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Rafting The Colorado River

Rafting The Colorado River

A two-week paddling adventure 226 miles down the Colorado River, deep in the majestic Grand Canyon, is the trip of a lifetime

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Crossing The Border

Crossing The Border

Cruising to Canada, Mexico, Cuba, or the Bahamas requires good planning for smooth sailing over the border and back home again

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Compass Basics

Compass Basics

A magnetic compass may be old technology, but it's still an essential navigational tool

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Spring Commissioning

Spring Commissioning

Examples of some common items that can't be overlooked during your spring boat commissioning activities

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Boat Burn Tests

Boat Burn Tests

The BoatUS Foundation staged a dramatic test to make the point that seconds count when your boat's on fire

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10 Steps To The Perfect Paint Job

10 Steps To The Perfect Paint Job

A smooth, shiny finish after painting your hull is the result of careful preparation

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A Mariner's Movie Marathon

A Mariner's Movie Marathon

Here, in chronological order, are some of the best films ever made, both classic and contemporary, that revolve around boats and the sea

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Photo of whitewater rafting on the Colorado River

Rafting The Colorado River

A two-week paddling adventure 226 miles down the Colorado River, deep in the majestic Grand Canyon, is the trip of a lifetime

Photo of boating in the Bahamas

Crossing The Border

Cruising to Canada, Mexico, Cuba, or the Bahamas requires good planning for smooth sailing over the border and back home again

Magnetic compass

Compass Basics

A magnetic compass may be old technology, but it's still an essential navigational tool

SSailboat sinking tied to dock

Spring Commissioning

Examples of some common items that can't be overlooked during your spring boat commissioning activities

Putting out boat fire

Boat Burn Tests

The BoatUS Foundation staged a dramatic test to make the point that seconds count when your boat's on fire

Inflatable fun

10 Steps To The Perfect Paint Job

A smooth, shiny finish after painting your hull is the result of careful preparation

Marine's movie marathon

A Mariner's Movie Marathon

Here, in chronological order, are some of the best films ever made, both classic and contemporary, that revolve around boats and the sea

In This Issue Of BoatUS Magazine ...

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Online Extras

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

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Solar Panels

What you need to know before installing them on your boat

Key West catch

Catch More Fish

10 tips for using your onboard electronics to catch more fish

Thunder storm

Lightning Strikes

How likely is your boat to be struck by lightning?

Photo of a line of boat in the harbor

How Close Is Too Close?

Factors that determine personal boating space

Rolling hitch knot

How To Tie A Rolling Hitch

The rolling hitch is used when the line is parallel to the load

Girl jumping off dock

Preventing ESD

Knowing the dangers of electric shock drowning could be a lifesaver

Photo of New electric freshwater flushing head

Installing An Electric Head

Step-by-step instructions for installing an electric flushing head

Saildrive corrosion

Buying A Boat

Lessons learned firsthand by our Consumer Protection coordinator

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New Products

Latest gear from the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Comedian Louis

Louis C.K. Goes Aground

Comedian Louis "C.K." Székely shares his real-life boating tale

Photo of Ford Reiche in front of Halfway Rock Light Station

Keeping The Light Burning

Ford Reiche restores the remote Halfway Rock Light Station

Boat turbocharger fire

Safety Warning And Alerts

Be on the lookout for these danger signs

Photo of Moondance, a 480 Sea Ray

Just Name The Boat

A couple struggles to find the perfect name for their 34th boat

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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Replacing Trailer Bearings

A guide to repacking or replacing bearings on boat trailer tires

Photo of sinking powerboat

When It Rains, Boats Sink

A heavy rainstorm can sink a boat, but it doesn't have to be that way

Photo of transporting a large boat on a truck

Navigating The Asphalt Ocean

What you need to know if you transport your boat overland

Temperature gauge

Temperature Gauge Spikes

Here's what to do when things start to heat up

Cruising in a dinghy

Dinghy Basics

Advice on towing, guest management and security of these little boats

Featured Articles From Trailering Magazine

Coupler leverHow To Make A Quick Custom Coupler Fit

Too much "play" between your trailer coupler and the ball hitch can result in equipment failure

Loading the boat at the ramp10-Step Pre-Launch Checklist

Follow these tips for safely loading, backing down the ramp, and launching your boat

Jetski fishingTips for Jet Ski Fishing: Hook Up And Go!

Today, PWCs are marketed as a family-friendly craft ideal for watersports and cruising. But fishing?

Waterproof toolkitTrailer-Boat Toolkit

Basic tools needed for simple boat maintenance that could prove handy

Refueing boatHow The Proper Way To Fill A Fuel Tank

Here are some tricks to keeping fuel in the tank and out of the water

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