Does Your Boat Scare The Fish?

Does Your Boat Scare The Fish?

Some boats scare fish worse than others, but there are several things you can do to fix your fishing machine.

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Boating With Children

Boating With Children

Keeping little ones safe and having fun aboard may have its challenges, but when it's done right, it sows the seeds for a lifetime love of boating.

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Do I Need My Head Examined?

Do I Need My Head Examined?

No one wants to deal with a broken or clogged toilet, but understanding the basics can help you fix it.

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The Ghost Who Started My Engine

The Ghost Who Started My Engine

Nautical lore celebrates stories of the bizarre and mysterious, but was a spectral visitor actually haunting the decks of this Mainship trawler?

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Also In This Issue Of BoatUS Magazine ...

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Old Outboard Racers Never Die

Meet the vintage hydroplane enthusiasts

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Fishing Boats

Take a look at the latest crop of cool fishing boats

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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 helping the professional with your boat work

Illustration of a fish jumping through a wall

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

Departments

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

Photo of television fishing pro Mark ZonaAMERICAN BOATER
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

Photo of a marina CONSUMER PROTECTION
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

Antifreeze pumpKeep Your Bilge Beautiful ...

Tips for keeping your bilge in top form and your boat's plumbing merrily gurgling along

Checking the power steering fluidSpring Engine Startup

If your winterizing regimen leaves something to be desired, now is the time to correct all of last fall's mistakes

Boston Whaler anchored on a mooringAnchoring And Docking

Whether headed around the world or out to the cove, sooner
or later we all have to stop the boat

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Maintaining a trailer is simple, but if you don't take care of the little things, you could be in for a big letdown

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