Boat Engines and Systems

5 Tips for Repowering your Boat

Lack of engine access on some boats can add significant cost to any repower project.

I have estimated and overseen dozens of repower jobs—mostly on inboard powerboats over 30 feet, but also on I/O’s, sailboats, and outboard boats. Replacing … [Read more...]

Rod Holders: Fishing Boat Accessories

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My buddy Ed enters the garage and immediately sees the stack of fishing rods and reels leaning in a corner. “Hey, mind if I borrow a few of those for … [Read more...]

Performance Upgrades: 4 Ways to Buy Better Speed

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Not long after people get a new-to-them boat out on the water, they begin to wonder how they can make it go faster. Well, after you've eliminated needless … [Read more...]

How Big an Outboard will Fit on my Boat?

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In this world of bigger-is-better, I’ve often been asked, “Just how big an outboard can I put on my boat?” The answer, of course, depends on the … [Read more...]

Boats.com Launches Gear and Parts Store

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Our sister site Boats.com, in association with MarineMax, has launched a Gear and Parts store that stocks everything boats: from clothing and accessories … [Read more...]

Used-Boat Benefits: A Little Something Extra

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It would be easiest just to find a decent used boat with a good service history and the telltale signs of good upkeep -- but the savvy shopper would do … [Read more...]

2012 Newport International Boat Show Report

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I am usually a little skeptical of “new” boats being last years’ models with a touch more freeboard, another foot in length, or a few more bells … [Read more...]

VHF Radio Protocol

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The other day, while working my part-time launch-driver’s job, I got a call from a young child requesting a ride to shore from his family’s boat. The … [Read more...]

Buying a Used Boat: Accessories Count

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I know a couple who own a Sabre 36 sailboat. It is a well-maintained boat they’ve owned for five years. They’re trying to sell it and downsize to a … [Read more...]

The Right Boat Tool for the Job

You never know what you may find when digging through a soft tool bag to find that hidden tool.

Plunk goes the soft tool bag filled with old tools on the deck of the launch. Time to change a clogged Racor fuel filter on the boat’s diesel, which … [Read more...]



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