Gary Reich

Troubleshooting a Faulty Submersible Bilge Pump

Bilge pumps live in deep nooks that naturally collect dirt, hair, and general grunge. They have to be robust, and they have to be maintained. All photos: Doug Logan

Not long ago we wrote about how to install a submersible bilge pump, that thankless piece of gear primarily designed to keep nuisance water from collecting … [Read more...]

Tying Up Boats: Mooring Basics

Does this boat look securely moored, to your eyes?

This article originally appeared on boats.com. Republished by permission. Aside from knowing how to safely run a boat out on the water, being able … [Read more...]

Best Boat Deals: Expert’s Choice—Jones Brothers, Beneteau, Bertram

2006 Jones Brothers Cape Fisherman 20 LTE

This story will be available in the future as part of Boat Trader’s Best Boat Deals series,  but the boat listings below may not be. If you click … [Read more...]

Submersible Bilge Pumps: Installing One Like the Pros

A simple submersible bilge pump setup. Illustration courtesy of ITT Jabsco

If you’ve ever taken a close look at your bilge, you’d likely admit that it’s probably the nastiest place on your boat, even if you do your best … [Read more...]

Everglades 325cc: Canyon Capable

Big waves and an open ocean? Everglades will turn it into playtime.

This article originally appeared on boats.com. Republished by permission.   If you’ve spent any time looking at offshore center-console … [Read more...]

Great Watersports Boats from Malibu, Monterey, and Scarab

If there’s an option or creature comfort that Malibu’s flagship M235 doesn’t have, chances are you don’t need it. Photo courtesy of Malibu.

There are few better ways to beat the summer heat than jumping in the water and riding behind a boat on a wakeboard, waterskis, or maybe a tube or two. … [Read more...]

Nine Ways to Beat the Summer Heat on Your Boat

An electric fan or two below can mean the difference between a sleepless night and a good night’s rest. Photo courtesy of Hella.

As a liveaboard who spent a decade’s worth of summers at anchor, I earned a PhD in dealing with heat on a boat. And we’re not talking your run-of- … [Read more...]

Big Bowrider Roundup: Three Great Models for 2016

Sea Ray 280 SLX

Ten years ago most any bowrider over about 25 to 27 feet in length would have been considered truly huge by most standards. Today, however, these boats … [Read more...]

Best Boat Deals: Expert’s Choice—Grady-White, Carver, Supra

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This story will be available in the future as part of Boat Trader's Best Boat Deals series,  but the boat listings below may not be. If you click through … [Read more...]

How to Buy a Used Boat

Sea trials are always exciting, but don't let emotion rule you., and if you're new to the game take along an experienced friend and/or your surveyor.

Whether you’re eyeing an old, beaten-up fiberglass skiff for crabbing or you’re dreaming about a rugged trawler that will help satisfy your dreams … [Read more...]


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