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Updated Articles and Resources

By Ericka Watson

Updated Articles and Resources
  • New to Powerboating Created: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    When you are new to boating, knowing these basics and committing to deepen your knowledge of safe boating practices will serve you well." itemprop="description" Monday, September 01, 2008 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
    Boat maintenance is as simple as maintaining your boat's gelcoat, which is essential to preventing oxidation and damage to the hull. Learn how by following this easy boat gelcoat maintenance plan....
  • What is an EPIRB or Emergency Position Indicating Beacon? Created: Friday, March 06, 2009 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
    What is an EPIRB or Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon? Definition of EPIRB.
  • Boat Maintenance - Maintaining or Restoring Your Boat's Gelcoat Created: Monday, September 01, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Your boat's gelcoat tells a story about your boat. If it has been well maintained, it will gleam like it did when you first bought it. If not, it may show signs of oxidation. In either case, a l...
  • The Beaufort Scale Created: Thursday, September 11, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    The National Weather Service uses this scale when issuing local marine forecasts. Be familiar with this scale when reading the local marine forecast to determine safe boating conditions."
  • Where Boat Registration Numbers are Placed on a Boat Created: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Where are the registration numbers on the boat placed? The Coast Guard has certain regulations regarding the placement of registration numbers. Find out here.
  • What is a Line of Position? Created: Wednesday, February 03, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
    What is a line of position in marine navigation? Find out the meaning or definition of the boating term line of position.
  • What is a fix? Created: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
    What is a fix in marine navigation? Find out the meaning or definition of the boating term lfix.
  • What is Gelcoat? Created: Monday, October 06, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014
    What is gelcoat? Definition of boat gelcoat.
  • What is a PLB or Personal Locator Beacon? Created: Friday, March 06, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
    What is a PLB or Personal Locator Beacon? Definition of PLB.
  • Boston Whaler Created: Sunday, March 29, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
    Boston Whaler ranks second in the Coastal Fishing segment of the 2009 J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction award.
  • What is a Dense Fog Advisory? Created: Thursday, September 18, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014
    What is a dense fog advisory? Find out the meaning or definition of a dense fog advisory in marine weather.
  • Before Buying a Boat - Choose the Right Size Created: Sunday, June 08, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014
    Besides considering the use and price of a boat, when you are buying a boat take into account the size of boat compatible with your needs.
  • What is a Hurricane Watch or Warning? Created: Thursday, September 18, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014
    What is a hurricane watch or warning? Find out the meaning or definition of a hurricane watch or warning in marine weather.
  • Naming a Boat Created: Monday, July 26, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
    Need inspiration for naming a boat? Andrew Canepari of Custom Boat Names has some suggestions.
  • De-Winterize Your Boat Created: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014
    De-winterize your boat using these simple spring boat prep tips, and you will be ready for spring commissioning in no time.
  • When is the Best Time to Buy a Boat? Created: Saturday, September 13, 2008 Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014
    Thinking about buying a boat? Know the best time to buy a boat and mark your calendar." itemprop="description"> Monday, September 01, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
    If your boat's gelcoat shows signs of oxidation, follow these tips to restore the gelcoat to it's original shine.
  • Know Your Boat Created: Monday, April 28, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
    Learn these common boat terms used for location, position and direction aboard a boat.
  • Know Your Boat Created: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014
    Knowing how your boat is constructed and its various parts will increase your understanding of boats in general, and yours in particular.
  • How to Read a Nautical Chart - Part 1 Created: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014
    Learning to navigate can seem like an insurmountable challenge, but when broken into manageable pieces, it becomes simpler. The first steps are to learn the basic components of a nautical chart, an...
  • 2009 J.D. Power and Associates Boat Rankings Created: Friday, March 20, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014
    J.D. Power and Associates, a highly respected independent market research firm, examines the experiences of new boat owners to determine owner satisfaction in seven different segments of boats incl...
  • How to Winterize Your Boat's Drive System Created: Sunday, October 05, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
    Winterizing your boat's drive system properly can save you thousands and dollars in repairs and headaches in the spring. Learn how to properly winterize a boat engine." ite#if expr="$zTP='t3'" --> ...
  • What is a Gale Warning? Created: Thursday, September 18, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014
    What is a gale warning? Find out the meaning or definition of a gale warning in marine weather.
  • Powerboat: Boat Buying Tips Video Created: Monday, July 29, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 29, 2013
    Buying a powerboat is a big investment and planning ahead is a must. Learn what to look for and consult with a professional before making any decisions.
  • Powerboat: How to Test Drive Video Created: Monday, July 29, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 29, 2013
    Test driving a powerboat can be daunting at first, but it's easy once you know where to begin. Learn the ropes before you hit the water and, as always, stay safe.
  • Powerboat: Cleaning and Maintenance Video Created: Monday, July 29, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 29, 2013
    Cleaning and maintaining a powerboat is a labor of love that requires focus and attention to detail. Learn the basics of keeping your vessel clean and get ready to hit the lake.
  • Types of Powerboats Video Created: Monday, July 29, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 29, 2013
    Powerboats range from practical to recreational and come in many shapes and sizes. Learn the differences between a few types of powerboats before you consider making your next big investment.
  • Powerboat: Basic Boating Rules Video Created: Monday, July 29, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 29, 2013
    Before you take your powerboat on the the lake, it's crucial to know some basic rules for boating. Familiarize yourself with these simple guidelines and stay safe on the water!
  • When Do You Think Is the Best Time to Buy a Boat? Created: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 Updated: Monday, February 07, 2011
    If you feel like you got a good deal on your boat, when did you buy it?
  • Share Your Boating Gift Ideas for Gadget Lovers Created: Friday, December 04, 2009 Updated: Monday, February 07, 2011
    Which gadgets do you want or recommend as boating gifts for avid boaters?
  • What Gifts Do You Recommend for DIY Boaters? Created: Friday, December 04, 2009 Updated: Monday, February 07, 2011
    Share your good gift giving ideas for DIY boaters.

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