Boating

Three Big Boat Problems — and How to Avoid Them

This little technical skiff may look innocent enough, but even a simple boat like this has systems that can scheme to ruin any boating day. Maintenance is the key to staying out of trouble and avoiding aggravation. Photo by Gary Reich.

Whether you know it or not, your boat is a crafty piece of work. That’s right, it’s constantly conspiring against you, whether it means leaving you … [Read more...]

Engine Hours on a Used Boat: Trust But Verify

Rinda's TechMate diagnostic tool can help with determining engine hours on a used boaat with digital fuel injection.

If the boat you’re considering has an aftermarket hour meter, and it seems a bit too low to be true, is there a way to verify what it says? In some cases, … [Read more...]

Five Boat Products With Corny Names That Actually Work

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Ever buy a ShamWow only to find out that it didn’t have much “wow” factor? What about the Ginsu knife? And let’s not even get into Dump Dinners. … [Read more...]

Ocean Watch Magazine Online: Get Smart, Get Involved

Ocean Watch Magazine is an online collection of expert articles covering conservation issues and suggesting hands-on approaches for boaters.

There’s a lot of urgent news today about the perils that the world’s oceans are facing – plastic pollution, warming, acidification, loss of species, … [Read more...]

Mercury Racing Introduces the Verado 400R

The new Mercury Racing 400R.

Mercury's Verado engine series keeps getting revamped, refined, and more powerful. One of the latest offerings -- from Mercury Racing -- is the Verado … [Read more...]

New Volvo Penta Forward Drive Could Be a Game Changer

With Forward Drive, wake surfing behind a stern-drive boat is now an option.

Sitting somewhat inconspicuously in the corner of the Four Winns booth at the Miami International Boat Show was a new model dubbed the TS222. It wasn’t … [Read more...]

Used Boat Part Sources: Water Strainers

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If you’ve ever been bilge-diving in your boat, then you’ve likely been face-to-face with a water strainer at one point or another. Designed to filter … [Read more...]

10 Boating Lessons Kids Should Know Before Climbing on Board

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You can find boating tips for kids all over the Internet. BoatUS offers a bevy of them as do U.S. Power Squadrons, the American Boating Association, and … [Read more...]

Five Great Winter Boat Projects

Old, stiff hose and rusty hoseclamps are ideal targets for a winter project.

Admit it—you’re bored. The holidays have long gone and with the Super Bowl over the prospects for any chances at fun are pretty slim until spring comes … [Read more...]

Join the #IHeartBoating Challenge on Instagram

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We might not be doing much boating during the month of February, but we can still celebrate our love for the water.   In honor of American Heart Month, … [Read more...]



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