Boat Owners Association of The United StatesNews Room

December 21, 2020

NEWS from BoatUS
Boat Owners Association of The United States
5323 Port Royal Rd, Springfield, VA 22151
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Press Contact: D. Scott Croft, Vice President Public Affairs, 703-461-2864,

Most-Watched BoatUS Videos of 2020

Top 10 list of practical boat handling and how-to boat maintenance videos

How to Trim Your Boat

SPRINGFIELD, Va., Dec. 21, 2020 – Learning how to trim a powerboat is a skill that many vessel operators seek to know, and BoatUS video viewership numbers back that up: “How to Trim Your Boat” was the No. 1 most-watched BoatUS video of 2020. In addition, two other top 10 videos of the year also focused on the topic of boat trim: How to Use Trim Tabs on a Boat and How to Get a Boat On Plane Using Trim. Here are the boating advocacy, services and safety group’s 2020 top 10 most-watched BoatUS videos:

  1. How To Trim Your Boat (using outboard engine)
  1. How To Fix Spider Cracks, Hairline Cracks, and Crazing in Boat Gelcoat (on any surface)
  1. How To Repair Boat Gelcoat (dings, scratches and gauges on flat surfaces)
  1. How To Dock a Boat In 4 Simple Steps (sterndrive or outboard power boats)
  1. Boat Anchoring Made Simple (power-driven vessels)
  1. How to Get A Boat On Plane Using Engine Trim (using outboard engine or trim tabs)
  1. How To Use Trim Tabs On a Boat
  1. How To Troubleshoot and Fix Boat Trailer Lights that Don't Work
  1. Beaching Your Boat So You Can Leave Again (outboard power vessels)
  1. How To Compression Test an Outboard Engine



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About Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS):

Celebrating more than 50 years, BoatUS is the nation’s largest organization of recreational boaters with more than 700,000 members. We are the boat owners’ voice on Capitol Hill and fight for their rights. We are The Boat Owners Auto Club and help ensure a roadside trailer breakdown doesn’t end a boating or fishing trip before it begins. When boats break down on the water, TowBoatUS brings them safely back to the launch ramp or dock, 24/7. BoatUS offers GEICO Marine Insurance policies that give boat owners affordable, specialized coverage and superior service they need. We help keep boaters safe and our waters clean with assistance from the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. Visit