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Exploring Canada's Gulf Islands

Exploring Canada's Gulf Islands

With more than a dozen vineyards, gourmet food and charming anchorages this Pacific northwest locale is the perfect boating destination

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Visual Distress Signals

Visual Distress Signals

Which visual distress signal is best? Results of tests of three different types of visual distress signaling devices

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Abrasives

Abrasives

Abrasive papers come in a plethora of types, grits, and sizes to suit both hand-sanding and power-tool applications, so it pays to know what to ask for

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The One-Pound World Record

The One-Pound World Record

Angler and author Debbie Hanson goes on the hunt for a world-record catch with her sights on surprisingly small quarry

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Fishing Hooks

Fishing Hooks

There are a zillion different types and sizes of fishing hooks, here's what you need to know to choose the right one

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Photo of charming anchorage in the Gulf Islands

Exploring Canada's Gulf Islands

With more than a dozen vineyards, gourmet food and charming anchorages this Pacific northwest locale is the perfect boating destination

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Visual Distress Signals

Which visual distress signal is best? Results of tests of three different types of visual distress signaling devices

Various types of sandpaper

Abrasives

Abrasive papers come in a plethora of types, grits, and sizes to suit both hand-sanding and power-tool applications, so it pays to know what to ask for

Photo of Debbie Hanson

The One-Pound World Record

Angler and author Debbie Hanson goes on the hunt for a world-record catch with her sights on surprisingly small quarry

Photo of a colorful fish with hook and lure

Fishing Hooks

There are a zillion different types and sizes of fishing hooks, here's what you need to know to choose the right one

In This Issue Of BoatUS Magazine ...

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Online Extras

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

First Spring boat run

Onboard With Tom Neale

This Month: how NOT to prepare for the upcoming boating season

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Getting Rid Of Stains

A pro reveals the secret to getting those stubborn stains out

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Creating A Great Boat Video

Tips to help you capture and share your boating memories

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New Marine Electronics

This season's crop of cool new electronics makes for a wild ride

Spearing a large fish

Choose The Right Rod

How to pick the fishing rod that's right for you

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New Safety Guidelines

ABYC safety standards are used by boatbuilders and boatyards

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Video Gear

Options for equipment that will improve the quality of your video

Checking inboard transmission fluid

Transmission Maintenance

When changing the fluids on your boat, don't forget the transmission

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Fire's First Moments

You have 30 seconds to make a difference in the outcome

Oregon coast small port dredge

Dredging Crisis

Shallow-draft ports are struggling for lack of dredging dollars

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Stop A Boat From Sinking

Quick action and three items can keep your boat afloat

From The Archives 

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Beaching Your Boat

How to anchor your boat just off the beach, bow out

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Staying Cool Aboard

Three solutions for keeping the air flowing on your boat this summer

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Towing For Watersports

There's more to towing a skier than meets the eye

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Life Jackets for Dogs

Life jackets are a good idea even for dogs that love the water

Using binoculars

Consumer's Guide To Binoculars

Look deeper than magnification when you're buying binoculars

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Boat Enclosure Maintenance

How to keep your boat's enclosure in top shape for many seasons to come

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

Trailer bed closeupTrailer Troubleshooting

Taking care of your trailer is simple, but ignore the basics and you could be left stranded

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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