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Dinghy Basics

Dinghy Basics

Advice on towing, guest management and security of these little boats that are the lifeline to shore

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Dream Big: New Boats Over 40 Feet

Dream Big: New Boats Over 40 Feet

Put these new boats, all longer than 40 feet, on your shopping list, or at least on your wish list

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Get Connected With Wi-Fi Aboard

Get Connected With Wi-Fi Aboard

Getting your boat connected has some big advantages. Enhanced communications and the ability to communicate with your marine-electronics

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Installing A TV Antenna

Installing A TV Antenna

Onboard satellite TV is incredibly expensive, but any savvy do-it-yourself boater can add a TV and an antenna for free terrestrial channels

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Analyzing Boat Thefts

Analyzing Boat Thefts

Using BoatUS Marine Insurance theft claims to identify which boats are most commonly stolen, and from where

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Dinghy Basics

Advice on towing, guest management and security of these little boats that are the lifeline to shore

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Dream Big: New Boats Over 40 Feet

Put these new boats, all longer than 40 feet, on your shopping list, or at least on your wish list

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Get Connected With Wi-Fi Aboard

Getting your boat connected has some big advantages. Enhanced communications and the ability to communicate with your marine-electronics

Watching TV aboard

Installing A TV Antenna

Onboard satellite TV is incredibly expensive, but any savvy do-it-yourself boater can add a TV and an antenna for free terrestrial channels

Boat thief caught on GOST security system

Analyzing Boat Thefts

Using BoatUS Marine Insurance theft claims to identify which boats are most commonly stolen, and from where

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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Onboard With Tom Neale

This Month: The good and bad of boat vibrations

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Choose Boat Shoes Wisely

Footwear that crosses over to boating and fishing

Connie and Ged Bryon

Cruising Into Retirement

The explorations of Connie and Ged Bryon aboard their boat

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Love Your Radar

Here's how radar works and why it can be a huge advantage

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Marine Gear Must Haves

Handy products that make onboard life even more enjoyable

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Memories On Lake Powell

Charter a houseboat and bring plenty of curiosity

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Talking Buoys

Smart buoys provide boaters with real-time observations

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Fishing Gear Innovations

A sneak peek at the latest in fishing gear from ICAST 2016

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Preventing Boat Theft

Advice that can decrease the chance that your boat will be stolen

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The Rule Of Twelfths

Tide tables tell you three important things for any given place

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Boater Myths Busted

Common misunderstandings can lead you to confuse fiction with fact

Presenting BoatUS members comments on ethanol in gasoline to the EPA

Ethanol Mandate Frustrates

BoatUS members say NO to more ethanol in gasoline

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Theft Prevention Systems

Systems that can stop boat thieves in their tracks

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Warnings And Safety Alerts

Be on the lookout for these danger signs

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BoatUS SIU Is On The Case

Rooting out costly fraud serves to keep your insurance rates down

From The Archives 

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Fixing Boat Propeller Problems

Here's how to diagnose and remedy common problems

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Smarter Anchoring

Aside from the anchor, the angle of the rode impacts whether a boat stays put

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How To Use The Right Fastener

Assess the load then choose the fastener to meet the challenge

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Getting Rid Of Stubborn Stains

Prepare your boat for the season ahead with tips to remove pesky stains

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Tips For Buying A Boat

When it's time to buy a boat, you'll need all the tools available

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Knot Too Shabby

Knowing how to tie a few knots is an essential skill that anyone can learn

Featured Articles From Trailering Magazine

Trailer lightsThe Trouble With Trailer Lights

Tips for ensuring that your boat trailer lights are properly connected

SUV towing a boat on the highwayInterstate Trailering Tips

Factors to keep in mind when trailering your boat on the interstate

Towing a boatReplacing A Winch Strap

Frayed, faded, stained, or torn — is your winch strap ready for replacement?

Removing bearing coverRepacking Or Replacing Your Bearings

A 12-step guide on how to repack or replace the worn bearings of your boat trailer tires

Backing down the boat rampHow To Launch Your Boat At The Ramp

Take time in the staging area to load gear, attach lines, remove rear ties and check the plug is in

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