Boat Anchoring and Assessing Bottom Conditions

Boat Anchoring

Anchors work by developing enough resistance in the seabed to withstand the environmental forces such as wind and waves. So it makes sense that before you choose the right anchor for your boat, you must first take into account the expected bottom conditions where you boat. Sand: Fine-grained sand is relatively easy for anchors to penetrate and offers consistently high

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How to Tow a Tuber on Your Boat

Yamaha SX 240

Towing a tube is easy, and as long as boat drivers use common sense, they can create an exhilarating ride for tubers. Start off by towing the tube inside of the boat wake. Once the riders are comfortable, and you get a feel for the correct speed to keep the tube from submerging, you can try some gentle S turns

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How to Rename a Boat

How to Rename a Boat

You love the pre-owned boat you recently purchased, but hate the silly name bestowed upon it by the prior owner. Not to worry, it is possible to rename your boat and not fall victim to Neptune’s ire. Before you rename a boat, you must systematically remove or cover all instances of the boat’s old name. It is essential that the old

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Prepare Now for the Spring Boating Season

The Spring boating season is less than two months away, and it’s not too early get your boat and gear sorted out before the rush begins. Regardless of the boat you own, following this checklist is an easy way to get ready for the season. BEFORE YOU LAUNCH: Hoses and hose clamps should be inspected and replaced as necessary. Inspect

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How to Rapidly Kill a Boat Battery

There are three ways to shorten the lifespan of your boat battery. Undercharging: Consistently failing to recharge batteries fully leaves them with lead sulfate that hardens on their plates—they become sulfated—and gradually lose their ability to perform. Increased resistance when charging causes falsely elevated voltage readings, essentially fooling the battery charger, leading to further undercharging, in a downward spiral. Beyond

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Buying the Right Size Cooler for Boating

The size of the cooler you select should depend upon the intended use, the number of your boating party, and how long you will need it. Cooler capacity is generally stated in quarts or capacity in 12-ounce cans. One quart equals about 0.75 cans, so a 24-quart cooler will hold about three six-packs or 18 cans. Another way to gauge

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