Winterize your boat! A handy guide

As the boating season is coming to an end in many parts of the country and it is time to start thinking about protecting your valuable boat. The time and effort you spend now will have a definite effect on your boat’s performance, or lack of it, and certainly save you time, effort and money come next season. Read more…

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Posted on: September 22nd, 2010 at 12:52 am

Party cove anchoring guide

The foundation for any day of having fun in your favorite party cove is a solid anchoring job. Party cove anchoring is different than typical anchoring for a couple reasons. Mainly because the boats around you change and it will usually will get more crowded. So as the cove fills in, you’re going to have to change your strategy.

Here’s a few tips to keep you nicely anchored and make sure nobody is flipping you off for being a jerk:

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Posted on: September 20th, 2010 at 2:10 am

New boaters’ guide to backing down the ramp

Boat ramp gone badSuccessfully launching your boat depends on being able to back it down a launch ramp. Ramps are a huge frustration to those who have difficultly backing up a trailer. It is even more true for the next guy in line watching the attempts. Smooth operation of a launch ramp depends on the ability of users and adequate preparation before nearing the ramp. Rushing at the launch intensifies as the number of boats in line increases. Users get in a hurry. The drain plugs are not put in, the boat rolls off the trailer or a hitch comes loose causing the whole works to go down the ramp and into the drink.

Here’s a few tips to help those who have trouble with the trailer or are new to trailer boating.

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Posted on: August 12th, 2010 at 6:00 am