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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

So now that you have figured out the best boat for your specific interest and needs, how do you know if you have the best propeller for your application? Your new boat will typically be equipped with the right propeller… for general use… by the average user. This starting point is necessary to provide the best overall

tags: Service & Repair, Boating 101, Propellers, Retrofitting

Friday, July 24, 2020

Vesper Marine, a leading manufacturer of innovative marine electronics, announced today its revolution in marine VHF technology – Cortex – has completed certification requirements and will ship to distributors beginning late July. Cortex is the world’s first marine VHF radio with wireless touchscreen handsets,

tags: Travel, Electronics, Retrofitting, Safety

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

They say any boat represents a compromise. By design, a particular vessel will be better suited for accommodating one activity over another. However, one of the joys of boating and boat ownership is that the majority of watercraft are adaptable, allowing passengers the opportunity to engage in multiple on-water pursuits. For example,

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Towables, Water Toys, Accessories, Fishing, Retrofitting

Monday, July 20, 2020

Boats have evolved in so many ways in recent years. Every year hulls, motors, and electronics just get better and better and, while there has been a lot of innovation, one aspect of the typical fiberglass boat has not changed much in decades: the ‘flush-mount’ rod holder. You may not even realize that your boat has them.

tags: Accessories, Retrofitting

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Pontoon owners have needed an anchoring solution that is unobtrusive to the design and functionality of their style of boat for years! Not only has the lack of a rope locker created limited anchoring options, but above-deck solutions currently on the market tend to be plastic tripping hazards with protruding anchor rode and bow

tags: Anchors, Retrofitting

Thursday, June 25, 2020

On a hot, sunny day, a bimini top offers cooling shade and protection from harmful UV rays. But one lost screw or pin can mean the entire assembly stays in storage. With Accon Marine's innovative 401 Quick Release Bimini Hinge, the top is ready to offer respite from the heat of the day in a matter of seconds, all without tools and

tags: Accessories, Retrofitting

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Some of the best ideas are cheap but will save you loads in the long run. Here’s some that you can bank on. 1) It’s in the Bag A crisp, neat, straight paint line is a delight to the eye and is easy to achieve with the careful application of masking tape. Your efforts unfortunately can be marred by paint creeping under the

by: BoatU.S. Editors

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

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

I have written before about the features of the new Vesper Marine Cortex and firmly believe that it is a truly innovative product. With my extra time indoors self-isolating, I decided to test out a demo unit the team sent me. The demo came in a suitcase with just a manual and power cord–it didn’t need to be attached to a

by: Jordan Balbresky

tags: Travel, Electronics, Retrofitting, Safety

Monday, June 1, 2020

SureShade may be best known to boaters for their telescoping boat shade systems for center consoles and cruisers, but they are making waves in the marine industry once again by introducing their latest product: the SureShade Power Bimini. Leveraging SureShade’s extensive expertise designing premium shade solutions for the

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

Thursday, May 28, 2020

According to Jarrett Sanchez, his decision to buy the Patriot EZ-2 was originally driven “99.9% by his wife and family,” but everyone, himself included, now agrees that the easy anchoring solution has definitely lifted a weight off of their shoulders! Jarrett used to pull up a 22-pound anchor attached to 230 ft. of rope

tags: Anchors, Retrofitting

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