Boating

How to Drive a Jet Ski or PWC

Explore any of the narrow canyons on Utah’s Lake Powell, and you’ll likely find them scuffed with pockmarks the color of Easter eggs. The culprit? … [Read more...]

Best Water Toys for 2018

Now that Christmas is in the rearview mirror, it’s time to start thinking about summer, and if you’ve got a boat, that means water toys. We’ve put … [Read more...]

Inboard Boat Engines Are Not Car Engines

Ilmor's MV10 engine is based on the powerplant of the Dodge Viper, but has been completely reengineered for harsh marine use.

I've talked a lot in this blog about the differences between boats and cars—how they're built and serviced differently, and how their wiring and other … [Read more...]

Holiday Boat Parades

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but boating is so delightful. And since we’ve no place to go, let it glow! Let it glow! Let it glow! It’s … [Read more...]

Boating Industry’s Top 100 Dealers

The Top 100 dealers of 2017 were announced at the conclusion of the Marine Dealer Conference and Expo (MDCE) Dec. 13 in Orlando, Fla. Established in … [Read more...]

Marine Binoculars 101

A pair of 7 X 50 binoculars with a compass built in. Photo courtesy of Steiner.

A quality pair of sturdy marine binoculars is one piece of gear that plenty of boaters don’t keep aboard—but they should. Useful not only in collision … [Read more...]

Boat-Towing with Front-Wheel Drive

A front-wheel drive vehicle can get the job done, depending on the numbers, but rear-wheel drive gets a traction assist from the trailer tongue weight. And four-wheel or all-wheel drive will do best of all.

A buddy of mine was nosing around the Auto Trader the other day looking for a used SUV to replace his clapped-out old beater. He has a boat, so he was … [Read more...]

Veterans Day Special: Performance Boaters Show Support

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

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...]


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