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How to Tow a Wakeboarder for Maximum Fun While Staying Safe

Before we talk about how to tow a wakeboarder, let’s make sure we’re all on the same wavelength. Wavelength. Oh yeah, pun right in the first line, baby. Wakeboarding is a watersport much like water skiing, in which a participant rides a single broad, short board over the water while …

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How to Flush a Boat Engine the Right Way

I was like a lot of other non-boaters. I imagined that the turn-key experience I had with my car would extend to my boat. Admittedly, I was naïve when I bought my boat. I didn’t grow up around vessels or the water so I didn’t know that there would be a …

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How to Get the Best Night’s Sleep on Your Boat

Ah, sleeping on a boat. Whether you’re just catching a few winks or closing your eyes for the night, there’s just nothing more relaxing. Rocking ever so gently on the water. The stars above you. A fresh breeze to caress your skin. The peace of nature to sing you to sleep. …

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10 Boat Upgrades to Add Value, Comfort and Style to Your Ride

Boat upgrades are all part of the boating lifestyle. Everybody wants to get their vessel decked out just right! You want it all—value, comfort, style, fun, function—and you want it all to reflect your own personality. Visit any boat show or marine retailer and the choices for cool boat gadgets …

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The Best Lake Fishing Boats for Fun and Serious Angling

When I was younger, I spent a few weeks out of many summers at Crystal Lake up in Michigan. It is a beautiful lake lined with houses and cabins. Out on the water, you will see everything from stand-up paddleboards to kayaks to motorboats during all hours of the day. …

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Wax On, Wax Off: Waxing a Boat in 5 Slick Steps

There’s one surefire way to avoiding waxing your boat. Don’t own a boat. Yeah, not waxing is not happening. Not if you value your vessel! I’ll guess that you love your time on your boat, so you’re willing to do what it takes to keep that vessel ready for adventures, good …

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How to Fully Winterize Inboard Boat Motors in 4 Steps

It’s the end of boating season and time to—reluctantly—start strapping down those winter boat covers. Then you’ll be moping around winter boat shows to fight the winter boater’s blues. Before you get to that, though, there’s one crucial thing you have to do: Winterize your inboard boat motor! If you’ve got an inboard …