Top 10 Articles Of 2017


  • Crowded harbor with line of boats10. How Close Is Too Close?

    Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. That's the moral code, right? Maybe it's time to apply that to wakes and personal boating space.

  • Using a smartphone9. Favorite Boating Apps

    From celestial identification to tidal data, lots of handy information is available at the touch of your finger.

  • Sunken powerboat at dock8. Avoid That Sinking Feeling

    Eight ways to ensure that used boat you're looking at isn't a storm-damaged lemon.

  • Leaving dock bow first illustration7. 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.

  • Ram 1500 towing boat6. 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.

  • Leaving the dock illustration5. Leaving A Slip In The Wind

    Learn five tactics to get away from the dock when the gusts are against you.

  • Polishing gelcoat4. Restore Gelcoat Shine: A to Z

    Watch an in-depth webinar with Lenny Rudow on his favorite products, tips, and techniques to keep gelcoat looking great.

  • Checking the main fuse3. What To Do If Your Outboard Won't Start

    Step-by-step troubleshooting will help you pinpoint problems.

  • Putting tape in microwave2. Six Easy Hacks For Tidier Projects

    Some of the best ideas are cheap but will save you loads in the long run. Here are a few you can bank on.

  • Fiona McGlynn1. Why Aren't Millennials Buying Boats?

    Millennials participate in boating at similar rates to their parents, yet they're far less likely to actually own a boat. Why? Here's a millennial's perspective.


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