Tips for Boat Buyers

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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...]

How to Scare Off Boat Buyers

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Maybe it’s the white beard and sunburnt face that encourages people to ask my opinion about boats they are interested in buying. I prefer to think … [Read more...]

Sterndrive Engines: Big Block or Small?

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I might be overthinking this, but let’s just say for the sake of simplicity that the price difference among all three is negligible, the hours are comparable, … [Read more...]

Inboard Engine Alignment

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If you have an inboard engine on your boat and have excessive vibration, it may be due to the engine not being properly aligned with the shaft. Worn cutlass … [Read more...]



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