The Best Great Lakes Anchorages

The Best Great Lakes Anchorages

Five seasoned boaters from the Great Lakes Cruising Club share their favorite getaway spots in this scenic cruiser's paradise

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Sport Powerboats That Do It All

Sport Powerboats That Do It All

Today's sport boats offer smoother rides, clean wakes, and outboard power to combine fishing and family fun

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Life Jacket & PFD Basics

Life Jacket & PFD Basics

When it comes to personal flotation devices, one size doesn't fit all. Here's what you need to know

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Keeping The Past Alive

Keeping The Past Alive

Meet these passionate boaters who share the same devotion to restoring vintage craft to their original glory

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Top 10 Marine Insurance Claims

Top 10 Marine Insurance Claims

The majority of boat insurance claims fall into 10 categories, so knowing what they are can help you avoid becoming a statistic

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Aerial view of Escanaba

The Best Great Lakes Anchorages

Five seasoned boaters from the Great Lakes Cruising Club share their favorite getaway spots in this scenic cruiser's paradise

Yamaha 242X

Sport Powerboats That Do It All

Today's sport boats offer smoother rides, clean wakes, and outboard power to combine fishing and family fun

Kids in life jackets

Life Jacket And PFD Basics

When it comes to personal flotation devices, one size doesn't fit all. Here's what you need to know

Vintage wooden ski boat

Keeping The Past Alive

Meet these passionate boaters who share the same devotion to restoring vintage craft to their original glory

Sailboat run aground in the Bahamas

Top 10 Marine Insurance Claims

The majority of boat insurance claims fall into 10 categories, so knowing what they are can help you avoid becoming a statistic

In This Issue Of BoatUS Magazine ...

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Trailer toolkit

Anchor Maneuvers

The anchor can be a useful tool for helping maneuver your boat

Sanitation hose

Boat Hoses

There are many types of hoses each one designed for a specific job

Biobutanol-fueled powerboat

The Ethanol Alternative

Biobutanol is a safe alternative to ethanol for boat engines

Soundstream speakers

Stereo Survival Test

Marine stereos are subject to all sorts of harsh conditions

Sea monster attacking ship illustration

Boating Myths Dispelled

Information to keep you and your boat safe on the water

Gelcoat repair

Topside Gelcoat Repair

Here's how to make a seamless repair on vertical surfaces

Sailboats watercolor illustration

Sailing The Shallows

Some folks prefer to find adventure close to shore

Compass pointing to the word LAW illustration

Entering The Bahamas

When entering the Bahamas by boat here are the rules to follow

Coral reef

Inquisitive Mariner

An oceanographer answers questions about red tides, coral, and barnacles

Snappi

Innovations For Your Boat

This collection of new products will make your time onboard better

The Source: How Rivers Made America and America Remade Its Rivers

Book Reviews

Four great summertime reads for the boating enthusiast

Alternator and starter motor terminals

Boater Alerts And Warnings

Be on the lookout for these danger signs

Waterskiing illustration

Best Day On the Water

A hotdog waterskier's trick gone wrong but then right

From The Archives 

Photo of Bahamas anchorage

Onboard With Tom Neale

Read more from his lifetime of liveaboard and cruising experience

Marine battery installation

Avoiding Boat Electrical Mistakes

Common electrical mistakes and their potential consequences

Woman driving a dinghy

Dinghy Basics

Tips on towing, security, guest management, equipment and more

Interlux Original Varnish

Choosing The Right Varnish

There's more to choosing the right varnish than it might appear

Rescue from capsized vessel

Avoiding Capsizing And Swamping

A study reveals how they happen and what to do to avoid them

Sunken powerboat at the marina

Avoid That Sinking Feeling

Here are 8 telltale signs that a used boat could be a storm-damaged lemon

Featured Trailering Articles

Towing a powerboat down the highwaySafe Driving While Towing A Boat

Using the right precautions and driving defensively will keep everyone safer when towing

Rebedding deck hardwareRebedding Deck Hardware

A leaky deck fitting can cause damage to decks and boat interiors. Rebedding may be all that's needed

Underside of trailerTrailer Choices

Choosing properly will make your life easier and safer — every time you roll down the road

Trailer winchReplacing A Boat Trailer Winch

This simple, one-hour project will make it easier to load your boat onto its trailer

Connecting the truck to the trailerConnecting The Truck And Trailer

The tow vehicle and the trailer are connected in five different places, and each is important

 

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