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How to Rotate or Replace a Boat Hatch (And Reasons You Should)

Boat hatches can make or break a boat. But when considering boat maintenance and appearance, we tend to overlook their functionality. When really, they should be top of any old salt or new boat owner‘s mind to upgrade or repair. Why? Well, for several reasons, both practical and cosmetic. A cracked boat hatch with a …

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5 Incredible Destinations for Canal Boat Holidays

Want to cruise rural countrysides from the comfort of your own canal boat stateroom? If you want an unforgettable holiday adventure, a canal boat cruise will win over your family and friends’ hearts and minds. Bring them along as you calmly float along intricate waterways, through rolling hillsides, villages, and patchwork …

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5 Stellar Liveaboard Diving Destinations (And the Ships to Carry You There)

Wanna dive into the deep waters of Indonesia? Perhaps you prefer the clear waters of the Bahamas. Wherever you dream of diving, liveaboard dive trips are an excellent and comfortable way to explore these bucket-list destinations. The liveaboard diving and boating lifestyle take passengers off the beaten current with itineraries full of exotic species, …

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Liveaboard Marinas: How to Tie Up and Stay Awhile

Wanna give it all up and live on your boat? (Those guys on TV make it look so great.) But while living “on the hook” is adventurous and all, it’s not always convenient for times you need to be on land. So if you’re seeking more than a mooring ball and …

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Narrowboat Stoves: The Burning Questions

Nothing beats a naked flame’s mesmeric beauty. Just the sight of fire warms you to the core. There’s something primeval about it. There’s a reason why narrowboat stoves are so successful at heating our boats and have been tried and tested for centuries: They work! It’s that simple. And why are they …

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Boat Wi-Fi Antennas: Getting Internet Is Easier Than You Think!

Imagine a world without the internet! Seriously, who remembers what life was like before the internet? Nowadays it’s as essential as heating, water, and electricity. It has become a utility in every sense of the word. And as a liveaboard boater, working from my boat, I need a reliable service …

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How to Restore a Boat Without Losing Your Mind

If you’re reading this, you probably have a boat. If you have a boat, you realize they’re a labor of love. The sheer love for being on the water outweighs the hard work needed to keep a boat in good shape. This is what separates us boat owners from occasional seagoers crushing beers on a …

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How to Plan Canal Boat Trips (What You Need to Know)

Canal boating is the most fun you can have at the slowest speed possible! No other form of boating moves this slowly. You could walk quicker! But that’s the point. The passage is slow, sedate, and beguiling. It hypnotizes as you slip quietly between green and pleasant lands. But relaxing canal …