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Getting Your Boating License

Getting Your Boating License

Specific license requirements vary by state to operate a powerboat, sailboat or personal watercraft (PWC) on the waters in its jurisdiction, and most require some sort of boating safety and education certificate. Typically the boat license course...

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Used Boat Buying Secrets

An affordable approach to becoming a boat owner is to buy a used boat. Just like shopping for a used car, there are questions that should be asked and inspections that need to be made for a smart buy and to get your money’s worth. The quality of the previous owner(s)...

Reasons to Keep a Boat Maintenance Log

Routine maintenance is an important part of boat ownership and a detailed logbook will help you keep track of what you did and when you did it. The logbook is basically a booklet that has information all in one place about everything you need to do (and hopefully have...

Proper Boat Trailer Tire Pressure – Why Is It So Important?

Before going on any road trip, checking your car’s tire pressure is a pretty standard thing to do before you hit the road. The same should be done for the tires on your boat trailer before you head out with your boat in tow. The tire pressure on boat trailers often...

Surviving a Boating Emergency

Boating difficulties can quickly escalate to boating emergencies beyond your control. They can happen at any moment, anywhere, and to anyone. Even the most seasoned boater can run into engine trouble or weather issues. At the most basic level, all boaters should be...

How to prepare your boat lift for hurricanes and storms!

A lot of questions coming in about storm prep for your boat lifts. Here are some general guidelines: 1 -- Focus on IMPORTANT stuff FIRST! Deal with the boat lift ONLY if you have the important stuff squared away.2 -- REMOVE your boat from the lift! The weight of the...