Best Boating Photos Of 2019

Best Boating Photos Of 2019

Announcing the winners of our biannual BoatUS Magazine photo contest

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Sailing Toward Sustainability

Sailing Toward Sustainability

A sailor turns his dream of energy-independent long-distance cruising into reality with tenacity, creativity and many helping hands

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Troubleshooting Trailer Lights

Troubleshooting Trailer Lights

If your trailer lights are erratic, now's a good time to fix them before you hit the road again. Here's how to find the problem

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Wakeboat Etiquette

Wakeboat Etiquette

Boats designed to make jumbo waves for riding can cause problems for other boaters, but there are steps you can take to minimize conflicts

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Making Perfect Crimped Connections

Making Perfect Crimped Connections

Many electrical problems on boats are due to poor connections. Here's how to make perfect crimped joints

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2019 Lifestyle Photo Contest winner

Best Boating Photos Of 2019

Announcing the winners of our biannual BoatUS Magazine photo contest

Aerial view of Vittoria

Sailing Toward Sustainability

A sailor turns his dream of energy-independent long-distance cruising into reality with tenacity, creativity and many helping hands

Dunking boat trailer lights

Troubleshooting Trailer Lights

If your trailer lights are erratic, now's a good time to fix them before you hit the road again. Here's how to find the problem

Wakeboarding on lake

Wakeboat Etiquette

Boats designed to make jumbo waves for riding can cause problems for other boaters, but there are steps you can take to minimize conflicts

Cutting ragged edge off wire

Making Perfect Crimped Connections

Many electrical problems on boats are due to poor connections. Here's how to make perfect crimped joints

In This Issue Of BoatUS Magazine ...

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Online Extras

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

Sailing into the blue illustration

Boating & The Blue Mind

Proof of what we only suspected: Boating makes you healthier

Boating Caucus

Boating Caucuses

There are a number of caucuses that support boating activities

At the helm

New Marine Technology

Electronic goodies from the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show

Deck plate outlet

Raw-Water Washdown

Step-by-step instructions for installing a washdown pump

Using a VHF radio

VHF Radio For Emergencies

Your VHF radio should be your go-to communications in an emergency

Fab Dock

Latest New Gear

The best products launched at this year's boat shows

Elephant in a boat illustration

Wildest Cases

Some of the interesting Consumer Protection calls we've received

VHF radio interference from LED lights

VHF Radio Interference

Some LED lights have been shown to degrade VHF performance

Betty Bauman

Breaking Down Barriers

Betty Bauman founded a program teaching women the joy of angling

Boat lift failure

Boater Alerts And Warnings

Be on the lookout for these danger signs

Family boating fun cartoon

Best Day On the Water

An old wooden boat serves as a legacy to a generation

From The Archives 

Photo of Bahamas anchorage

Onboard With Tom Neale

Read more from his lifetime of liveaboard and cruising experience

Space at the dock

Using Spring Lines

With one easy-to-learn technique, leaving a tricky dock can be simple

Applying gelcoat

Topside Gelcoat Repair

Here's how to make a seamless repair on vertical surfaces

Using radar

Love Your Boat Radar

Here's how radar works and why it can be a huge advantage

Marina at sunset

Cold Water Boating Tips

Here's six tips to help prevent disaster from cold water immersion

Throwing a line

How To Throw A Line Properly

To toss a line accurately, follow these four simple steps

Featured Trailering Articles

Backing trailer down rampKeeping Your Trailer Tire Bearings Happy

That means keeping them well-lubricated, and keeping moisture away

SqueegeeSecrets To A Clean Boat

Who loves cleaning their boat? No one. If you enjoy being on a clean boat, these tips should help

Feeling the heatTrailer Wheels: Keeping It Rolling

Tires get a lot of attention, but they aren't the only things keeping your trailer off the ground

Lock in bowl of waterKeep Your Boat Under Lock And Key

More than 50 percent of all boats stolen are on trailers. Make sure yours isn't an easy "get"

Powerboat in heavy weatherStaying Safe In Heavy Weather

Hard-won advice from a search-and-rescue expert on staying safe when the weather kicks up

 

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