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Heavy Weather Boating

storm waves

Two incidents recently reminded me of things we all should know about boating in rough weather conditions. The first involved my participation on someone … [Read more...]

Video: Harris Flotebote Sunliner 200 Boat Review

The reviewers over at Boats.com dive into this value-oriented party pontoon boat from Harris Flotebote. Looking for a different review? Search our video … [Read more...]

Baby Boomer Boaters

swim platform

No one likes the idea of growing old. And the physical reality for the seventy-six million Americans that the U.S. Census Bureau estimates were born during … [Read more...]

Water-Pump Impeller: Priority One

Unless you have proof in the form of a receipt or confirmation from the shop that did the work, replacing the water-pump impeller should be one of the … [Read more...]

Boat Speed vs. Fuel Economy

Given the current level of fuel prices and their volatility, it’s a good idea to be aware of fuel economy when shopping for a new or used boat. Then … [Read more...]

Right-sizing Your Boat

boat right-size

Right-sizing in the corporate world means the elimination of jobs, but in the boating world it merely reflects a smart choice by boat owners matching their … [Read more...]

Buying a Boat? Where Will You Keep It?

Boatbuying can be accompanied by a sort of weird, narrow-focus fever, and it’s common for fever-bright buyers to get way down the purchase path without … [Read more...]

Preseason Outboard Maintenance

Seaswirl 2301

In early May, I asked my buddy Lee if he had launched his 2005 24 foot Seaswirl with its 250 hp Yamaha outboard yet. “Not yet,” said Lee. “I’m … [Read more...]

Boating Spring Fever

hull staging

My friends and sailing buddies are calling to see if I can give them a hand as they prep their boats for the spring launch. Bottom painting, rigging, … [Read more...]

Boat Trailer Brakes: Surge vs. Electric-over-Hydraulic

There are plenty of advantages to owning a trailerable boat as opposed to one that you keep in a slip or on a mooring. If you're shopping for such a boat, … [Read more...]


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