Installin Handholds

Installing Handholds

Step-by-step process for adding a handle or grab rail to a fiberglass boat.

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Onboard With Tom Neale

Onboard With Tom Neale

Online Exclusive: Our expert gives you tips to help you have a good experience with the boatyard or marine service provider you have chosen.

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Cruising The Upper Mississippi River

Cruising The Upper Mississippi River

Follow this boating couple as they cruise a 275 nautical mile stretch from Dubuque, Iowa, to Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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A Barracuda With Bells On

Townsend Bell: A Barracuda With Bells On

A family history of boating comes full circle for this race-car driver and TV sportscaster.

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Also In This Issue Of BoatUS Magazine ...

Photo of fishing the rivers and lakes of eastern Tennessee

Fishing Tennessee's Clinch River

Angling for trophy-size large-striped bass

Photo of chartplotters

Chartplotters Limitations

Avoid being led astray by your well-meaning electronics

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Online Extras

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

Out on the water

Your Boating Life

Links to lots of great ways to enhance your boating life

SeaDek boat decking

Boat Deck Alternatives

Nonskid alternatives to teak decking have come a long way

Sailing into the sunset

Boating As You Age

Tips for not letting age get in the way of having fun aboard

Anti-fatigue mat

Ban Boat Vibrations

Outfit your boat with this vibration-dampening gear

Boat bottom repair

Fishing Equipment

Turn your family boat into a fisherman-friendly angling platform

Departments

Renovated Aquasport 200 OspreyRENOVATION NATION
Boat Renovation

Before-and-after photos of a renovated 1995 Aquasport 200 Osprey

Red snapper catchBOATUS REPORTS
Red Snapper Drama Endures

And more news from the world of American boating

Photo of Bassmaster Classic winner and two future presidentsAMERICAN BOATER
A Look Back At The Bassmaster Classic

Back in 1984, two future presidents took second billing to the winning angler

Purple boat propeller illustrationASK THE EXPERTS
From The Latin Cavus, Meaning Pit

Our technical experts answer your boating-related questions

Photo irats nest of boat wiresSEAWORTHY
Boat Maintenance Horrors

Scary things you really never want to come across on your boat

Photo of smiling powerboaters CONSUMER PROTECTION
Thinking Of Renting Out Your Boat?

Is peer-to-peering boating is for you? Here's what to consider before you jump in

Photo of rail bridge over St. Lucie RiverGOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
This Train Service Won't Amuse Boaters

Train traffic is about to boom in Florida, creating obstructions for boaters

Cold water boating illustration GOOD FOUNDATION
Cold Water Boating Tips

Tips to help prevent disaster if you fall overboard in cold water

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

Insulated cooler bagEntertaining On A Boat Under 20 Feet

Just because you've got a trailerable boat, it doesn't mean potato chips and warm drinks are acceptable

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

Bimini topInstalling A Bimini

How to select and install a bimini that functions like a convertible top for your boat

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