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13 Sailor Superstitions to Curse (Or Bless) Your Voyage

Steer clear of curses this Halloween! From women, witches and whistling, to bananas, birds and cats, there are some interesting sailor superstitions floating around. And with Halloween just around the corner (or hiding in a dark galley), I thought it would be fun to share some interesting, and perhaps bizarre, sailor …

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5 Reasons to Appreciate and Embrace the End of Boating Season

Time to put away seat cushions, zip-up covers and unload those accessories that made your boat a home away from home the entire summer. It’s a time of year all boaters know well… the end of boating season. For most boaters, the process of winterizing the boat is not nearly as enjoyable …

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Practical Tips to Make the Most of the Fall Boating Season

It’s the end of boating season! But oh, what I’d give for longer days, brighter sunshine and more time outdoors! But wait—I can? Absolutely. Done right, fall boating can function as an extension of summer-time. After all, it’s lovely to enjoy your favorite activity for just a few more days. Why …

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The Various Types of Saltwater Fishing Boats for Serious Anglers

To do ocean fishing right, you need only two things: Knowledge of hot fishing spots and the saltwater fishing boat to take you there. But if you’re a newbie to ocean fishing, you first need to understand the types of saltwater boats available. Discover each saltwater fishing boat’s main features and zero in on …

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Lone Star Lake Love: The Best Boating Lakes in Texas

When it comes to boating, nobody messes with Texas! While you might not think immediately of Texas as a great place to boat, I’m here to tell you otherwise! It’s, in fact, one of the best places in the country to head out on the water. Why? Well, a big …

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Winter Boating Tips to Enjoy the Water Through the Colder Months

Who said there was a boating season? Boating’s a popular activity all across the United States of America. Boaters ply the waters from Miami to Maine, the Gulf to the Puget Sound, from San Diego to Sag Harbor and from the Great Lakes to the 10,000 Lakes. But in some locations, most folks end …

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Feeling Drained? Choose the Right Battery for Your Trolling Motor

The most critical part of your boat? The battery. Do you struggle with batteries for your electric trolling motor? Are you constantly dishing out your hard earned cash every year for new batteries? Are you getting only a few hours (or worse—a few minutes) out of your trolling motor? Or are you …

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The Lowdown on Boat Horsepower (And How to Make the Most of It)

To be clear, horses can’t pull boats. (Okay, unless the boat is a barge towed along a canal.) So why do we use horsepower to measure boat engine strength? Furthermore, why do we use horsepower to measure any engine’s capacity? What is horsepower, anyway? To put it simply, horsepower is… confusing. It …