Small-Boat Handling

Small-Boat Handling

When maneuvering your boat, some basic boating skills will keep you safe on the water.

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New Fishing Boats For 2015

New Fishing Boats
For 2015

The latest crop of fishing boats certainly don't skimp on creature comforts or fancy features.

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Get More From
Your Galley

Get More From Your Galley

Here are some smart ideas for more efficiently using what for many is the heart of the boat.

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Boat Cooler Basics

Boat Cooler Basics

No matter the size of your boat, a cooler is essential. Here are a few ways to get the most out of yours.

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Also In This Issue Of BoatUS Magazine ...

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How Women Sailors Broke The Glass Ceiling

Accepting women into the sport of sailboat racing

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Fishing Rod Care

Don't let your reel succumb to salt and sun prematurely

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Online Extras

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

Boat repair

Onboard With Tom Neale

This Month: Tips for preparing your boat for the upcoming storm season

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Not So Tall Fish Tales

Incredible fishing stories that will surprise you because they are completely true

Outboard entanglement

Removing Fishline From Props

Fishing line can cause a world of damage to your engine

Fishing rods and reels

Top Fishing Tackle Tips

Here's how to out-catch everyone at the marina

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Trim Tab Basics

Knowing how trim tabs work is the first step to using them effectively


Galley after renovationRENOVATION NATION
Boat Renovation

Before-and-after photos of Tom Sagle's renovated diesel-powered aluminum boat

Water hyacinth bloom in Village West MarinaBOATUS REPORTS
Water Hyacinth Bloom In CA Delta

And more news from the world of American boating

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Fishing's Mark Zona

Television fishing pro Mark Zona is always on a quest for a fish

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Two-Stroke Nissan Outboard?

Our technical experts answer your boating-related questions

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Your Pre-Launch Checklist

Follow these maintenance tips before you head out in your boat for your first foray this spring

What's Really In Your Marina Contract?

Before you sign, take a good look at your contract with the following advice in mind

Photo of man fishing off a boatGOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
New Policy For Recreational Fishing

Can a new policy open the door to better saltwater fisheries

Vesta Wind racing accident GOOD FOUNDATION
Volvo Race Accident

What the Vestas Wind crash teaches recreational boaters

Featured Articles From Trailering Magazine

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Four simple steps to successfully launching a trailerable boat from a boat ramp

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A little planning and preparation can keep your trailer off the side of the road

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Before you dive in and purchase this new-to-you boat, be sure to give the trailer a good examination

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Highlights from our collection of How-To, Skills, and DIY videos focused on trailerable boats

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