5 Best Boats for Lake Boating

5 Best Boats for Lake Boating Natural lakes and reservoirs are among the most-popular family boating destinations because they are widely distributed and offer a variety of activities, from watersports to fishing. When choosing the best craft for your lake-boating adventures it’s best to consider the lake or lakes you plan on visiting, and the type of boating activities…

How to Flush an Outboard Motor

How to Flush an Outboard Motor Regular flushing with freshwater is key to maintaining any outboard motor used in saltwater. Most outboard manufacturers recommend a freshwater flush after every use in saltwater to clear the cooling passages of salt residue and scale that can accumulate and impede the flow of vital cooling water through the…

Tow Toy Safety

Tips for boaters to tow water toys safely behind their boats Tubing is a catch-all term. Whether you a tow your crew atop a six-seater sea serpent, a torpedo for two, or a bona fide single-person tube, tubing provides a ton of fun for all age groups. The skill level required for riders and boat…

Insuring Your Boat

When it comes to insuring your boat, it’s often best to separate your boat insurance from your homeowner’s policy. Many homeowners’ policies limit or don’t cover marine-specific risks, such as salvage work, wreck removal, pollution or environmental damage. But there are exceptions. Many homeowners policies include perfectly good coverage for smaller boats and motors, usually…