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Family-Friendly Fishing Boats

Family-Friendly Fishing Boats

These seven new multipurpose powerboats offer fun and comfort for the whole family

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Clear Communication

Clear Communication

The tone of your voice is important when talking to crewmates onboard. But even more critical is the clarity and specificity of the words you use

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Restore The Shine To Fiberglass

Restore The Shine To Fiberglass

With a bit of commitment, care, and the correct materials, you can bring back that showroom shine

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Soft Plastic Fishing Lures

Soft Plastic Fishing Lures

The number of options in soft-plastic lures is staggering. Here's how to narrow down your choices and get fish on
the hook

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Navigational Hazards

Navigational Hazards

A navigational hazard is something you hit on the water. A "hazard to navigation," could be the person at the helm

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A Ghost Town Draws Us Back

A Ghost Town Draws Us Back

Fayette on Lake Michigan, once an industrial hub but now a state park, has an allure that continues to draw one reader back again and again

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Vinyl Boat Wrapping

Vinyl Boat Wrapping

Wrapping vessels in vinyl is a popular and commonplace alternative when repainting is not an option

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The Best New Fishing Gear

The Best New Fishing Gear

The most interesting fishing gear from the 2017 Miami International Boat Show

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Photo of a Century Resorter 24 with family having fun

Family-Friendly Fishing Boats

These seven new multipurpose powerboats offer fun and comfort for the whole family

Photo of communicating with a crew mate

Clear Communication

The tone of your voice is important when talking to crewmates onboard. But even more critical is the clarity and specificity of the words you use

Polishing a boat hull

Restore The Shine To Fiberglass

With a bit of commitment, care, and the correct materials, you can bring back that showroom shine

Soft plastic vudu shrimp lure

Soft Plastic Fishing Lures

The number of options in soft-plastic lures is staggering. Here's how to narrow down your choices and get fish on the hook

Powerboat runs aground

Navigational Hazards

A navigational hazard is something you hit on the water. A "hazard to navigation," could be the person at the helm

Fayette-Harbor

A Ghost Town Draws Us Back

Fayette on Lake Michigan, once an industrial hub but now a state park, has an allure that continues to draw one reader back again and again

Prepping boat hull for vinyl wrapping

Vinyl Boat Wrapping

Wrapping vessels in vinyl is a popular and commonplace alternative when repainting is not an option

Sea Lime fishing lures

The Best New Fishing Gear

The most interesting fishing gear from the 2017 Miami International Boat Show

In This Issue Of BoatUS Magazine ...

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Online Extras

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

Commercial fishing vessel

Do You Need AIS?

Must-have or overkill? Should you put AIS on your boat?

Key West catch

Keeping A Proper Lookout

The legal requirements and ramifications of COLREGS Rule 5

Fly fishing

Retrieving Lures

Catching fish is more than casting a lure and reeling it in

Photo of a line of boat in the harbor

Whipping Line

Well-executed whipping lends a neat and professional look to docklines

Marking anchor chain

Marking Anchor Chain

Here's how to set the right scope every time you anchor

Spike-It lure

Essential Tools For Anglers

Here are five tools that every fisherman should have onboard

Photo of a powerboat stuck on the rocks

Video-Game Syndrome

Colorful displays and knobs distract boaters from piloting their boats

Photo Stephen Sautner with smallmouth bass catch

Hooked On Fishing

Despite the trials, rewards are found in the fish landed and stories told

Photo Stephen Sautner with smallmouth bass catch

Book Reviews

Five books to inspire the mariner in all of us

Saltwater fishing

Fisheries Management

Can Congress now redesign fisheries policy to include the rest of us

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Snakehead Fishing Success

Chef Chad Wells turns the invasive snakehead fish into a meal

Boat engine mechanic

Choosing A Repair Facility

Picking a professional outfit that delivers all the service you expect

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New Electronics

New products from the 2017 Miami International Boat Show

Corroded bolt

Safety Warning And Alerts

Be on the lookout for these danger signs

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Fishing Show Host

Peter Miller remembers the moment he became hooked on fishing

From The Archives 

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Onboard With Tom Neale

Read more from his lifetime of liveaboard and cruising experience

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Removing Stubborn Fittings

How to separate deck fittings that are bonded together with adhesive sealant

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Outboard Troubleshooting

Step-by-step guide to diagnose and fix outboard starting problems

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Upgrade To Hydraulic Steering

Switching to hydraulic steering can reduce maintenance and steering effort

Checking under the hood

Safety Checklist For Summer

Good spring prep increases safety and fun for the entire boating season

Water coming in boat

Stop A Boat From Sinking

Quick action and these three items can keep your boat afloat in an emergency

Featured Articles From Trailering Magazine

Stormy weatherHow Staying Safe In Heavy Weather

Advice from a search-and-rescue expert on staying safe when the weather kicks up

Replacing outboard water pumpReplacing An Outboard's Water Pump

Good preventative maintenance practice includes replacement at regular intervals

Towing a waterskierHow To Tow Like A Pro

Tips for safely pulling a slalom skier on a public lake maximizing the smooth water

Backing down the rampRamp Traction

Maximizing your tow vehicle's traction starts with keeping a close eye on the rear differential

Changing boat engine oilHow To Change Boat Engine Oil

Fluid changes can also provide opportunities to spot signs of potential problems

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