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Pontoon Boats

Pontoon Boats

The evolution of pontoon boats in recent years has been nothing short of dramatic. Today's versatile models offer so much more ...

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Holiday Gift Ideas

Holiday Gift Ideas

Looking for some inspiration for the boater in your life? Here's a few ideas

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Guide To Marine Tech Schools And Colleges

Guide To Marine Tech Schools And Colleges

The marine industry awaits technically motivated young people to enter the the job market and take the industry
to the next level

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Windlass Maintenance

Windlass Maintenance

Step-by-step guide to repair and maintenance of your boat's anchor windlass

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Jack London: Sailor

Jack London: Sailor

The amazing account of writer Jack London's voyage on Snark to Hawaii was no work of fiction

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Getting Your Boat Through A Storm

Getting Your Boat Through A Storm

Here are action items to boost your boat's chances of coming through unscathed when severe winter weather approaches

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Anatomy Of A Nor'easter

Anatomy Of A Nor'easter

This first cousin of a hurricane cause widespread damage, especially to boats. Prep for it with these simple precautions

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Lures From The Fish's Point Of View

Lures From The Fish's Point Of View

What color of lure is the best in any given fishing situation? Here's advice from the pros

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Pontoon Boats

The evolution of pontoon boats in recent years has been nothing short of dramatic. Today's versatile models offer so much more ...

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Holiday Gift Ideas

Looking for some inspiration for the boater in your life? Here's a few ideas

Students sanding hull of boat

Guide To Marine Tech Schools And Colleges

The marine industry awaits technically motivated young people to enter the the job market and take the industry
to the next level

Anchor windlass

Windlass Maintenance

Step-by-step guide to repair and maintenance of your boat's anchor windlass

Jack London and his wife aboard the Snark

Jack London: Sailor

The amazing account of writer Jack London's voyage on Snark to Hawaii was no work of fiction

Snow-covered boats docked at the marina

Getting Your Boat Through A Storm

Here are action items to boost your boat's chances of coming through unscathed when severe winter weather approaches

What is a nor'easter illustration

Anatomy Of A Nor'easter

This first cousin of a hurricane cause widespread damage, especially to boats. Prep for it with these simple precautions

Color of lure matches the color of the water

Lures From The Fish's Point Of View

What color of lure is the best in any given fishing situation? Here's advice from the pros

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Online Extras

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

Tom and the outboard motor

Onboard With Tom Neale

This Month: Troubleshooting small outboard motors

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Electronic Troubleshooting

Using a multimeter to measure DC current, resistance, and voltage

Selene 53 trawler anchored off Icy Strait in Southeastern Alaska

Boating Blogs

These bloggers share a love chronicling their boating passion

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How To Safely Fuel A Boat

Tips for preventing common and costly mishaps at the pump

Florida anchoring

Florida Anchoring Issues

The Florida legislature is forging a commonsense anchoring policy

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Mold Misery

Storing a boat out of the water won't keep mold and mildew at bay

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Impeller Service

Step-by-step guide to changing a water-pump impeller

Cobra garage door storage rack

Running Aground

Use these tatics to get unstuck from a soft-bottom-grounding

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The Time Of Our Lives

A look back at 50 years of this familes' boating memories

Life preserver

Boater Problems Solved

BoatUS Comsumer Protection finds a solution when problems arise

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Tape To The Rescue

Rescue tape creates a permanent airtight, watertight seal in seconds

Captain Jose Campos

Still Reeling In The Big Ones

Captain Jose Campos is still an active sportfisherman at age 84

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Detector Selection

Electronic alarms do the job of sniffing out fatal fumes and fire

Boat toppled over in winter storm

Safety Warning And Alerts

Be on the lookout for these danger signs

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Texas Kayak Rescue

An afternoon of paddling almost turns deadly for two kayakers

From The Archives 

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Winter Boat Storage

What to look for when choosing a winter storage site for your boat

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Is Your Boat Ready For Winter?

What to consider before putting your boat to bed for its long winter's nap

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Bilge Pump Basics

From what they do, to selection, installation and maintenance

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Designing A Holiday Lights Display

How to safely power them, and attach them securely to your boat

Helicoils

Installing Threaded Inserts

Create solid, near-permanent threads inside a damaged screw hole

Key West fishing

Winter Fishing In The Keys

Key West fishing begins in November when the fish are migrating south

Featured Articles From Trailering Magazine

Trailer lightsThe Best Boats For Your Money

Here are the boats that give you the biggest bang for the buck

Fishing boat on Lake CumberlandBoat And Trailer Maintenance Checklist

A simple boat timeline and maintenance chart to refer to check maintenance items

Hanging fender in horizontal positionHow To Properly Place A Fender

Four steps to prevent your boat from banging into a dock or piling

Bluetooth stereo receiverUpgrading Your Boat's Stereo System

If your boat is more than 10 years old, it may be time to upgrade your stereo system for better audio

PoparazziBeach Toys For Your Boat

New toys mean more fun. These are this year's must-have playthings

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