instruments Saves Your Keys From Sinking

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Photo Credit: Davis Instruments Water can be a black hole for boaters, anglers, swimmers and other outdoor enthusiasts' keys and small tools. Not anymore, … [Read more...]



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