Tips on Winterizing Your Boat

When the boating season is winding down and you do not boat in a year round boating area, it’s time to start thinking about protecting your valuable recreational asset. The time and effort you spend now will have a definite effect on your boat’s performance, or lack of it,...

What Does it Really Cost to Own a Boat?

Costs to Expect as a New Boat Owner Boat ownership is surprisingly affordable. Yes, there are additional costs beyond the purchase price, but that’s true of any similar recreational vehicle, whether it’s a motorcycle, ATV, or RV. Here’s a rundown of what to expect. Registration — Like most motorized...

How to Drop a Water Ski

Eight beginner steps for slalom skiing. By Pete McDonald May 9, 2017, BoatingMag.com.  I learned to water-ski behind the family’s old lapstrake Lyman with a 40 hp Evinrude. It proved more than capable of hoisting 8-year-old me out of the water on two skis at our lakefront home. But as...

EZ Kayak Launch – Revolutionizing the Way You Kayak

Greater Stability, For Any Ability What’s standing between you and the open water? Inexperience? Cold weather? Remove barriers and launch with confidence anytime with this new EZ Kayak Launch. Using their innovative floating dock design, they’ve engineered a flexible, easy-to-use launch that makes getting into your kayak or canoe quick...

Great Boats For Under $35,000

Boating on a budget is easy with this collection of great boats available for under $35,000. By Boating Magazine Price is a major consideration when shopping for a boat. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or an experienced boater looking to fill out their lineup, these models offer loads of...

Tow Your Boat to Find New Destinations!

Trailering can add new dimensions to the sense of freedom that comes with boating, and that’s one of the reasons it’s so popular. With a trailerable boat, you’re free to boat on just about any lake, river, bay or inlet. Trailering is great way to explore different waterways in...

Six Outboard Bowriders Starting at $27,000

Check out these six great outboard-powered bowriders that start at $27,000. When Carl Moesly designed the Sea Craft 19 — the world’s first fiberglass bowrider in 1965 — he powered it with a sterndrive. When other builders followed suit on the open-bow concept, they did too. When most people...

It’s Boat Show Time!

Escape Winter and See What’s New for 2017 at a local Boat Show! Need a dose of summer fun to warm up your winter? Head to a boat show. You’ll find summer in full swing—and get a first look at the latest and greatest in boats and gear for...

Protecting your boat from Old Man Winter

When the boating season is winding down, it’s time to start thinking about protecting your valuable recreational asset. The time and effort you spend now will have a definite effect on your boat’s performance, or lack of it, and certainly save you time, effort and money come spring. You...