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Backing Up a Boat Trailer Like a Pro
February 23, 2024
Backing up a boat on a trailer can be a daunting task for many boat owners, especially beginners.
Preparing for Long Offshore Trips
January 26, 2024
Embarking on a long offshore trip can be an exhilarating and rewarding adventure.
Gulf Coast Grouper Fishing Guide
December 21, 2023
From understanding the different species of Grouper to tips on finding the best fishing spots, we've got you covered.
Mastering Shore Anchoring: Essential Boating Tips
November 27, 2023
If you drop anchor, you’ll be loading up the dinghy and going back and forth from the boat to shore whenever you need something. It is far more convenient to bring the boat into shore.
3 Easy Steps to Back-In Docking
May 30, 2023
Backing your boat into a slip probably seems like such a chore, or maybe it makes you nervous.
Fishing the Florida Middle Grounds
September 30, 2019
The Florida Middle Grounds are a coveted fishing spot for anglers of all backgrounds.
All-Inclusive Boat Cleaning Guide
September 27, 2020
Owning a boat is a good investment, and as such assets go, they have to be nurtured.
Top 6 Fishing Destination of Fort Myers
February 12, 2021
How would you describe your ideal fishing experience?
How To: Use a VHF Radio
May 25, 2021
Boating is considered one of the most relaxing activities, and nothing compares to a quiet evening watching the sunset off the bow or a fun packed day with your friends on the water.
How To: Calculate Your Fuel Consumption
October 29, 2021
Would you begin a road trip with just a quarter tank of gas? Didn’t think so. It is just as important, if not more so, to check your fuel level for your boating trip before heading out.
How To: Use International Maritime Signal Flags
November 15, 2021
When at sea, the rules of communication change a bit, especially in international waters. Because of the possibility of language barriers and the potential need to convey messages quickly, having a way to communicate universally can become crucial.
Preparing for the Annual Holiday Boat Parade
November 20, 2021
What better way to celebrate and ring in the holidays than with an extravagant boat parade?
Beginners Boating Tip: Tying Up at the Docks
March 22, 2022
Whether at a marina, your personal dock, at the boat ramp, or even your favorite waterside restaurant; knowing how to tie your line to the docks cleat hitch is something you will learn to do with your eyes shut.
How To: Tie a Bimini Twist Knot
August 25, 2022
The Bimini twist knot, or Bimini fishing knot, is a 100% knot meant to construct a durable, strong, shock absorbing piece of double line. Being 100% means that is does not lose any of its original strength if tied properly.
How To: Tie a Figure 8 Knot
November 22, 2022
A figure-eight knot, also known as a figure-of-eight knot, is an essential knot for boaters and can be employed when angling as well.
How To: Polish Aluminum Pontoons
January 27, 2023
Has it been a while since your pontoon looked as shiny as the day you took it home? Learn how to polish it.
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