Upgrading To Hydraulic Steering

Upgrading To Hydraulic Steering

Switching to hydraulic steering can reduce both maintenance and steering effort.

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Choosing The Right Fishing Line

Choosing The Right Fishing Line

Understanding the different characteristics of fishing lines, which to choose, when, and why — will help you become a better angler.

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Virtual Navigation Is Here

Virtual Navigation Is Here

If there's a buoy on your chartplotter, and from the helm it's nowhere to be seen, is it really there?

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Cruising On The Erie Canal

Trailboat Cruising On The Erie Canal

This couple packed up their 28-foot Pursuit for a 10-day cruise to explore the Erie Canal.

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Upgrading To Hydraulic Steering

Switching to hydraulic steering can reduce both maintenance and steering effort

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Choosing The Right Fishing Line

Become a better angler by learning your fishing lines — which one, where and why

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Virtual Navigation Is Here

If there's a buoy on your chartplotter, and from the helm it's nowhere to be seen, is it really there?

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Trailboat Cruising On The Erie Canal

This couple packed up their 28-foot Pursuit for a 10-day cruise to explore the Erie Canal

In This Issue Of BoatUS Magazine ...

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Online Extras

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

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Onboard With Tom Neale

This Month: Are boaters superstitious or are they just being careful?

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Installing A Fuel-Demand Valve

This valve prevents a pressurized gas tank from pumping fuel through your outboard

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Surviving The Storm

You'll need to make a plan long before the first hurricane warning

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Deck Painting Tips

Making your deck less slippery is a smart idea for all boaters

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Four Boys And An Adventure

In 1898, four friends set out to sail what became known as The Great Loop

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Staying Cool Aboard

Three great products for keeping the air flowing on your boat this summer

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Shop For Safety — Then What?

Learning how to use the safety gear you purchase comes next

From The Archives 

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How To Make Your Fiberglass Gleam

A properly maintained gelcoat isn't just about vanity, it also protects your boat's fiberglass

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Wave Wisdom

Some basic tactics that can help you handle waves safely

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Outboard Flushing, The Right Way

Salt and brackish water is highly corrosive, so flushing everytime after use is a must

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10 Great Boating Towns

Slideshow of 10 great boating towns to live in your retirement years

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Beaching Your Boat

How to anchor your boat just off the beach, bow out, offering easier access

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Best Boat Tools

A collection of clever devices that this boater has added to his arsenal

Featured Articles From Trailering Magazine

Towing a covered powerboatBoat Covers That Work

Tips for selecting a boat cover that stands up to the rigors of highway speeds

Drinks on iceBoat Cooler Basics

No matter the size of your boat, a cooler is essential. Here are ways to get the most out of yours

Hitching up the trailerChoosing The Right Hitch To Tow Your Boat

How to tow your boat using heavy-duty equipment rated to handle significant loads

Changing a trailer tireHow To Load The Boat On Your Trailer

Step by step guide on how to retrieve your boat from the water and load it on the trailer

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