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10 Fun Things to Do on a Boat

10 Fun Things to Do on a Boat

Boating, as a sport and a popular outdoor recreational activity, is a natural form of social distancing. Your boat has to stay a certain distance away from other boats (just like cars on a roadway), and when you’re on a boat, you’re surrounded by water and fresh air. 

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How to Load a Boat on a Trailer

How to Load a Boat on a Trailer

The perfect ending for a day on the water starts with a stress-free retrieval of your boat—which includes successfully loading it back on its trailer for a safe trip home. Here are some simple step-by-step instructions for navigating that process.

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7 Great Boating Gifts for Mother’s Day

7 Great Boating Gifts for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s a perfect time for a gift with the upcoming summer season of boating in mind. Even if Mom can’t get to the boat right this minute, she’s surely thinking about getting out on the water at the first opportunity. Or, maybe your mother new to the world of boating and trying to make the most of her time on board. If yes, then Mother’s Day is the perfect chance to give her the gift of even more fun on the water.

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Driving a Boat: Step-by-Step Guide

Driving a Boat: Step-by-Step Guide

So: you haven’t owned a boat before, but after discovering that the boating lifestyle is totally awesome (we agree!) you’ve began exploring our Boat Finder Tool—and luckily, you’ve found the ideal boat for you and your family. You’re probably thinking that your next big challenge will be learning how to drive that boat—and you’re right—but don’t let the prospect feel daunting.

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Coronavirus and Boat Shopping: What You Should Know

Coronavirus and Boat Shopping: What You Should Know

Despite continued uncertainty surrounding the current coronavirus (COVID-19) worldwide pandemic, the kickoff to boating season is just around the corner. For many boaters across the country, our thoughts are gravitating us towards the water. For some, that means navigating new social distancing best practices as they prepare their boats for launch, and for others, that brings about the possibility of buying a new boat. 

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The Great Loop: 4 Best Boats for Your Adventure

The Great Loop: 4 Best Boats for Your Adventure

Each year, an average of 150 people complete the Great Loop, which is a network of waterways that recreational boaters take to effectively circumnavigate the eastern half of the United States. “Loopers,” as they are called, travel parts of the Atlantic Coast, the Intracoastal Waterway, the Great Lakes, the Canadian Heritage Canals and the river system of the American Midwest. The trip ranges 5,000-7,000 miles depending on the route and detours taken and usually takes about a year to complete.

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How to Launch a Boat

How to Launch a Boat

Successfully launching a boat for the first time is an exciting experience for any new boat owner. After you learn how to properly launch a boat, you’ll be able to trailer that boat and explore any body of water serviced by a ramp.

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What is a Skiff Boat?

What is a Skiff Boat?

Skiff boats are some of the most popular boats around, and once you get to know how pleasant life can be in a skiff, it’s no wonder why. The term “skiff” can be used to describe many different types of small boats. In fact, the term is often used as a catch-all for any type of boat that has a few basic traits.

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Understanding Boating Right of Way Rules

Understanding Boating Right of Way Rules

Since there are no yellow or white lines or stop signs on bodies of water, it can be difficult to understand who has the right of way in boating. Right of way rules (often referenced as the “rules of the road” or navigation rules) are specifically defined maneuvering regulations designed primarily to avoid a collision between vessels. There are many rules and they differ by type of vessel, the operations that vessel is involved in at the time, and where the vessel is located (on inland or offshore waters).

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3 Ways Boating Soothes the Soul & Helps You Find Solitude

3 Ways Boating Soothes the Soul & Helps You Find Solitude

According to the U.S. Travel Association, some of the main reasons people take vacations include relaxing and reducing stress, seeing more of the world, and strengthening bonds with family and friends. What better way to do all of those things, and more, than aboard a boat in a location whose primary characteristic is solitude? Science has even proved that being on, in or near water can improve creativity, boost emotional health, and promote relaxation, as well as calm your mind and appeal to your senses.

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