Tips for Boat Buyers

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Galvanic Soup

Repairing the rubrail on a small rowboat the other day triggered a multi-day thought process about the metals used on boats.  To start, it was a simple … [Read more...]

The Boatyard’s Awake

I spent the past couple of days in a local boatyard preparing a Friendship sloop I am going to captain part-time this summer for the water.  There really … [Read more...]

Boat Flippers in a Down Market

With the U.S. economy sputtering, discretionary spending on boats has been off for several seasons. This is not news to folks like you who scour boat listings … [Read more...]

Lake Boat Classics

A few years ago, I was discussing buying a boat with a friend. After showing him some examples of the kind of boat I was looking for, he produced his own … [Read more...]

No Man’s Land

There is a small desolate island south of Martha’s Vineyard called No Man’s Land--it is stony, flat topped, and devoid of trees. As a matter of fact … [Read more...]

Any Boat but a Fishing Boat

Just recently, I had a friend ask my boating advice about fitting out his 24-foot SeaSwirl with outriggers so he could go tuna fishing. We live reasonably … [Read more...]

Aluminum Boats Can Fish, Entertain, and Even Tow

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Aluminum boats offer a wide range of uses from fishing to entertainment, sports and recreation to day trips for both experienced and notice boaters.  … [Read more...]

Looking for a Cheap Used Boat? Buy an I/O

Powerboats with inboard engines and outdrives (I/Os) are a popular configuration for those boaters who want the high-horsepower and weight distribution … [Read more...]

Anchors Aweigh!

What kind of anchors come with the boat you’re looking to buy?  Those long lists of equipment included in the sale aren’t usually very descriptive—at … [Read more...]

Lifting Keels

A few months ago, I suggested that anyone thinking of buying a boat should focus on use to identify the boat that is right for them. I’m taking my own … [Read more...]


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