Think Big: New Boats Over 40 Feet

Think Big: New Boats Over 40 Feet

Ten new power cruisers, sailboats, catamarans and sportfishing boats from 40 to
70 plus feet in length

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Cruising The Georgia And Florida Coasts

Cruising The Georgia And Florida Coasts

A well-planned cruise from Jekyll Island, Georgia, to Fernandina Beach, Florida, proved the perfect summer vacation for kids and adults alike

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Why Aren't Millennials Buying Boats?

Why Aren't Millennials Buying Boats?

Millennials participate in boating at similar rates to their parents, yet they're less likely
to own a boat. Why? Here's a millennial's perspective

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Offshore Angling

Offshore Angling

Thanks to the reliability of modern marine power plants and advanced safety gear, heading offshore on your boat is safer today than it's ever been

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Beware What Lurks Below

Beware What Lurks Below

Struck submerged object claims can be costly. If you can't avoid it, know what do if you hit something in the water

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How To Replace A Bilge Pump

How To Replace A Bilge Pump

It pays to check the bilge pump's operation regularly since they have a finite life,
so if yours is dead, here's how to change it

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Think Big: New Boats Over 40 Feet

Ten new power cruisers, sailboats, catamarans and sportfishing boats from 40 to 70 plus feet in length

Aerial view of the Georgia coastline

Cruising The Georgia And Florida Coasts

A well-planned cruise from Jekyll Island, Georgia, to Fernandina Beach, Florida, proved the perfect summer vacation for kids and adults alike

Fiona McGlynn sailing on her boat

Why Aren't Millennials Buying Boats?

Millennials participate in boating at similar rates to their parents, yet they're less likely to own a boat. Why? Here's a millennial's perspective

Offshore angling adventure

Offshore Angling

Thanks to the reliability of modern marine power plants and advanced safety gear, heading offshore on your boat is safer today than it's ever been

Log floating in a lake

Beware What Lurks Below

Struck submerged object claims can be costly. If you can't avoid it, know what do if you hit something in the water

New bilge pump

How To Replace A Bilge Pump

It pays to check the bilge pump's operation regularly since they have a finite life, so if yours is dead, here's how to change it

In This Issue Of BoatUS Magazine ...

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You'll only find them here! Online exclusives from our latest issue

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Seasickness In Children

Unlike adults, options for dealing with it can be more limited

Dredging on the Intracoastal Waterway

ICW Dredging

New dredging projects on the ICW will have a positive economic impact

Outboard drive

Freshwater To Saltwater

A change of maintenance habits is the key to transitioning

Damaged propeller and rudder

SSO Claims Analysis

Insurance claims from boaters who've hit submerged objects

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Mastering The Pivot Turn

Making a pivot turn is easy and will get you out of tight spaces

Thimble splice with hook

Thimble Splice

Ideal for making a permanent loop in the end of a line

Photo of Jack Gilbert at the helm of his powerboat

The Road Taken

One man's dream that was always right under the keel of his boat

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Shelby Martin's Dream Life

Turning her back on Hollywood to run her own fish boat out of Alaska

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Fighting The Green Monster

Few situations can make boating less enjoyable than being seasick

Zon-Zon after renovation

Boat Renovation: Zon-Zon

Renovation of a 42-foot 1970 Chris Craft Commander Sport Cruiser

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Thrill Of The Chase

NFL linebacker Willie Young Jr. pursues fish after the whistle blows

Cracked gas hose

Safety Warning And Alerts

Be on the lookout for these danger signs

Photo of a bilge pump float switch

Bilge Pump Switch

Step-by-step guide to replacing a floating bilge pump switch

Quarrow pocket lights in 3 colors

Fantastic Fishing Gear

The best new angling products can be found at this year's ICAST show

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Repair Shop Perspective

When you and your boat repair shop agree, you'll head off any problems

Filling a boat gas tank

Gasoline Fuel System

Inspection of a boat's gasoline fuel system can help prevent damage

Photo of Sportline pedometer

Monitor Your Bilge Pump

How to add a warning light and counter to a bilge pump float switch

Celestial Navigation For Yachtsmen

Book Reviews

From navigation to a history lesson, a selection of five great reads

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Get Social With Us

Stay in touch on our wide range of social media channels

From The Archives 

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Onboard With Tom Neale

Read more from his lifetime of liveaboard and cruising experience

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Boat Hurricane Preparation

Best ways to help you prepare your boat to survive a hurricane

Photo of fishing line entanglement on prop

Removing Fishline From Props

Fishing line can cause a world of damage to your engine

Photo of damaged boat at a marina

Surviving The Storm

A boat's chances of sustaining damage can come down to where it's located

Boating making a tight turn

Better Boat Control

Four smart tips to improve steering-wheel control

Pump out station

Pump Outs

Here's how to properly use a holding tank and onshore pumpout station

Featured Trailering Articles

Trailering a coverd boatBoat Covers That Work

Use these tips to select a boat cover that stands up to the rigors of highway speeds

Placing a fenderHow To Properly Place A Fender

Four steps to prevent your boat from banging into a dock or piling

Boat trailer bunkTrailer Troubleshooting

A few tips to help you have a happy, and hopefully, trouble free trailering experience

Loosing lug nutsHow To Change A Trailer Tire

Step-by-step guide on how to change a boat trailer tire safely

Underside of boat trailerTrailer Choices

This trailer-shopping primer will help you select the right trailer options for a a well-matched rig

 

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