Tips for Boat Buyers

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Talking Boats with Surveyor Jonathan Klopman

Some of a surveyor's tools of the trade

Editor's Note: This story was originally published in Soundings Magazine, part of Chris Landry's ongoing "Talkin' Boats" column, and it contains some excellent … [Read more...]

Blue Water Dreams

Another Adventure

Many people dream of ocean voyages to distant shores. The freedom and personal challenge can be quite appealing, but the doing might take years to bear … [Read more...]

Price Your Boat with NADA Guides and Boats.com

NADA guide Boats.com listing

How much is your boat worth? What asking prices are owners setting for similar boats? And that slightly larger boat you've been eyeing yourself—is the … [Read more...]

Safety: View from the Launch Driver

launch ride

It’s nearing the end of the summer and the kids who’ve been driving the yacht club launch are leaving to go back to college. So, I’ve been recruited … [Read more...]

Boat Service Is Not Car Service

car boat

Many boat owners expect the same type of service on their vessels from boat yards as they get on their automobiles. And some yacht yards are even trying … [Read more...]

How to Get Rid of an Old Boat

scrap boat

Buying a new or used boat is difficult for any prospective owner who already has an old boat. The presence and backlog of used boats is actually hindering … [Read more...]

Marine Battery Types and Charging Tips

flooded or wet type battery

Most boats under 50 feet in length have 12-volt electrical systems. Yet many experienced boaters can’t tell you much about the batteries they have on … [Read more...]

How to Spend More Time on Your Boat

boating family

A late Sunday afternoon - people are leaving their boats in the mooring field and hitching a ride back to shore on the full yacht club launch.  So many … [Read more...]

Navigation: How to Identify Hazards on a Chart

A hazard such as a wreck can have multiple symbols to indicate the type of hazard

I mentioned in last week’s blog, How to Judge the Tide and Not Run Aground, that to become a competent boater there are three basic things you will … [Read more...]

Shore Power

A 30 amp 125v cordset are not your only options for connecting to shore power

One of the modern conveniences of life is that we can bring our electronic devices practically anywhere—even to sea. New marinas are made more attractive … [Read more...]



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