How to Choose a Life Raft for Your Boat

Life raft basics and picking one that will fit your needs

Navigation Buoys and Channel Markers 101: What Do the Red & Green Markers Indicate?

As boaters we have plenty of channel markers, buoys, and aids indicating everything from channels to no wake zones.

Boaters, Did You Make Santa’s Naughty or Nice List?

Little kids aren’t the only ones who need a reminder or two at this point in the year to behave better.

Maneuvering Your Boat in Different Conditions: Assessing Wind & Current

Boats are subjected to outside influences including wind and current—sometimes both at once—which will affect how and where the boat moves.

Boat Fenders ("Bumpers") 101: Tying, Placement & Usage

Boat fenders, often referred to as "boat bumpers" by new or novice boaters, provide a cushion between your boat and a dock, jetty or another boat.

Rafting Up 101: How to Safely Raft Up with Other Boats

There are dozens of ways to enjoy party time on your boat, but one of the best is undoubtedly rafting up with other boats and celebrating the boating lifestyle together.

12 Most Common Boating Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

We all certainly want to minimize the mistakes we make, and some snafus are so common we should be on the lookout for them at all times.

Running Out of Gas on a Boat: What You Need to Know

You were probably having so much fun on your boat that you lost track of the fuel gauge—until your engine sputtered and quit. Luckily, you can redeem yourself by handling this situation like a pro.

10 Tips for Boating in Foggy Conditions

The reduced visibility of fog is the main danger, but along with blocking your vision, fog can cause sounds to bounce around and travel abnormally so it becomes difficult to figure out which direction they’re coming from.

The Top 5 Sunscreen and Sun Safety Tips for Boaters

Sun safety is an extremely important topic for all boaters. Our Sun Safety guide covers everything from the best sunscreens for boating, to sun protective clothing and utilizing your boat's sun-protection features.