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Columbia River Cruising Guide

Columbia River Cruising Guide

This Pacific Northwest river offers dozens of islands and anchorages that invite small-boat cruising, plus pleasant ports with ample boat services

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New Small Boats Deliver Big Fun

New Small Boats Deliver Big Fun

Who says bigger is better? This fleet of powerboats 26 feet and under is packed with cruising, watersports, and lots of fishing excitement

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Nautically Inspired Beers

Nautically Inspired Beers

Kick back at the dock after a long day on the water with one (or more) of these nautically inspired beers

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State Of The Gyres

State Of The Gyres

Our oceans and waterways cannot absorb the amount of plastic going into them. Here's an update on some of the ways we're trying to clean them up

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Hurricane Prep 101

Hurricane Prep 101

Having a hurricane plan in place and knowing how to execute it are the best ways to get your boat to come through unscathed

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding Safety

Stand-Up Paddleboarding Safety

Paddleboarders and boaters can peacefully coexist when both parties know the rules and take safety precautions

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Photo of a the scenic Columbia River

Columbia River Cruising Guide

This Pacific Northwest river offers dozens of islands and anchorages that invite small-boat cruising, plus pleasant ports with ample boat services

Photo of a Chris Craft Calypso 26

New Small Boats Deliver Big Fun

Who says bigger is better? This fleet of powerboats 26 feet and under is packed with cruising, watersports, and lots of fishing excitement

Polishing a boat hull

Nautically Inspired Beers

Kick back at the dock after a long day on the water with one (or more) of these nautically inspired beers

Trash floating in the water

State Of The Gyres

Our oceans and waterways cannot absorb the amount of plastic going into them. Here's an update on some of the ways we're trying to clean them up

Boats swaying in a storm

Hurricane Prep 101

Having a hurricane plan in place and knowing how to execute it are the best ways to get your boat to come through unscathed

Stand-up paddleboarding

Stand-Up Paddleboarding Safety

Paddleboarders and boaters can peacefully coexist when both parties know the rules and take safety precautions

In This Issue Of BoatUS Magazine ...

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Online Extras

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

Low-profile latch

Fix A Slapping Hatch

Step-by-step instuctions on how to lock it down

Happy boating couples

Boating Questions

Our BoatUS Consumer Protection department gets the answers

Pontoon boat with a TurboSwing installed

Installing A TurboSwing

No room for a dedicated tow pylon? This could be the answer

Backing up a trailer with a powerboat on it

Backing Up A Boat Trailer

Step-by-step instructions for backing up a boat trailer like a pro

Leaving the dock illustration

Leaving A Slip In The Wind

Here are five different maneuvers for getting out of the slip

Marlin sculpture made from trash

This Art Is Real Trash

Works of art created with the trash from our waterways

Photo of a powerboat stuck on the rocks

Something For Every Boat

Three new innovative products for your boat

Photo of Kaitlyn Schneider

Full-Throttle Career Path

Kaitlyn Schneider is making waves as a marine technician

Capital, flag and $20 bill

Trump Budget Cuts

Impacts on boating, fishing and clean water

Using oven cleaner to remove paint

Hacks For Tidier Projects

Some of the best ideas are cheap and will save you in the long run

Photo of Zenon Bilas

'Look, Ma, No Skis!'

Zenon Bilas is a seven-time U.S. Barefoot Water Ski champion

Portable generator

Safety Warning And Alerts

Be on the lookout for these danger signs

Photo of finished rubrail replacement

Easy Rubrail Replacement

Step-by-step guide to replacing the insert strip when it's worn

From The Archives 

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Onboard With Tom Neale

Read more from his lifetime of liveaboard and cruising experience

Photo of a dome light retrofitted with an LED-array

LED Lighting Upgrade

Now might be the time to consider an upgrade to LEDs

Photo of storm approaching

When A Squall Comes Calling

Several effective techniques to deal with oncoming threatening weather

Photo of trim tabs in action

Trim Tab Basics

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

Checking under the hood

Beaching Your Boat

So you want to beach your boat and leave again, unscathed?

Calculating anchor scope

Small Boat Anchoring

Five steps to simple, reliable anchor sets on small boats

Featured Articles From Trailering Magazine

Homemade look bucketHow To Make A Look Bucket

Deflecting the light, with this handy, fun plexi-bottom bucket, lets you look before you anchor

Replacing outboard water pumpChoosing A Handheld VHF Radio

A handheld VHF radio is a lifeline to the outside world — and today's units are better than ever before

Towing a waterskierThe Proper Way To Fill A Fuel Tank

At the gas dock or the gas station, here are some tricks to keeping fuel in the tank and out of the water

SeasicknessSeasickness

There's a disconnect between what the brain is doing and what the victim is seeing and/or feeling

Towing a large powerboatSetting Up A Hitch For The Perfect Tow

Proper trailer positioning plays a critical role in how the tow vehicle handles the load

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