Maintaining Your Investment

Big or small, basic or customized, every boat needs to be maintained. Fortunately, routine maintenance and small repairs aren’t that tough. In the long run, a little elbow grease will definitely pay off. Wash Your Boat The first and simplest task is to wash your boat regularly. If you boat in saltwater, rinse your boat…

Become “Boat Smart”

Become “Boat Smart” Learning the basics of boat operation and safety is best done before your first trip to the marina or launch ramp. In fact, a number of states require powerboat operators to take a boating education course and carry a license or certificate proving successful course completion any time they’re underway. Resources for…

Green Boating

The boating lifestyle is a great way to spend time with family and friends, enjoying the water. And as boaters, it is our shared responsibility to help keep the waters and resources that we use healthy for generations to come. We’re happy to do it and we know you are too! See below for a…

Buy new or buy used?

Buy new or buy used? That’s a tough call for a boat buyer, especially a first-timer. There’s no right or wrong answer. It all depends on you: your tastes, your budget, your mechanical aptitude. What makes your smile wider? A mint condition new prize or a bargain cleverly bought and burnished? Some say the sweet…

Winter Layup Tips for Your Boat

Winter Layup Tips for Your Boat In many parts of the country, this is transition season, time to haul and winterize your boat.  Fall haul-out nearly matches the urgency level of spring launch in your need to complete the task. Winter is coming, but don’t let that ticking clock make you miss some steps in…

Boat Buying Decision: One Engine or Two?

Boat Buying Decision: One Engine or Two? If you’re like a lot of boaters, you can become afflicted with “two-foot fever,” a malaise that grabs hold of you and makes you think how much happier you’d be if your boat were two feet longer. Well, it happens even after you get the boat you thought…

Five Ways to Make Your Outboard Engine Perform Better

  If you’re a boater who was born before 1980, your first outboard engine memories probably resemble this: An adult male relative (your father, most likely) is bent over the the family skiff’s smoke-belching, cantankerous two-stroke engine with a can of starting fluid in one hand and a hammer in the other. More simply put,…