Boater’s Guide to Winterize

As the fall progresses, air and water temperatures drop steadily. Before you know it, it will be time to put away the boat for the winter. Make sure you are doing it right so you don’t face costly mistakes that will put a damper on the spring boating season. Many marinas offer winterization services which cover many details the do-it-yourselfer may not think

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Buying Boat Insurance

As boat owners prep for the season, it’s time to dust off the insurance policy and grab a magnifying glass to read the fine print. Unlike auto or homeowner’s insurance, recreational boat insurance has distinct coverages that can perplex and leave boaters scratching their head. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) takes a look at the fine print

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Four Tips for Buying a Used Boat Trailer

As the boating season ends in the northern climates, some boaters may be looking to find a trailer to store the boat for the winter. If you’re looking to buy a used boat trailer now or planning on buying a boat that comes with a used trailer, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has four buying tips: Bring

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Inspecting Your Boat After Use

After a long day on the water, inspecting your boat is probably the last thing on your mind. However, having a post-game inspection routine can be worth it in the long run. Here are a few things to check before you retire your boat for the night. Engines Check the engine temperature to make sure it’s still running within normal

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No-Cost “Boater’s Guide to Winterizing” Offered by BoatUS

Water expands in volume by about nine percent when it freezes, creating a staggering force that can crack a boat engine block, damage fiberglass, split hoses, or destroy a boat’s refrigeration system overnight. As cold weather approaches, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) dug into its claims data and found that more than three-quarters of winter-related claims involved

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