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The Beginner’s Guide: How to Drive a Narrowboat with Grace

Narrowboats are long thin tubes of steel. Heavy, slow and awkwardly shaped… they’re easy to drive, right? Well, actually, yes. And quite gracefully, once you master a few basics. Standing on the stern of a 70-foot narrowboat can be a terrifying experience. But never fear. They’re slow, so you get plenty of …

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The Ultimate Guide to an Unforgettable Key West Sailing Vacation

Balmy temperatures, Caribbean flavors, 800 islands to explore and 6,000 reefs—the Florida Keys is where it’s at. The Florida Keys, also called simply “the Keys”, is home to thousands of miles of reefs, beaches, six-toed cats, a national park and the southernmost point of the continental United States. But with …

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Spraying Gelcoat: Do It Right and Protect Your Vessel for Many Years

Gelcoat is essential to maintain your boat’s look and sea-worthiness. Gelcoat isn’t just a pretty resin that makes the vessel look nice; it protects the fiberglass surface and acts as a barrier to water absorption. It’s like the paint on window frames: Over time, weather fades the paint and it starts to flake …

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The Best Marine Wi-Fi Extenders for High-Seas Internet

We live in a world that’s always connected. No matter where you are—whether it’s at work, at home, on the street, in the mall or on your boat. Staying connected is so important, for so many reasons. You might be rolling your eyes right now at how young people can’t be away …

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The Ultimate Guide to Electric Trolling Motors (Plus Some Awesome Models)

Frustrated in choosing the best electric trolling motor for your boat? Learn more about electric trolling motors with this handy guide! They’ve been around for decades, the technology keeps improving and they greatly improve fishability. So find the best trolling motor to install so you can enjoy fishing every season! With endless choices …