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Hurricane Preparation: A Boater’s Guide
Well, the wind is blowin' harder now Fifty knots or there abouts, There's white caps on the ocean. And I'm watching for waterspouts — Jimmy Buffett, Trying To Reason With Hurricane Season

If you boat anywhere down the East Coast or the along the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, it’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when, you’ll have to deal with some direct or indirect affects associated with a hurricane. Now that the hard reality is out there, there are...
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7 Hidden Secrets To Winterizing Your Boat

7 Hidden Secrets To Winterizing Your Boat

Unless you live south of, say, Jacksonville, Florida, chances are you will find it necessary to winterize your boat until the first few hints that spring is back for good. Of course that’s a longer time frame in some parts of the country than others, but generally, you’re looking at about the same decommissioning procedure whether it’s two months or six months.

Let it be known that the sure-fire best way to make...
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How To Properly Set Boat Fenders

Okay, first things first…they’re called


. Not bumpers. Yes, they do perform a bumping action to protect your boat from slamming into hard things. But the correct term is fenders. Whew! Glad we got that out of the way.

Learning when and how to properly use fenders is one of the simplest and easiest ways to protect your fiberglass,...
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