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Building Up America's Boat Clubs

Building Up America's Boat Clubs

Boat clubs bring individuals and families together into a community that expands
access to and enjoyment of boating

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Classic Fishing Lures

Classic Fishing Lures

Spoons, plugs, streamers, twisters — the lures that belong in every tacklebox

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Varnishing Perfection

Varnishing Perfection

Want to be the envy of the marina? Here's how to add a breathtaking finish to your brightwork

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Ten Top Boat Tools

Top Ten Boat Tools

You may have lots of tools in your bag, but are they all necessary? Here's a selection of tools you can't leave the dock without

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Building Up America's Boat Clubs

Boat clubs bring individuals and families together into a community that expands access to and enjoyment of boating

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Classic Fishing Lures

Spoons, plugs, streamers, twisters — the lures that belong in every tacklebox

Varnishing boat trim

Varnishing Perfection

Want to be the envy of the marina? Here's how to add a breathtaking finish to your brightwork

Photo of a variety of boat tools

Top Ten Boat Tools

You may have lots of tools in your bag, but are they all necessary? Here's a selection of tools you can't leave the dock without

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: Unexpected side effects of new equipment

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Boat Repair Problems

Tips for dealing with a boat repair facility

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Bilge Pump Fixes

Here's how to find the bilge pump problem and resolve it quickly

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The Boater's Advocate

Richard Schwartz has changed the face of recreational boating

Rescued from swampd boat

Saved By the Cell

Get the most out of your cellphone as a piece of safety gear

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Choosing The Right Varnish

Learn how to decipher what's in that can

Photo of Tania Aebi completing circumnavigation

American Circumnavigator

The first American woman ever to circumnavigate the globe solo

Compression gauge

Compression Check

A compression check reveals a lot about the health of an engine

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Sailmaker & Designer

Ted Hood became a sailmaker, boatbuilder and superlative sailor

From The Archives 

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Dealing With Dinghy Davits

If dinghy storage is a problem, the wide range of davits can offer a solution

Outdrive corrosion

How To Use A Bow Thruster

Want better control and more confidence in your boathandling skills?

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The Latest In Sterndrives

A new generation of sterndrives are quieter, stronger, and more efficient

Photo of Fisherman with his big catch

Fishfinders Explained

Advanced technology gives you choices when it comes to how to find those fish

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Tying Up At The Dock

Leaving your boat in a slip doesn't have to leave your brain tied in knots

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Best Boat Dogs

There are less common breeds that are specifically raised to love the water

Featured Articles From Trailering Magazine

Backing the boat down the rampRamp Traction

Maximizing your tow vehicle's traction starts with keeping a close eye on the rear differential

2016 Toyota Tundra towing a boatNew Tow Trucks

New tow vehicles today are the most capable, safest, and best-equipped ever

Sea Dek boat deckingThe High-Tech Deck

You like the look of a teak deck, but you're concerned about the expensive. What are your options?

Installing a LED cube lightLighting Upgrade

Installing a lightbar to illuminate the dock, stern, outriggers, or spreaders

Cutting of ragged end of wireMaking Perfect Crimped Joints

Here's how to make perfect crimped joints and avoid electrical problems

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