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How to Fully Winterize Inboard Boat Motors in 4 Steps

It’s the end of boating season and time to—reluctantly—start strapping down those winter boat covers. Then you’ll be moping around winter boat shows to fight the winter boater’s blues. Before you get to that, though, there’s one crucial thing you have to do: Winterize your inboard boat motor! If you’ve got an inboard …

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How to Handle Boating in Rough Seas and Nasty Weather

Heavy weather and rough sea conditions can be a dangerous combination when you’re out on the water. As careful as you might be, weather and water can still take you by surprise. In the summer boating season, heat waves bring high-pressure fronts and can bring on storms pretty unexpectedly. And there are worse …

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Anchors Aweigh! Choosing a Solid Anchor to Secure Your Boat

We all know the unmistakable, classic fisherman’s anchor from nautical-themed T-shirts, sailor’s tattoos, fancy lattes and giant lawn sculptures outside New England seafood shanties. The reason you see them more as symbols these days is that they aren’t used much for their intended purpose below water. They’re very heavy and, …

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How to Choose the Right GPS for Your Boat

We all lose our way from time to time. A GPS can be the solution for boaters, but many of us even lose our way while trying to pick the right gadget. Choosing a marine GPS for your boat is a daunting, technical task which involves sorting through reviews, watching videos …