Navico's Insight Genesis being used on Lake Lanier
Bathymetric Break-Out
A new age of digital cartography is dawning
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Maine's Deer Isle
Exploring the remote lakes and bays of Deer Isle, Maine
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Glastron GT 180
Great Lake Boats
There's loads of fun in these purpose-built boats that cater to the lake experience
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Boat Battery Care
Smart tips for understanding your battery and maximizing its cycle life
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In This Issue Of BoatUS Magazine ...

Photo of painting a finished gyotaku print

Gyotaku Prints

There's more to fish than catch and eating

Photo of a powerboat towing a waterskier

Towing For Watersports

Essential skills for safely towing a skier

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

Boat repair

Onboard With Tom Neale

This Month: Tips for preparing your boat for the upcoming storm season

Using a compass to navigate

Using Nautical Charts To Navigate

A chart offers a wealth of clues for determining your position

Dog overboard illustration

The Dog Days Of Summer

A four-legged friend goes overboard in heavy weather

Zoo-load of animals on a boat illustration

Boat Capacity Tips

Follow these tips to make sure you don't overload

Kidde fire extinguishers

Fire Extinguisher Recall

Kidde fire extinguishers recalled because of a defective plastic valve

Departments

Refinished galley tableRENOVATION NATION
Boat Renovation

Before-and-after photos of refinished interior wood surfaces on a 1994 Hunter sailboat

Fireworks over water at nightBOATUS REPORTS
Crowd Safety On The Water

And more news from the world of American boating

Photo of marine artist WylandAMERICAN BOATER
Wyland's Art Imitates Nature

This artist creates life-sized whale and marine paintings on the sides of buildings

Docklines illustrationASK THE EXPERTS
No Hope For Old Rope?

Our technical experts answer your boating-related questions

Photo of a corroded fuel shut-off valveSEAWORTHY
Boat Corrosion Protection

Prevent corrosion in these places on your boat through proper maintenance and inspection

Building a bridge illustration illustration CONSUMER PROTECTION
What We've Done For You Lately

BoatUS Consumer Protection helps to resolve disputes one member at a time

Photo of shrimp boats off the South Carolina coastGOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Finding Ways To Maintain Boating Access

Communities are raising their own funds to underwrite boating access and facilities

Channel buoy illustration GOOD FOUNDATION
Rules-Of-The-Road For Boaters

Here are the rules that will help you avoid
a collision

Featured Articles From Trailering Magazine

Boat floats free from trailer at rampTips For Launching And Loading Your Boat

Simple steps to successfully launching a trailerable boat from a boat ramp

Checking tire pressurePreparing To Tow A Boat

A little planning and preparation can keep your trailer off the side of the road

Wet rideSmall Boat Handling

When maneuvering your boat, some basic boating skills will keep you safe

Changing a trailer tireHow-To Videos For Small Boats

Several of our How-To, Skills, and DIY videos focused on trailerable boats

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