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Boating: Fitting failures are a common source of sunk boats and insurance claims

Inspect all your hoses and fittings regularly. A hard tug on every hose will help you find any hose clamps about to give way, or any fittings close to failure. [...]

October 21, 2016 Boating, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Boating: 80% of mayday calls have no vessel location

US Coast Guard Reports that approximately 80% of the one-button distress calls from DSC VHF radios it gets each year do not contain vessel position information. [...]

September 27, 2016 Boating, RECENT, Slide

Boating: Small Honda outboards get redesign – aids portable boat anglers

Portable outboard engines do not get a lot of attention from producers. They have the same inherent problems as bigger engines but do not generate the same 'dollar' profit to the manufacturer [...]

September 19, 2016 Boating, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Boating: Is Ethanol on its way out? Probably, but politicians are in the way

There is a legal tablet size list of reasons why Ethanol is a disaster - not the least of which is destroying, or at least shortening the life of your $20,000 outboard. [...]

June 13, 2016 Boating, News, RECENT, Slide

Boating: Survey shows that Ethanol repair issues are growing exponentially

The heavily subsidized business of making Ethanol out of corn has taken a turn for the worse, and there is no way to prepare for the damage to your boat engine. [...]

June 8, 2016 Boating, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Boat Show: 56th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Coming To Town

The Fort Lauderdale International Boar Show is the largest in the world. Fort Lauderdale is also the "Yachting Capital of the World" and has been billed as such for and eon. If you cannot find it here, It doesn't exist [...]

October 27, 2015 Boating, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Boating: Small Skiffs, Canoes, Inflatables, Kayaks – Gas, Propane or Electric?

Conventional boat batteries are lead based and can be used for electric outboards. These batteries are heavy and wouldn’t cause any trouble in a larger boat [...]

October 22, 2015 Boating, RECENT, Slide

Boating: Wanna’ do it all? Try this bay boat – skiff

The 2110 Coastal Bay accommodates between 150–250 hp and comes with a 6" transom jack plate. There is an 8' Power-Pole Pro, 42 and 22 gallon livewells, and 2.5 cu. ft. insulated fish box [...]

October 16, 2015 Boating, RECENT, Slide

Boating: Anchoring safety tips that could save your life

From claws to plows to flukes to wings, there are many different types of anchors for different sea-bottom types and usages. Try not to anchor astern [...]

September 14, 2015 Advice, Boating, RECENT, Slide

Boating: Confusing PFD coding to get overhauled

PFD labeling that will more effectively convey safety information and is a step toward harmonization of our regulations with PFD requirements in Canada and in other countries [...]

September 9, 2015 Boating, News, RECENT, Slide