Online Extras

April/May 2017

  • Checking the propBoat Spring Checklist

    Working your way through this checklist will help make sure your boat's ready to go when you are.

  • Heather's new boatHeather Needs Help!

    What should BoatUS Vice President & Director of Membership, Heather Lougheed, name her family's new boat?

  • Louis C.K. videoLouis C.K. Goes Aground Video

    Comedian Louis C.K. shares the tale with Jerry Seinfeld during Jerry's online show, "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee."

  • Mexican VisaSmart Traveler Enrollment Program

    A free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

  • BoatUS Purchase AgreementPurchase and Sale Forms

    Use these documents if you intend to buy a boat and as proof of purchase and sale.

  • Painting toolsRolling and Tipping

    With a little care, the roll and tip method can make for magical results

  • Plumbing illustrationBoat Plumbing

    Boat plumbing is easier for than home plumbing, since it doesn't involve rigid pipes or solid walls.

  • Boat burnFoundation Findings #55: Boat Burn

    The BoatUS Foundation filmed a controlled boat burn to educate boaters about the causes of boat fires.

  • CompassModern Marine Navigation Course

    Learn the basics of plotting, reading charts, identifying ATONs and using them to find your way on the water.

  • Trailer tire bearingTrailer Tire Bearings

    How to change your boat trailer bearings video. BoatUS Trailering Guy Dustin Hoover shows how it's done.

  • Solar panels on powerboatInstalling a Solar Panel to Maintain Batteries

    A solar panel is a practical choice for maintaining batteries at full charge.

  • No Swimming warning on boat dockESD Resource Center

    A list of articles that provides an easy-to-understand explanation of where, how, and why Electric Shock Drowning occurs.

  • Corroded hose clampSpring Fitting Out Safety Checklist

    Do a complete inspection of the engine, hull, and other systems to get your boat ready for spring.

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