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Thursday, April 12, 2018

You own a boat trailer, now what? How do you ensure you are keeping your trailer safe to tow and store your boat? Every manufacturer uses different components and accessories on their trailers but often, the core fundamental maintenance is the same. It is common that boaters remember to do the proper safety procedures on their boat

by: Megan Straw-Meisler, Sales & Marketing Director of Loadmaster Trailer

tags: Boating 101, Do It Yourself (DIY), Trailers

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Most boaters shy away from anything to do with 12-volt DC wiring, even though it’s the basic system present on most boats and boat trailers—and it’s an easy system to troubleshoot and work on. This primer should help wary boaters to keep their trailer wiring working properly, and even replace the entire system with

by: John Tiger

tags: Boating 101, Do It Yourself (DIY), Trailers

Monday, April 2, 2018

Malcolm and his boy did it, finally. It was not easy, it was sometimes dirty, and it took a long time. But, they were here, finally, sitting on varnished, wood seats that they made, with fishing poles in hand and smiling big. His boy was in heaven on this sunny day, floating past the green shoreline, casting towards the shore, and

by: Clint Chase, Owner, Chase Small Craft

tags: Do It Yourself (DIY), Kids & Pets

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Look, nothing can quite ruin a great season on the water like a rusty thru-hull or a corroded seacock. The hassle of repair, the expense, the frustration, not to mention the unnerving risk of failure while out on the water… but, how do you make a conscious and confident decision to move away from the reliability and durability

tags: Accessories, Do It Yourself (DIY), Service & Repair

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

NAUTIKFLÖR is a realistic-looking nautical flooring that provides the beauty and elegance of real teak and cherry, but offers the low-maintenance advantages and durability of PVC Flooring. It’s one of the latest innovations designed and developed by surfacing specialist ICA Group, which also manufactures NUTEAK Decking.

tags: Do It Yourself (DIY), Flooring

Thursday, October 12, 2017

So, while the news says the current state of the economy is improving, you’re still in no position to buy a new rig? Many are in the same boat. Even if you’re doing okay, you might tend to be more cautious about your lifestyle, your spending habits, and yes, even your favorite passions… boating and fishing. While

by: John Tiger

tags: Do It Yourself (DIY), Electronics

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

What are the common boating tasks that drive boat owners to ask for help? Editors at BoatUS Magazine, the trusted voice of American boating, compiled a list of the top topics and announced the kickoff of a “BoatUS Summer How-to Film Festival” today with the release of 15 short, easily-watchable videos. “We’re

tags: Do It Yourself (DIY), Great Lakes

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

It's launch time! And with it comes thoughts of weekend cruising, gorgeous mornings on the lake and beautiful summers. So what if you could simplify some of the enjoyment on your boat by adding some great tasting drinking water without the need to lug cases of bottled water on board? Imagine that hot cup of fresh-brewed coffee made

tags: Accessories, Do It Yourself (DIY)