Tips for Boat Buyers

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Boat Docking 101: Good Articles and Videos

close quarters

There’s plenty of information available online about how to dock your boat. Some of it’s even pretty good. Trouble is, when you multiply boat types … [Read more...]

Hurricane SunDeck 2690: Big Beam Brings Amenities

SunDeck 2690 helm and galley

Seems as if pontoon boats are getting a lot of headlines these days. (Well, OK, we’re giving them the headlines ourselves.) As versatile as today’s … [Read more...]

How to Find Boat Launching Ramps

Galveston POI

Lyle Lovett has a great song called If I Had a Boat. Maybe he should write a follow-up called If I Had a Boat Ramp. Sure, it’s nice to have a boat, … [Read more...]

A Good Time to Buy a Used Go-Fast Boat?

Donzi center console

The secret is out. Go-fast boats are expensive, maintenance-intensive, more prone to break than any other kind of vessel, and good for, well, not much … [Read more...]

MerCruiser and Chevy: Marine Power Couple

Chevrolet small block

  Look under the hatch and on the transom of most stern-drive runabouts and you will almost invariably see black, as in MerCruiser. And where … [Read more...]

Other People’s Boats

other peoples boats

I’ve owned a fair number of boats, but when people ask me what kind of boat I have, my answer is, “I currently sail on other people’s boats.”  That … [Read more...]

Classic Boat Insurance

This barrel back stern wooden lake runabout is worth protecting with an "agreed value" insurance policy

Most people have enough invested in their boats to want boat insurance to cover accidents and be able to recoup that investment. There are a few, just … [Read more...]

Cleaver Props and Nose Cones: No Use on Slower Boats

Cleaver prop

  Look through the listings on BoatTrader.com long enough and you’ll find a recreational boat fitted with a Cleaver-style propeller or a … [Read more...]

Robalo R180: Small Package, Big Heart

The Robalo R180

A little while ago we wrote about the Grady-White Freedom 192, and how Grady builds boats with stringers of marine plywood encased in hand-laid fiberglass. … [Read more...]

Summer is a Good Time for Boat Buying

boat ramp

I have a friend in western Pennsylvania who regularly posts pictures on Facebook. This year, she was updating with pictures of snow on the ground until … [Read more...]



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