Tips for Boat Buyers

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MerCruiser and Chevy: Marine Power Couple

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  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

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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

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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...]

Top 5 Reasons to Buy from a Marine Five Star Certified Dealer

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Starting to shop for a boat and don't know where to start?  Take a look at the list of Marine Five Star Certified Dealers.   Here are the top 5 reasons … [Read more...]

Boat Painting Tips

boat painting

Summer is here. Your boat is still on the trailer in the back yard. Or on stands in the boat yard. You're staring at the topsides. They're dingy and faded … [Read more...]

Grady-White Freedom 192: Good Thinking

Grady-White 192 Freedom

There’s a reason why Grady-White stays at the top of the charts, as this versatile, well-planned little Freedom 192 demonstrates. It's a 19-foot dual-console … [Read more...]

Budgeting Your Boat Bucks

boat budget spreadsheet

My friends and I use slang for the cost of boating—"boat bucks."  One boat buck is equal to $100. So when we say, “it was a couple of boat bucks," … [Read more...]



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