Boating

Hurricane Preparation for Boaters

Hurricane Isaac approaches the Gulf Coast in 2012. There's little time left to prepare at this point. Photo courtesy of the National Hurricane Center.

Sooner or later, anyone who keeps a boat for long in a hurricane zone will have to deal with the threat of a major storm, and possibly the reality of the … [Read more...]

How to Party on a Boat

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Drift away on a water raft or catch some rays on the sunpad of the boat—whatever you do, enjoy yourself.

Boat parties are the best parties; there's nothing like rockin' the boat and making some waves. Grab your flip flops, swim trunks, sunscreen and a handful … [Read more...]

Tips for Boating with Kids

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Whether you’re new to boating, new to kids, or you have a new crew of children coming onboard, knowing these 10 tips for boating with kids will surely … [Read more...]

Volts, Watts, Amps, and Ohms: 12-Volt Terms for New Boaters

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If you’re new to boats, or even if you’ve been around them for a while but have been avoiding the electrical bits, sooner or later you’re going to … [Read more...]

Boat Grills: BBQ Equipment on the Water

If you're ready to get things sizzling on the water, start by check out your options for the best marine grills. Photo Courtesy: Sea Ray Boats.

Most boaters will agree that food tastes better straight off the grill—particularly on a warm summer day, after you spend many hours out on the water. … [Read more...]

Propane Safety for Boats

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Relatively speaking, propane is a fairly new fuel aboard boats. As recently as the 1970s, the majority of recreational boats relied on denatured alcohol, … [Read more...]

Free Concerts By Boat

Aquapalooza is the king of all boating concerts - especially when Alan Jackson headlines the show.

If you love boats and you love live music, what could be better than combining the two? Easy answer: combining the two for free. And no matter where you … [Read more...]

10 Best Party Coves in America

Tie up to your neighbor to join the party at Harmon Creek Party Cove on Lake Cumberland. Photo Courtesy: Jay Nichols/Naples Image via LakeCumberlandPokerRun.net.

For many of us, there’s no place we’d rather be on a hot summer day than floating our boat in our favorite body of water. From lakes, bays, channels, … [Read more...]

Trailering Your Boat: Seven Items to Check Every Time

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Yes, I know, a headline like that can come across as a pedantic wet blanket. You could read it that way -- I get that, but here’s the way it was intended: … [Read more...]

Five Simple Habits That Make Your Boat Engine Last Longer

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Everybody is looking for ways to make things last longer, whether it’s our cars, appliances, baseball games, or yes, our boats. What if I told you there … [Read more...]


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