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Monday, February 11, 2019

Early in my career, I lived in the Florida Keys and worked as a mate on dive, crawfish, and charter boats in the Lower Keys. A frequent challenge, when crewing offshore charter fishing boats out of the Key West fleet docked at Garrison Bight marina, was dealing with clients who came aboard hung-over from partying on nearby Duval

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Accessories, Lifestyle

Thursday, January 24, 2019

A boat is like a house – it’s never really done. And, one thing is for certain, the technology available to boaters, from navigation and safety equipment to entertainment and aesthetics, is always evolving. Whether you’ve had her for decades or this is your first season, there are always a few upgrades you can make

by: Jordan Balbresky

tags: Lighting, Service & Repair, Accessories, Electronics

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Most marine steering wheels designs come and go, but one has withstood the test of time: the Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Destroyer Wheel. With classic good looks and robust stainless steel construction, it's available in nine sizes, from 11" to 30". The Destroyer Wheel is manufactured for low maintenance. Its rim, five or six spokes,

tags: Accessories

Monday, January 21, 2019

Many new boat designs offer ample seating for boaters to lounge, relax, and enjoy time on the water, but unfortunately a real shade solution for sun protection beyond the helm is still a design afterthought. The result is what we call a “shade on a stick” – a pole-mounted, canopy-like shade draped over the bow or

by: Diane Seltzer, Marketing Director at SureShade

tags: Accessories, Boat Cover, Do It Yourself (DIY)

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Nothing can ruin a great season on the water quite like a rusty thru-hull or a frozen, corroded seacock. Not only the hassle of repair, the expense, and the frustration, but also 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 age-old perceived

tags: Accessories, Service & Repair

Friday, November 23, 2018

Protecting your boat from scratches and dents is a basic concept, but not always so easy. Some are perfect for pontoons, while others are needed for deep V-style hulls, while still others may be needed for differing dock designs. Some install at the dock permanently and then others are needed for travel. They can be heavy or awkward,

tags: Accessories, Hull

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Since the inclusion of Edson’s ComfortGrip in the PowerWheel in 2003, countless hands have been saved from rough days out on the water. However, the wheel isn’t the only place where boaters grab to keep themselves steady while underway. Introducing Edson’s iconic ComfortGrip™️ now in 8” and

tags: Accessories, Safety

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Chafe-Pro®’s patented Fender Hook is a new and improved method to secure fenders and fender lines to handrails on yachts Installed in a convenient wrap-around manner, the Fender Hook uses Velcro® hook & loops to close and secure itself around the piping or handrails. With an interior liner of our proprietary

tags: Accessories, Decorative, Gift Ideas

Friday, October 19, 2018

Based in Phoenix, among some of the best and most overlooked river boating destinations, Swim Platforms Inc. has been making the highest quality extended platforms for almost twenty years. Shipped nationwide and all over the world, each platform is custom made for your boat specifically. Almost every boat owner knows that space on

tags: Accessories, Do It Yourself (DIY)

Friday, October 5, 2018

Is your boat your favorite summer destination place? Perhaps your boat is your “true” home? There is something special about being on the water, but finding that right boat for you can be a project. And even when you do, most likely she’s going to need some work to make her yours. One of the big advantages of

by: Laura Gills, Owner of Freshwater Gills

tags: Accessories, Decorative

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