Boating Blog: Boater Education, Boat Buying Resources & Safety Tips

 

Making The Best Out Of Boat Shows

Boat shows are a great way to find out about the latest innovations and technologies, discover new and improved products, see lots of different types of boats all in one place, and find incredible dea…

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A Boater's Guide to Hurricane Preparation

If you boat anywhere down the East Coast or the along the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, you'll have to deal with some direct or indirect affects associated with a hurricane. There are some things to k…

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7 Secrets to Winterizing Your Boat

Boaters are known to be a hands-on, do-it-yourself breed, so consider the 7 following secret tips if you're taking on the task of winterizing your boat yourself.…

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Secrets to Fall Freshwater Fishing

All you have to do is tweak your tactics and your gear a little, and you'll be a committed autumn angler for life. …

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Buyer's Guide To Bowriders

Read our guide on what to look for in a new bowrider.…

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Inside or Outside Storage

I was walking the docks this past weekend listening to all the football games on the radio and talking to all the boaters as they were enjoying the sunny fall day and getting their boat ready for wint…

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College and Boating?

With another school year starting, who says just because you go away to school that you can’t go boating. Better yet, why not get an education in something that you love doing, like boating. Whether i…

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Labor Day Weekend on the Water

There's nothing better than spending Labor Day weekend on the water with friends and family. Lucky for us, the weather was amazing and we took advantage of every minute. On Friday night when I got hom…

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What Are Your Reasons To Go Boating?

We're working on a Top 10 List why people go boating and we have the following reasons. Do you have anything to add to this? Would love to hear from you! …

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Discover Boating Becomes a Chicago Sun-Times Headliner

As part of our ongoing efforts to reach mass audiences about the benefits of boating, our team continuously works with reporters at a variety of newspapers, magazines and television stations across th…

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Have You Ever Rented A Boat?

I always tell people that renting a boat is the best way to find out what kind of boat is the perfect fit for their family. This past weekend my family and I had to go out of town for a family event.…

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Boating with a Four-Legged Friend

If you enjoy boating, you probably enjoy taking your best friends out on your boat. What if some of your best friends happen to have four legs and a tail? Here is a cool story that proud dog owners Ja…

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Staying Close to Home This Summer?

It’s summer vacation season and we anticipate this summer to be one of the busiest for boating, as more Americans are looking to spend time with family and friends close to home. To coincide with the …

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Check Out Boating Videos & Photos

All the entries are in for the i-Discovered Boating photo and video contest— that means it’s judging time! Discover Boating will choose two winners; one video ad and one print ad. Each ad’s creator wi…

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How To Choose The Right Boat?

There is no secret formula when trying to select the right boat for you or your family. You first need to determine what you want to do with your new boat. Do you want to spend the night on the boat a…

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For the Boater on Your List – Perfect Presents

This past weekend I was asked by two different people what would be a great gift for the boater in their life. As I sat there and thought for a minute what I would want, what I need, and what i can al…

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A Newly Discovered DESTIN-ation

I recently visited the beach town of Destin in northern Florida with a few friends and a very clear personal mission: to catch a fish big enough to beat out any fish my friends may catch. What I found…

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Special Offers on Boating Magazines, Books and More

I wanted to share with you this link to the “Special Offers” section on www.discoverboating.com. You can order a couple of free boating magazines to enjoy when you are sitting on the back bench of the…

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Celebrities on the Water

Zac Efron eases his ride into the water as he prepares to set sail Wednesday in Vancouver, where he continues to shoot his latest film, The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud. …

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How to Choose a Good Boating Club

Joining a boating club or organization is another great way to enjoy your boat and meet people who share the same passion as you do. Personally, I am a member of my local United States Power Squadron …

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Do You Practice Green Boating? A Guide to Being Green on the Water

As boaters, we have a responsibility and it is up to us to help protect the environment. Protecting the environment takes a conscious effort by all of us and starts with how we boat, where we boat, an…

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Gas Saving Tips for Boaters

Reduce pain at the pump! Read these helpful tips from Captain Chris and learn how you can save money on gas this boating season.…

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Sailing Around the Tahitian Islands

Sailing trips are a great value, especially when splitting costs with another family…

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Boating Loves NYC

So many people think of boating, fishing and watersports as something you can only do in coastal towns or on vacation, but New York City is an amazing city for boating and more than ever before, our M…

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On-the-Water Training with Capt. Russ

Some of the Discover Boating staff were fortunate enough to have Captain Russ Cohen, Founder of Boatboy Marine Training, fly into Chicago last month to get us some on-the-water boat training. Boatboy …

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Congrats to the 'i-Discovered Boating' Winners!

Congrats to David Knight of Pittsboro, N.C. and Ken Lancaster of Highland Village, TX, winners of the 2009 'i-Discovered Boating' national video/photo ad contest! …

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2009 'Mac' Race Winners! ...and Fun Facts

Congrats to DogDayz (cruising class) and Windquest (racing class), the winners of the 101st Chicago-to-Mackinac race! …

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No-Mess Baitfish De-Hooker

Capt. George Warren of the Charger out of Boothbay Harbor, Maine, came up with this simple yet foolproof way of taking baitfish off a rig without having to touch either the hooks or the fish.…

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