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11 Fun Boat Accessories to Create a Floating Party Paradise

On a beautiful day, what’s better than spending time afloat on your boat with friends? A favorite pastime of mine is to take out the boat, submerge the anchor for the day, then swim, eat and drink with my favorite people. However, a boat itself doesn’t supply enough amenities to …

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6 Slick Boat Trailer Maintenance Tips to Know Before You Tow

Exploring new destinations with a boat in tow is all part of the boating lifestyle. Having the right trailer is important. Most important, however, is boat trailer maintenance. Especially if you’re traveling and visiting new destinations all the time. It may take some time and effort, but it’s a necessary safeguard …

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8 Everyday Boat Maintenance Tips to Give You Total Peace of Mind

Sure, you winterized your boat. And you also have an annual servicing and cleaning routine in the spring to dewinterize your boat. After that, you may assume that all will be fine—that is, until something breaks, tears, blows or just stops working entirely. The frequency of your boat care routine all depends …

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The Tall Ships Regatta Lands in North America

Every year, Sail Training International hosts “Tall Ship” regattas and races around the world. More often than not, these races and regattas take place in and around Europe. This year, however, the behemoth ships make their way across the Atlantic to join forces with Tall Ships America for an epic …

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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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7 Boat Accessories for Dogs You Might Have Overlooked

You’re pumped about spending hot summer days on your boat. And, of course, your best friend wants to go, too. I don’t know about you, but my best friend is my dog. Before you let your dog hop on board, you need to plan ahead. That means you need the right dog-friendly …

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The Ultimate Boat Emergency Kit to Keep You Safe and Sound

If not for the courage of the fearless crew, the Minnow would be lost. It’s just too bad the crew didn’t bring the three pieces of boat safety equipment or even an emergency boat kit along with them. If they had, they wouldn’t have found themselves shipwrecked. Or, in the worst …