Boating

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...]

Spring Outboard Commissioning

A photo of an outboard engine with its cover off.

Getting your outboard ready for spring launch is just one of the projects ahead of you in the full commissioning checklist, and it's often sort of a good … [Read more...]

Where to Sell Your Boat Online

Boat Trader attracts a high volume of visitors because it features hundreds if not thousands of models in popular boat types.

To sell your boat, you only need one buyer, but if you are like most sellers, you’ll need an online advertisement with local, national, or even international … [Read more...]

Used Boats, New Engines

This old Mako has been fitted out with a modern Yamaha four-stroke. New power on an old boat can mean a good deal. Doug Logan photo.

As you browse through Boat Trader listings, keep a lookout for ads showing older boats with newer engines. You may not necessarily be looking for this … [Read more...]

Get Your Boat Ready for Summer: Commissioning Checklist

A good marine paste-wax will shine a hull better and last longer than labor-saving all-in-one products. All photos: Doug Logan

For boaters in the haul-out-and-hold-on zones of the chilly north, spring is a pretty exciting time. As soon as the weather breaks, thousands of us start burrowing … [Read more...]

The Outboard Expert: New F25, F75, and F90 Outboards from Yamaha

Offered in 15” and 20” lengths, there are eight variations of the new Yamaha F25 outboard.

Lighter, faster, quieter outboard motors from Yamaha include a new F25 with EFI, an F75, and an F90. And there’s Yamaha prop news, too. This article … [Read more...]

Troubleshooting Your Boat’s Fresh Water System

A typical electric fresh water pump. Note the distinguishing names and numbers on the pump motor, which make finding parts much easier. Shurflo photo.

Fresh water systems in one form or another (even as simple as a bucket or a barrel with a cup on a string) have been on boats since man ventured far enough … [Read more...]


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