2017 Holiday Gift Guide

2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for that special gift for the boater in your life? Here's a selection that will look great under any tree and fit every budget

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Rugged Boats Of The Pacific Northwest

Rugged Boats Of The Pacific Northwest

Vessels manufactured in this region of the United States and Canada are purpose-built to withstand the rugged coastline and weather found there

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Best Day On The Water

Best Day On The Water

We asked our members to share their most treasured boating memories. Here is a collection of our favorites

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Anchoring Etiquette

Anchoring Etiquette

Few things are as relaxing as a peaceful anchorage. Here are some tips to keep it that way

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Easy Gelcoat Repairs

Easy Gelcoat Repairs

If your boat's fiberglass hull has dings, gouges or scratches it could be time to think about repairing and refreshing your gelcoat

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Running Aground

Running Aground

A marine accident investigator shares tales of damage from his casebook and tips on how to avoid being that guy stuck on
the sandbar

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for that special gift for the boater in your life? Here's a selection that will look great under any tree and fit every budget

American Tug Sequel 14 on the water

Rugged Boats Of The Pacific Northwest

Vessels manufactured in this region of the United States and Canada are purpose-built to withstand the rugged coastline and weather found there

Family tubing on the lake

Best Day On The Water

We asked our members to share their most treasured boating memories. Here is a collection of our favorites

Sunset anchorage

Anchoring Etiquette

Few things are as relaxing as a peaceful anchorage. Here are some tips to keep it that way

Buffing gelcoat with electric buffer

Easy Gelcoat Repairs

If your boat's fiberglass hull has dings, gouges or scratches it could be time to think about repairing and refreshing your gelcoat

Towing sailboat that has run aground

Running Aground

A marine accident investigator shares tales of damage from his casebook and tips on how to avoid being that guy stuck on the sandbar

In This Issue Of BoatUS Magazine ...

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Online Extras

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

Disney family fishing boat

Disney Fishing Adventure

A kid-friendly guided fishing trip right inside Disney's Orlando park

Nettle jellyfish

Treating Jellyfish Stings

Step-by-step treatment advice for jellyfish stings

Fuel injector

Fuel Injector Cleaning

Keeping your fuel injectors clean will help save on fuel

Sailboat run aground

Grounding Claims Analysis

Which boats run aground, where, when, and how to avoid being one

BoatUS CAT Team members survey the extensive damage to an insured's boat in Florida

Hurricane Season 2017

Popular destinations are working hard to reopen, here's what to expect

Exercising a seacock

Seacock Maintenance

Ignore these essential valves and you could be sunk — literally

Surveying a hurricane-damaged sailboat

Handling Hurricane Claims

The process of finding, salvaging and settling claims one boat at a time

Photo of the U.S. Capitol

Navigating Washington

BoatUS continues to help shape legislation that affects boaters

Funnyman Dick DeBartolo aboard his 23-foot Farallon pilothouse powerboat

MAD Man On The Water

Writer Dick DeBartolo has a passion for punch lines and powerboats

Covered boat in winter

Safety Warning And Alerts

Be on the lookout for these danger signs

Photo of a Rebecca Dykstra, her therapy dog Ella and crew member

From Negative To Positive

Rebecca takes people with with brain-related disabilities out for boat rides

From The Archives 

Photo of Bahamas anchorage

Onboard With Tom Neale

Read more from his lifetime of liveaboard and cruising experience

Photo of a powerboat on trailer in driveway

Preventing Off-Season Boat Theft

So you think your boat is safely tucked away in your backyard or driveway

Photo of sailboats covered with snow

Is Your Boat Ready For Winter?

What you need to consider before putting your boat to bed for its long winter's nap

Photo of a marina at sunset

What's Really In Your Marina Contract

Before you sign a marina contract, take a good look at the small print

Bow thruster

How To Use A Bow Thruster

The basics of bow thrusters to help you decide if installing one is right for you

Using a multimeter to check continuity

Using A Multimeter

How to use a multimeter to measure DC current, resistance, and voltage

Featured Trailering Articles

Towing a boat aerial viewAdvice For The Long Haul

A successful long-distance boat-towing trip is a combination of pre-trip preparation and vigilance

Towing a large powerboatWinterize Your Boat Right

Get a fast start in the spring by putting your boat to bed properly before the winter freeze

Trailer safety chainBoat And Trailer Maintenance Checklist

A chart of maintenance items to check before every outing and at every 20, 50, and 100 hours of use

Various fuel additivesForget To "Winterize" Your Fuel?

Special care needs to be taken when storing E10 gasoline in your boat engine for the winter

Shrinkwrapped powerboatReusing Shrinkwrap

With care given for removal, storage, and re-installation, one can get many years out of one wrap job

 

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