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The Newport International Boat Show 2013

Newport, Rhode Island is a magnet for boaters. It’s often called, with complete justification, the Boating Mecca of the Northeast. With miles of docks and hundreds of moorings, it’s a place where boaters go to ogle at other boats, and … Continue reading

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Boat Cleaning Basics

Boat Cleaning Basics Clean Boats are More Fun Source: by the author Boat Maintenance Includes Cleaning – It’s Easy Good boat maintenance includes cleaning the thing every now and then. Don’t make it more of a chore than necessary. Cleaning … Continue reading

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Boating Terminology – When is a Boat a Ship? Why is a Bathroom a Head?

  This is NOT a Boat Source: Wolfgang Haack CC-BY-SA-2.0-via Creative Commons This article will not qualify you for acaptain’s license, but it will enable you to hold your own at a yacht club bar. It will also endear you to … Continue reading

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Trawler – A Great Boat for Fishing or Cruising

The Trawler – A Fishing Boat, a Pleasure Boat A Mainship 40 Foot Trawler Source: photo by the author A Trawler is Classy, Comfortable and Slow The trawler is a boat with a loyal following and for good reason. Trawlers … Continue reading

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How to Dock a Single Engine Boat — Like a Pro—Three Simple Tips

A Tight Squeeze Requires Skill Source: Dave Pickesgill CC-BY via Creative Commons Docking a Boat is Not Difficult Pulling into a crowded marina without knowing exactly how to maneuver your single screw boat is one of life’s least pleasant experiences. You’re … Continue reading

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Operating a High Performance Boat

How to Operate a High Performance Powerboat Source: By Dori (Own work) CC-BY-SA-3.0-usvia Creative Commons   There is a difference between operating a high performance powerboat and one of lesser muscle. The basics, of course, are the same. There is a … Continue reading

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Express Cruiser – Popular Boats, But Not Without Drawbacks

The express cruiser is one of the most popular boats on the water. On a busy boating day you can’t glance at the water without seeing a few of them. The reason they’re popular is that they have a lot … Continue reading

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How to Handle Choppy Water in a Small Boat

  Besides putting the lunch you just ate in jeopardy, a small boat in choppy water can be dangerous. This article takes a look at some basic points that any good boater should follow when water turns to rock & … Continue reading

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Anchoring Tips – Anchoring a Boat is Not Difficult

Anchoring a powerboat or a sailboat need not be challenging. It’s one of the most important things you need to know about as a boater. Like any skill, you need to know a few rules and how to use them. … Continue reading

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Classic Wooden Powerboats

If you love the classic beauty of an old wooden boat, or even a replica, you probably want to own one. Some photographers look for them to add to their portfolio. Finding a classic wooden powerboat can be a tricky … Continue reading

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