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Exploring The California Delta

Exploring The California Delta

The region's abundant natural beauty is a legacy to be shared among boaters, fishermen, watersports fans, and nature lovers

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Landing Your Catch

Landing Your Catch

Once a fish is solidly hooked, chances are you'll get it up to the boat. But getting it over the gunwales is another matter

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Storm Prep, Day By Day

Storm Prep, Day By Day

A hurricane or other major storm brings four threats — wind, rain, waves, and surge — and you can improve your boat's odds against all four by preparing early

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Photo of egrets on the San Joaquin River

Exploring The California Delta

The region's abundant natural beauty is a legacy to be shared among boaters, fishermen, watersports fans, and nature lovers

Photo of fishing in Key West Florida

Landing Your Catch

Once a fish is solidly hooked, chances are you'll get it up to the boat. But getting it over the gunwales is another matter

Various storm clouds forming

Storm Prep, Day By Day

A hurricane or other major storm brings four threats — wind, rain, waves, and surge — and you can improve your boat's odds against all four by preparing early

In This Issue Of BoatUS Magazine ...

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Online Extras

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

First Spring boat run

Onboard With Tom Neale

This Month: how NOT to prepare for the upcoming boating season

Photo of marine battery installation

Avoiding Electrical Mistakes

Common issues and outcomes these mistakes cause

Night crawlers illustration

Celebrating The Panfish

A sweet story about the fishing world's great equalizer

Photo of a updated boat dashboard

Dashboard Replacement

Bringing a new look to an outdated dashboard

Sitting in the shade on the beach

Hyperthermia

What are symptoms and how to minimize your risk

Photo of final cabin fan installation

Installing A Cabin Fan

Bestowing the cool with a new modern 12-volt fan

Photo of a nighttime LED-lit chart table

LED Lighting

Now might be the time to consider an upgrade to LEDs

Checking inboard transmission fluid

Long-Distance Boat Buying

Have expert eyes give a prospective boat a look before you buy

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Waste Management

How to properly use a holding tank and onshore pumpout station

Oregon coast small port dredge

Replacing Headliners

Dark and gloomy to bright and airy in one easy step

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Dogs Aboard

Tips to help your pooch feel safe and comfortable on your boat

From The Archives 

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Boat Line Tips

Tips on slipping a boat into its berth with stress-free grace

Photo of a powerboat trying to outrun an incoming storm

When A Squall Comes Calling

Effective techniques to deal with oncoming threatening weather

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Save $$ On Your Boat This Summer

Ways to save, big and small, that really add up on the cost of owning a boat

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VHF Radio Protocol

How to use your VHF radio so you can be understood

Menacing sea gull

Pest Control Tips For Boaters

Waging war on the critters that take a shine to your boat

Illustration of gringing out crack with a dremel tool

Gelcoat Repair On Boats

How to fix crazing in gelcoat, also known as spider cracks or stress cracks

Featured Articles From Trailering Magazine

Using a handheld VHF radioChoosing A Handheld VHF Radio

A handheld VHF radio is a lifeline to the outside world — and today's units are better than ever before

Fishing reel side bearing removalFishing Reel Maintenance

Removing, cleaning, and re-oiling your reel's bearings will keep your old favorite reeling in the years

Towing a boatSetting Up A Hitch For The Perfect Tow

Proper trailer positioning plays a critical role in how the tow vehicle handles the load

LED locker materialsFlexible Illumination For Your Boat

An easy DIY project — adding rope lighting to your lockers and hidden-away corners

Connecting the winch strap to the boat trailerHow To Load Your Boat On The Trailer

Getting your boat successfully back on the trailer after a day on the water

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