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October/November 2015

  • Winterizing an outboard engine The Boater's Guide to Winterizing

    How to avoid 95% of the ice and freezing claims the BoatUS Marine Insurance program has handled in the past decade.

  • Abandoned boatThe Derelict Dilemma

    The cost of removing derelict vessels from our waterways, even abandoned commercial vessels, often comes out of recreational boaters' pockets.

  • Fishing rods mounted to boat sternTop Fishing Tackle Tips

    It takes more than sharp hooks to out-catch everyone at the marina. Here's how to start.

  • Map illustrationState Information

    Find out if you're legally required to have insurance on your boat, and view your state's titling and registration requirements.

  • TowBoatUS comes to the rescue of a boat stranded at seaTowing Vs. Salvage

    The BoatUS Salvage Arbitration Plan can help resolve towing disputes quickly, and inexpensively.

  • Dmaged boatAvoiding the Boat Insurance Blues

    Five ways that some boat insurance policies fail to live up to expectations.

  • Large powerboat anchored at fuel dockMember Services Locator

    Find member discounts at marine businesses along your route.

  • Photo of Barra LagunaWhat To Know About HINs

    How to display your hull-identification numbers for Mexico.

  • Illustration of WWII bombers2 World Leaders, Their Boats + 1 Giant Coverup

    A secret meeting between FDR and Churchill, before signing the Atlantic Charter in 1941

  • Thumbnail photo of Robert BallardRobert Ballard and the Nautilus

    View a slideshow of Robert Ballard’s explorations of Gulf wrecks aboard his Nautilus.

  • Strawberries with whip cream on the sideWhat's Cooking?

    Stories and recipes from Lori Ross, who, for five years was the acclaimed food-and-wine editor of PassageMaker magazine.

  • Thumbnail photo of a family enjoying powerboatingBoatUS Marine Insurance

    BoatUS Marine Insurance offers riders for boaters traveling to the Bahamas.

  • Illustration of using a disc sander to grind the hull surface Fiberglass Repair

    The most horrifying hole in a fiberglass hull is quickly healed with a bit of glass fabric, a supply of resin, and equal parts skill and care.

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