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Navigating Fog

Navigating Fog

Even with all the electronic eyes and ears on our modern vessels, fog at sea can bring on disorientation, panic, and danger. Here's how to get ready and deal with it

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Fuel-Efficient Towing

Fuel-Efficient Towing

When it comes to buying a tow vehicle, the gap has narrowed between tow capacity and fuel economy. Many new models offer both, but there are some trade-offs

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Best Boating Photos Of 2017

Best Boating Photos Of 2017

Announcing the winners and finalists of our BoatUS Magazine photo contest

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Using Spring Lines

Using Spring Lines

With one easy-to-learn technique, leaving a tricky dock can be simple, whether you have bow and stern thrusters — or not

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Fishing The Tennessee River

Fishing The Tennessee River

Tales and legends of monster fish lurking in Tennessee waters are just hyperbole — or are they?

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Share Your Best Day On the Water

Share Your Best Day On the Water

Share your most cherished memories with fellow boaters in an upcoming issue of BoatUS Magazine

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Photo of a boat in the fog

Navigating Fog

Even with all the electronic eyes and ears on our modern vessels, fog at sea can bring on disorientation, panic, and danger. Here's how to get ready and deal with it

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Fuel-Efficient Towing

When it comes to buying a tow vehicle, the gap has narrowed between tow capacity and fuel economy. Many new models offer both, but there are some trade-offs

Artistic Category Winner: Trio in Tune by Tami Rae Flatgard

Best Boating Photos Of 2017

Announcing the winners and finalists of our BoatUS Magazine photo contest

Space at the dock

Using Spring Lines

With one easy-to-learn technique, leaving a tricky dock can be simple, whether you have bow and stern thrusters — or not

Monster stripper catch on the Tennessee River

Fishing The Tennessee River

Tales and legends of monster fish lurking in Tennessee waters are just hyperbole — or are they?

Inflatable fun

Share Your Best Day On the Water

Share your most cherished memories with fellow boaters in an upcoming issue of BoatUS Magazine

In This Issue Of BoatUS Magazine ...

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Online Extras

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

Pine island sunset

Cruising The Florida Coast

Chartering a boat off the stunning southwest Florida coast

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Angling Alone

Solo anglers face a unique risk when it comes to going overboard

Used and new anodes

Corrosion Protection

Without anodes underwater metals are at risk of severe damage

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Going To Washington

A behind-the-scenes look at how BoatUS advocates for its members

Using a smartphone onboard

Favorite Boating Apps

Lots information is available with these 6 must-have apps

Hull identification number on boat hull

Hull ID Numbers

Here's how to find that info on the products themselves

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George Smith

This Nobel prize winner spent 17 years sailing around the world

Saildrive corrosion

Underwater Corrosion

Follow a few simple rules to prevent most types of corrosion

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Outboard Won't Start?

Step-by-step troubleshooting will help you pinpoint problems

Corroded manifold

Exhaust Manifolds

If manifolds or risers corrode they can destroy the engine

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The Green Wire

Those green ground wires serve a critical purpose

Installing new seal

Water-Pump Service

How to replace the impeller in an outboard engine water pump

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New Electronics

New products unveiled at the 2016 Ft Lauderdale Boat Show

Lithium-ion batteries caused boat fire

Safety Warning And Alerts

Be on the lookout for these danger signs

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First Taste Of Freeedom

How boating changed a young autistic boy's life

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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Navigation Know-How

Learn how to navigate using a few simple tools and some common sense

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Boat Wake Damage Liability

You are responsible for any injury or damage caused by your wake

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Varnishing Pefection

Here's how to add a breathtaking finish to your brightwork

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Keeping Your Boat Afloat

Most common reasons that boats end up under the water

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Gelcoat Blister Repair

Don't let a few blisters on your hull intimidate you this spring!

Featured Articles From Trailering Magazine

Boat wakeTime To Wake Up About Wakes?

Enjoyable as wakes are for skiers, people and property can be injured

Snow-covered boatTen Things To Do Over Winter

There are many things you can do to prepare your boat for spring

Towing a boatTips for Towing a Trailer

A trailer that is properly matched and secured to the vehicle helps to assure a trouble-free trip

Trailer tire hubHubs & Bearings

Grease leaking into the hubs or onto the rim of the tire is often an indication of trouble down the road

Installing a VHF radioHow To Install A VHF Radio

Here's how to plan it, assemble the tools and materials, and do it!

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