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10 First-Time Boating Tips for New Boaters

10 First-Time Boating Tips for New Boaters

If you just bought a new boat or you’re thinking about buying one for the first time, or if you’re renting a boat for the day or tagging along on a friend’s boat, we have some good news for you: on top of being flat-out fun, research has proven that boating is good for your health and mind. But like any new experience, someone who’s not an experienced boater may have a bit of anxiety over casting off the lines for the first time. Never fear, dear new-to-boating boater—we’re here to help.

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How to Use a Fishfinder

How to Use a Fishfinder

Whether you’re a fan of freshwater fishing or saltwater fishing is your passion, one thing is for sure: knowing how to use a fishfinder will help you catch more fish. The tech in modern fishfinders is way beyond what was available just a few years ago, with 3D imaging, side-scanning, and 360-degree views all in the mix.

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5 Ways to Bring Learning Onboard for the Kids This Summer

5 Ways to Bring Learning Onboard for the Kids This Summer

Remember the old rhyme “no more pencils, no more books, no more teacher’s dirty looks”? It brings back fond memories of flying out the school doors and flinging our backpacks into the corner, forgotten until summer’s end. Now that we’re grown up, we know ongoing learning is not only good, but also enjoyable.

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6 Reasons Boat Sales Are Booming Ahead of Summer 2020

6 Reasons Boat Sales Are Booming Ahead of Summer 2020

As we swing into month three of the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, societal easing has started nudging certain sectors of the economy—and that includes boating. Areas across the United States are opening back up as positive coronavirus cases begin to slowly decrease, and not surprisingly, boating has emerged as a safe form of outdoor recreation and an ideal social distancing activity for families.

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5 Social Distancing Activities to Do on a Boat

5 Social Distancing Activities to Do on a Boat

Governors in all 50 states have declared boating a safe social distancing activity—and this is music to the ears of legions of boaters. Ordinarily, there’s nothing like enjoying the fresh air and calming influence of the water. And it’s even more important now. Still, though, there are certain precautions to keep in mind—and you can learn more in our guide, Boating During COVID-19: Tips for Safe Social Distancing.

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Pontoon vs. Bowrider

Pontoon vs. Bowrider

Two of the most popular boat styles—the pontoon boat and the bowrider—would seem to have very little in common. One is aluminum, the other fiberglass. One is shaped like a floating patio, while the other is shaped like, well, a boat.

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Boating Gives Back

Boating Gives Back

Boating has always been about community—the common bonds and shared experiences that create a sense of fellowship for those of us who enjoy spending time on the water.

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How Long Can You Finance a Boat?

How Long Can You Finance a Boat?

Boat financing is not terribly different from financing a car, a home, or other major purchases, but people often wonder just how long you can finance a boat for. There are different variables (like the size of your down payment and the interest rate), that will affect just how much your monthly payment boils down to, in addition to the length of the term.

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23 Most Affordable Entry-Level Boat Models

23 Most Affordable Entry-Level Boat Models

Our Boat Loan Calculator makes it easy to figure out just how much boat you can afford, and our Boat Finder will help you narrow the field to a particular type of boat. But it can be much more difficult to identify the specific models that fit both your budget and your desires.

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