Boating

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...]

#AskBoatTrader: Hurricane Insurance Q&A

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

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

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

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

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...]


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