Boating

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Cards from Your Boat

Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love, and the love you have for your boat is strong. It’s a bond that requires hard work, trust, dedication, … [Read more...]

What Could You Buy For the Cost of a Super Bowl Ad?

Business Insider is reporting that a 30-second television advertisement during February’s Super Bowl costs about $5 million—the equivalent of spending … [Read more...]

Ice Fishing: Everything You Need To Know

We’ve covered quite a few topics when it comes to fishing on boats.com, but one we’ve never broached is what you need to know to go ice fishing. Considering … [Read more...]

How to Drive a Jet Ski or PWC

Explore any of the narrow canyons on Utah’s Lake Powell, and you’ll likely find them scuffed with pockmarks the color of Easter eggs. The culprit? … [Read more...]

Best Water Toys for 2018

Now that Christmas is in the rearview mirror, it’s time to start thinking about summer, and if you’ve got a boat, that means water toys. We’ve put … [Read more...]

Inboard Boat Engines Are Not Car Engines

Ilmor's MV10 engine is based on the powerplant of the Dodge Viper, but has been completely reengineered for harsh marine use.

I've talked a lot in this blog about the differences between boats and cars—how they're built and serviced differently, and how their wiring and other … [Read more...]

Holiday Boat Parades

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but boating is so delightful. And since we’ve no place to go, let it glow! Let it glow! Let it glow! It’s … [Read more...]

Boating Industry’s Top 100 Dealers

The Top 100 dealers of 2017 were announced at the conclusion of the Marine Dealer Conference and Expo (MDCE) Dec. 13 in Orlando, Fla. Established in … [Read more...]

Marine Binoculars 101

A pair of 7 X 50 binoculars with a compass built in. Photo courtesy of Steiner.

A quality pair of sturdy marine binoculars is one piece of gear that plenty of boaters don’t keep aboard—but they should. Useful not only in collision … [Read more...]

Boat-Towing with Front-Wheel Drive

A front-wheel drive vehicle can get the job done, depending on the numbers, but rear-wheel drive gets a traction assist from the trailer tongue weight. And four-wheel or all-wheel drive will do best of all.

A buddy of mine was nosing around the Auto Trader the other day looking for a used SUV to replace his clapped-out old beater. He has a boat, so he was … [Read more...]


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