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The Liveaboard Trawler: Is It the Best Boat for Your Nautical Life?

Have you ever considered living aboard a boat? Those marine biologists, undercover detectives and private investigators of movies and ’80s TV make it look so cool. Whether you’re in San Diego, Seattle, Vancouver, Miami or some other place, deciding to live aboard your boat can be confusing, stressful and exciting …

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The Best Places to Live Aboard a Boat in the United States

Living aboard a boat presents you with freedom and privacy. It means endless opportunities for recreation and adventure. It relieves you of many of the everyday stresses landlubbers must face, like maintaining a yard and property. Even though you’ll have boat maintenance and even marina maintenances. For many people, living aboard …

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What Is the Liveaboard Boat Lifestyle and Is It Right for You?

Living on a boat isn’t the same as living on dry land. It’s a whole different lifestyle. Before you think, “duh,” realize that, for the many ways in which you think they’re different, there are hundreds if not thousands of details that haven’t crossed your mind yet. The lifestyle differences range …

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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 …