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How Boats Are Built

How Boats Are Built

How modern, large-scale production plants build boats these days, using everything from 3D designs, space-age materials, and even robots

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Tapes For Onboard Use

Tapes For Onboard Use

There are literally thousands of different types of tape. Here's which ones are most useful aboard

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Boater's Whale-Watching Guide

Boater's Whale-Watching Guide

Winter is the peak period for whale watching along the Pacific Coast. Here's how you can safely observe the action

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Navigation Know-How

Navigation Know-How

Get back to basics by learning how to navigate using a few simple tools and some common sense

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How Boats Are Built

How modern, large-scale production plants build boats these days, using everything from 3D designs, space-age materials, and even robots

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Tapes For Onboard Use

There are literally thousands of different types of tape. Here's which ones are most useful aboard

Breaching whales

Boater's Whale-Watching Guide

Winter is the peak period for whale watching along the Pacific Coast. Here's how you can safely observe the action

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Navigation Know-How

Get back to basics by learning how to navigate using a few simple tools and some common sense

In This Issue Of BoatUS Magazine ...

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Online Extras

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

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Onboard With Tom Neale

This Month: Staying warm while cruising South for the winter

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The Anatomy Of A Rip

Understanding how to hunt for fish in rips

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Nautical Terminology

Why it's important to use the right words aboard a boat

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New Boat Selling Scams

A boat-selling scam story shows you how to look for the red flags

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Marine Electronics For 2016

A new year brings a flurry of new electronics

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Splicing Three-Strand Rope

The art of joining two ropes together of equal diameter

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Running Inlets

Inlets can look benign, but this can be misleading and trap the unwary

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More Boating Apps

Make your smartphone smarter with these must-have boating apps

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Sailboat Winches

Regular servicing will ensure they work at their best

From The Archives 

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Bringing A Boat To Mexico

Make sure all paperwork is in order and permits are displayed

Outdrive corrosion

How To Prevent Outdrive Corrosion

The mistakes that can cause severe damage, and how to avoid them

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Removing Stubborn Fittings

What to do when that fitting doesn't want to let go

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Boat Winter Checklist

Fight the winter blues by paying a visit and making sure all is well

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Boat Knots

A refresher on how to tie and coil a line so everything stays secure

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40 Ways To Save Big Time

Clever ideas that will help to keep you and your boat on budget

Featured Articles From Trailering Magazine

Waxing boat's exterior11 Things To Know About Boat Trailer Tires

A tire's sidewall is where you learn: dimensions, capacities, age, and most important, purpose

Loading boat on the trailerHow To Load Your Boat On The Trailer

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

Trailering covered boatBoat Covers That Work

Use these tips to select a boat cover that stands up to the rigors of highway speeds

Look bucketHow To Make A Look Bucket

Deflecting the light, with this handy, fun plexi-bottom bucket, lets you look before you anchor

Tool kitTrailer-Boat Toolkit

A few tools on the boat can save the day. Here are the items that could prove handy

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