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Dock Bubblers to Melt Away Your Winter Boating Woes

“Winter is coming.” In the world of boating, boaters are just the Starks who must get ready for a merciless weather. If you live in high altitudes or where water tends to freeze and are considering a wet (in-the-water) storage for your boat, you need to be cautious and prepare the surrounding dock …

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Canal Boat Tips: Little Hacks That Make a Big Difference

Boating tips and hacks are the best cheats, bar none. And as boaters, we learn a hack or two as we become more experienced. We pick up handy tips along the way that make life seem simpler. Well, I like to think of my specific canal boat tips and “hacks” as timesaving solutions to positively impact your …

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The Ultimate Guide on How to Secure Your Boat for a Hurricane

From Texas to Key West to the BVIs and other boating destinations, hurricanes slam United States coastlines with an increased intensity each passing year. Storm surges, winds, rainfall, waves and even the occasional tornado, are all in the realm of hurricane territory. And preparedness is necessary to survive these natural disasters. Us boaters, especially, should know …

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The Best Cold Weather Gloves for Boaters, Hands Down

These days I like to do the majority of my boating down south, but I can’t help admit that I’m a born-and-bred, tried-and-true Canadian. And as a Canadian, you could say I have a little bit of experience dealing with cold climates. In fact, I have a lot of experience. …

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Cast a Line: How to Catch the Best Fishing Kayak

Kayaks bring to mind that classic image of a lone paddler gliding silently across the water. Maybe with a nice sunrise or sunset in the background. And maybe even with a fishing pole. Why? Because kayaks—whether sit-ins or sit-on-tops—make an excellent vessel option for fishing! They’re quiet, economical and easy …

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The Ultimate Low Down On Sit-On-Top vs. Sit-In Kayaks

Ah, that age-old question: Which is better, sit-on-top or sit-in kayaks? It’s a particularly wrenching debate for me, as I own both types. Both a sit-in touring Old Town Castine 140 (check price on Amazon)  and a sit-on-top Ocean Kayak Malibu Pedal (check price on Amazon) rest beside my house. And I …

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13 Exceptional Southern Lakes for Boaters to Explore

Come on down, the water’s fine! Honestly, there’s nothing quite like boating in the south. Georgia, Florida, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and more—they all have their own unique culture of boating that makes them hard to miss out on. Not only that, but the beautiful weather (almost all year long in …