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Queasy to Calm: The 13 Best Seasickness Remedies to Cure You Quickly

Seasickness—also called mal de mer, if you wanna sound fancy—comes in many forms, ranging from visual disorientation and stomach cramps to green complexions and, of course, losing your lunch. Our body equilibrium gets thrown off balance by the motions of the waves. Even the hardiest of us—like me, been around boats all my …

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14 Smart Boat Storage Ideas to Keep Your Deck in Check

Nobody likes a cluttered boat. Whether you’re in your cabin cruiser, pontoon or deck boat, you don’t want items rolling around, getting in the way and flying out of the boat. But those things you bring on board usually have a purpose. You want them to be handy when you need …

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11 Common Sense Boating Tips for Beginners

Row, row, row your boat…  Gently down the stream…  Well, that sounds easy enough. How hard can it be to row gently down a stream? Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily…  Life is but a dream… The whole “merrily” and “but a dream” thing starts to seem more difficult to achieve as …

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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 …

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The 5 Best Types of Boat Flooring Materials to Put Underfoot

The deck makes the boat. The right boat flooring material will protect your vessel and add to its unique style. Choosing the wrong flooring material can lead to expensive cleaning sessions, replacements and repairs later on. But you might not even be aware that you have much to choose from. …

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Get in Gear: 16 Cool Boat Gadgets You Never Knew You Needed

Every boat needs to be stocked with necessary items like life jackets, fire extinguishers, flares, VHF radios, registration papers, anchors and what have you. The best part is digging into the cooler boat gadgets—the fun and functional things you never knew you needed, but are extremely happy to have aboard. Now …

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The Best Tips and Tools for Teaching Kids to Water Ski

I’ve been around boats all my life. I come from a long line of lake-loving water skiers, both my parents being slalom and barefoot skiers. But I have a confession… I can’t water ski. And I don’t have to look back and wonder why I never took to the sport …