A Boater's Guide To Cruising The Bahamas

A Boater's Guide To Cruising The Bahamas

Discover all that the Bahamas chain of islands has to offer, for many boats, just one day's trip from Florida

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The Latest In Marine Engines

The Latest In Marine Engines

The past year has seen a number of heavy-hitting advancements in the world of marine engines. Here's a rundown of what's new and notable

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Top 5 Reasons Boats Get Towed

Top 5 Reasons Boats Get Towed

A towing expert shares why boats get towed and what you can do to avoid these common breakdown situations

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Getting On Plane

Getting On Plane

There's more to getting your outboard boat up on a plane than simply pushing the throttle forward. Here's what you need to know

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Making Hatch Seals Watertight

Making Hatch Seals Watertight

Keeping the water out is essential for the safety, comfort, and well being of your boat. Maybe it's time to check those weather seals

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Replacing Your Boat's Water Heater Anode

Replacing Your Boat's Water Heater Anode

Often overlooked, the anode in your boat's hot-water heater requires periodic replacement and should be on your annual checklist

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New Marine Electronics

New Marine Electronics

Everything you need to know about the latest and greatest digital developments and technological transitions for 2018

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Aerial view of the Berry Islands

A Boater's Guide To Cruising The Bahamas

Discover all that the Bahamas chain of islands has to offer, for many boats, just one day's trip from Florida

Dual Suzuki 350-hp outboardengines

The Latest In Marine Engines

The past year has seen a number of heavy-hitting advancements in the world of marine engines. Here's a rundown of what's new and notable

Family tubing on the lake

Top 5 Reasons Boats Get Towed

A towing expert shares why boats get towed and what you can do to avoid these common breakdown situations

Getting an outboard pwerboat on plane

Getting On Plane

There's more to getting your outboard boat up on a plane than simply pushing the throttle forward. Here's what you need to know

Prying out old seal

Making Hatch Seals Watertight

Keeping the water out is essential for the safety, comfort, and well being of your boat. Maybe it's time to check those weather seals

Comparing new vs. old anode

Replacing Your Boat's Water Heater Anode

Often overlooked, the anode in your boat's hot-water heater requires periodic replacement and should be on your annual checklist

Garmin STRIKER Plus fishfinder

New Marine Electronics

Everything you need to know about the latest and greatest digital developments and technological transitions for 2018

In This Issue Of BoatUS Magazine ...

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Online Extras

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

Invader 21 center-console boat after makeover

Boat Restoration Projects

Three BoatUS members share inspiring makeover stories

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Concussions

What boaters need to know about common onboard head injuries

Swim step and ladder

Adding A Swim Step/Ladder

A swim step and ladder combo makes getting back aboard easier and safer

Parkit 360 power dolly

Problem-Solving Products

The latest goodies to help you fully enjoy your time on the water

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Towing Claims Analysis

Stats on the who, how, when, and where boats frequently get towed

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Advocating For Members

A BoatUS membership offers a service you might not be aware of

Shaft seal

Install A Dripless Shaft Seal

Step-by-step instructions for installing a dripless shaft seal or stuffing box

Sankaty Head Light with Milky Way on Nantucket Island

Star Light, Star Bright

David Zapatka turns his lens to the sky to capture star-lit lighthouses

Jetties at Point Hudson Marina in Port Townsend, Washington

BIG Grants

Innovative grants programs have been bolstering our waterfronts

Incorrectly fitted sailboat propeller

Safety Warning And Alerts

Be on the lookout for these danger signs

Jeff Moores

Portrait Of An Illustrator

Jeff Moores turned his passions into a profession

Nancy Zydler painting icebergs

High Latitudes, Fine Art

Nancy Zydler immortalizes the grandeur of icebergs in her paintings

Relaxing on the water cartoon

Closing Chasms

Times on the water together mend a father and son's relationship

From The Archives 

Photo of Bahamas anchorage

Onboard With Tom Neale

Read more from his lifetime of liveaboard and cruising experience

Powerboat preparing to be towed

Towing Vs. Salvage

The Salvage Arbitration Program can be a way to resolve disagreements

Launching powerboat at boat ramp

Avoiding Spring Safety Snafus

Check off these 10 common safety glitches before getting out on the water

Navigating in the fog

Navigating Fog

Even with navigational devices, fog can be disorienting. Here's how to deal with it

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Install Boat Deck Fittings

Step-by-step guide to installing or rebedding a deck fitting

Mold growth in cabin

Preventing Mold And Mildew

Storing boats out of the water in winter won't keep mold and mildew at bay

Featured Trailering Articles

Ram 1500 towing a boatFuel-Efficient Towing

When it comes to buying a tow vehicle, the gap has narrowed between tow capacity and fuel economy

Gripping the steering wheel with one handBack Up Your Boat Trailer Like A Pro

It requires teaching your brain some new habits, but practice is the key to success

Boat wakeTime To Wake Up About Wakes?

Bystanders on the receiving end of aggressive wakes are being put in real danger

Various fuel additivesWhat's Best For Towing?

Our advice is that if you are going to use your vehicle for towing, AWD is the minimum you should consider

Family loading their boat at the boat rampThe Weight Of The Wait

Manners matter at the boat ramp. Read some tips on how to have proper boat ramp etiquette

 

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