Tips for Boat Buyers

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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...]

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...]

Pontoon Boat Roundup

Cypress Cay LE250

People who do their boating on lakes and other inland bodies of water have long known something that coastal boaters have only recently begun to find out: … [Read more...]

Boat Delivery: Do It Yourself or Hire a Pro?

Cape Hatteras

Anyone buying a boat via the Internet these days may want to consider the delivery aspect of getting the boat home. Trailering is one thing, but delivering … [Read more...]

Adding Trim Tabs

Bennett SLT6 self leveling tab

A buddy of mine bought a boat a while back that couldn’t keep its nose planted no matter how much negative trim he dialed in on his outboard. Hit a wave, … [Read more...]



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