If you own a boat along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States you need to have a hurricane plan. As I write this, Texas is recovering from Hurricane Harvey and Florida is preparing for Hurricane Irma. Sandy is a not so distant nightmare as are many other storms. Preparation is the key … Read moreBoat Hurricane Plan Resource Guide
Dock a Boat Like a Pro with these 10 Helpful Tips Docking a boat can be nerve wracking for an inexperienced captain. Especially when conditions get rough! So how do the pros make it look so easy? These tips won’t teach you everything you need to know. Only time and experience can do that. They … Read more10 Tips: Docking A Boat Like A Pro
No matter what kind of boat you have, optimum performance is always a good thing. With fuel costing what they are, it literally pays to keep your bottom clean. This means not only the main hull but your foils (rudders, keels, skegs) and running gear (props, shafts, struts). In fact, the hardest parts to keep … Read more10 Tips: Cleaning Your Boat to Save Fuel
A good outboard engine spring maintenance routine helps to make spring startup trouble free. Dave Scroppo has an article on boatingmag.com with tips on how to make sure an outboard is ready for that first trip of the year. The article covers six main areas starting at the cowling. Check for nests critters may have … Read moreOutboard Engine Spring Maintenance
Spring Commissioning gets your boat ready for the boating season ahead. What better time to learn about spring commissioning than the first day of spring. The article Spring Commissioning For Your Boat by Gary Reich on boats.com tells how to prepare a boat for the first warm, sunny day of the season. Reich has put … Read more8 Steps To Spring Commissioning
Safe Boating Test Everybody loves to go boating. But not everyone knows how to safely operate a boat.