Boats for Sale: Boat Buyer's Guide

  1. Boat Buyer's Guide

    Bow Riders: 10 Key Considerations Before you Buy

    Alex Smith

    Is a bowrider for you? Alex Smith outlines their main characteristics. …Read More

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    All About Pod Drives: Volvo-Penta IPS, MerCruiser Cummins Zeus, and ZF Marine

    Lenny Rudow

    Wondering what a pod drive is? Here is an explanation, and an overview of the advantages and disadvantages of their uses in recreational boats. …Read More

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    Aluminum Fishing Boats: Light, Economical, and Seaworthy

    Lenny Rudow

    Better pricing is only one reason that aluminum boats are such popular craft for chasing fish. …Read More

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    Pontoon Boats: A Box of Fun

    Lenny Rudow

    Although they are known primarily as the perfect party platforms, higher end pontoon boats also offer performance rivaling that of V-hull boats. …Read More

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    3 Negotiating Tips

    Lenny Rudow

    These tactics are bound to save you some money. …Read More

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    Offshore Fishing Hull Shapes

    Pete McDonald

    Design tips to help you pick a boat shaped for your passion …Read More

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    Used Boat Buying: Working with Boatyards

    Paul Grimes

    Most boat owners will have to work with a yard at some point in their boating careers, so here are some pointers to make the process more enjoyable for all. …Read More

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    Used Boat Buying: Keel Repair and Hull Fairing

    Paul Grimes

    Planning to fix a ding in the keel yourself? Here's a breakdown of the most important steps, as well as a list of must-have tools. …Read More

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    Used Boat Buying: Choosing a Name

    Paul Grimes

    Author/surveyor Paul Grimes continues our used boat series by discussing good (and not so good) names for boats. …Read More

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    Used Boat Buying: Reaching an Agreement

    Paul Grimes

    In part 5 of our ongoing series on buying a used J/35 sailboat, author/surveyor Paul Grimes reaches an agreement and - at last - is a boat owner again. …Read More

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