Boating

Veterans Day Special: Performance Boaters Show Support

The Support Our Troops Poker Run is annual happening on the Lake of the Ozarks. Photo by Brad Glidewell/Glidewell Photography.

Take nothing away from the celebration of Veterans Days on Nov. 11. It’s a special day for all of us to reflect and give thanks to those who serve our … [Read more...]

All About Boat Trailers

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When we shop for boats, we look critically at the boat. We scrutinize its condition and whether it will meet our needs. On the other hand we probably don’t … [Read more...]

Winterizing Your Boat

Snow on the dock and anti-ice bubblers at work. In-water storage can work in protected marinas, but engines and all water systems still have to be winterized.

If you live in one of those nice, warm places where you can take your boat out for a spin year-round…  well, congratulations. You can stop reading. … [Read more...]

#AskBoatTrader: Hurricane Insurance Q&A

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In the aftermath of both Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, Boat Trader sat down with Matt Anderson, President of Global Marine Insurance Agency to answer … [Read more...]

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...]


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