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Discounted BoatUS Members Dues

Members of participating groups are entitled to a Membership in BoatUS for only $15 (normally $24)! Each participating organization will receive a unique source code that there members can provide when joining BoatUS or renewing their Membership. Learn more about the 26+ benefits and services BoatUS offers at BoatUS.com/Membership

Selected BoatUS Magazine Articles

BoatUS has put together a selection of useful boating themed articles that you can use free of charge in your newsletters or other club correspondence. If you do use an article, please be sure to use the exact title and author's name along with the following paragraph at the end of the article.

This article has been reprinted from BoatUS Magazine, the flagship publication of BoatUS, the nation's largest association of boaters, for boaters. For 50-plus years, BoatUS has provided the highest-quality boating, insurance, and towing services; member savings on gear, marinas, fuel, and travel; and has been a leading advocate fighting to protect boaters from unfair taxes and regulations. For more info on membership: www.BoatUS.com

Boating Blogs Worth Following

By Richard Armstrong, BoatUS Magazine
A few stand-out boating blogs on the web.

Easy LED Lighting Upgrade

By Mark Corke, BoatUS Magazine
Now might be the time to consider an upgrade to LED lighting.

How To Stop A Boat From Sinking

By Michael Vatalaro, BoatUS Magazine
Quick action can keep your boat afloat in an emergency.

The Proper Way To Fill A Fuel Tank

By Chris Edmonston, BoatUS Magazine
Some tricks to keeping fuel in the tank and out of the water.

Safety Warnings And Alerts

By BoatUS Marine Insurance, BoatUS Magazine
Useful warnings and safety tips for a variety of issues.

Building Up America's Boat Clubs

By Troy Gilbert and Bernadette Bernon, BoatUS Magazine
How boat clubs successfully bring individuals and families together.

Nautical Terminology

By Mark Corke, BoatUS Magazine
Some good reasons why it's important to use the right words aboard a boat.

How To Splice Three-Strand Rope

By Mark Corke, BoatUS Magazine
We show you how to master the art of splicing rope in a few easy steps.

Setting Up A VHF Radio With Digital Selective Calling

By Mark Corke, BoatUS Magazine
Setting up your VHF radio with digital selective calling is simple, and maybe lifesaving.

Knot Too Shabby

By Mark Corke, BoatUS Magazine
Knowing how to tie a few knots is an essential skill that anyone can learn.

Bleeding A Marine Diesel Engine

By Mark Corke, BoatUS Magazine
To rely on a diesel inboard, and to help you get to know your engine better, put this skill in your mental toolbox.

Smarter Anchoring

By Bob Adriance, BoatUS Magazine
Following a few simple rules will make it much easier to rest at night.

Rules-Of-The-Road Refresher For Boaters

By BoatUS Magazine Editorial Staff
Here are some rules that will help you avoid a collision.

Trim Tab Basics

By Michael Vatalaro, BoatUS Magazine
Knowing how trim tabs work is the first step to smoothing out your ride.

Bilge Pump Capacity: Do The Math

By Beth A. Leonard, BoatUS Magazine
Just how much water can your bilge pump move?

Your Boat Engine's Chillin'

By Beth A. Leonard, BoatUS Magazine
How to winterize your engine or risk missing next year's boating season.

Financing Your Dream Boat

By Ann Dermody, BoatUS Magazine
Find a golden opportunity to buy the boat you've always wanted.

Anchoring And Docking

By BoatUS Magazine Editorial Staff
Sooner or later we all have to stop the boat. Here's how.

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