How-to

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    Repower with Outboards

    Lenny Rudow
    Jun 21, 2018

    Buying a new outboard (or two) is a huge financial commitment. Here are a few of the considerations experts make when recommending new power. …Read More

  2. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Best Boat Brands

    Lenny Rudow
    Jun 19, 2018

    What are the best boat brands to consider? We look at 10 top contenders. …Read More

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  4. How-To / Buying & Selling

    The Cost of Owning a Boat: Budgeting and Financial Planning

    Lenny Rudow
    Jun 14, 2018

    Buying a boat is only part of the financial planning you need to do; owning a boat requires a budget of its own. …Read More

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  7. How-To / Seamanship

    The Do’s and Don’ts of Passenger Boating

    Jack Feldman & Gregory Mintz
    Jun 13, 2018

    It's nice to have friends with boats, and it's even nicer when they invite you out for a day on the water. So remember, it’s not hard to steer clear of bad etiquette—here's some simple advice to follow. …Read More

  8. How-To / Buying & Selling

    How To Conduct A Sea Trial

    Brett Becker
    Jun 13, 2018

    Here are some tips to show off the boat to prospective buyers. …Read More

  9. How-To / Maintenance

    Ready to Switch from Gas to Diesel?

    Lenny Rudow
    May 31, 2018

    Boat owners must weigh the advantages and disadvantages of switching their engines from gas to diesel. …Read More

  10. How-To / Maintenance

    Basic Boat Maintenance: How to Maintain a Boat

    Gary Reich
    May 10, 2018

    If you want to keep your boat looking like new, nothing is more important than keeping up with basic boat maintenance. Here's how to keep your gel coat, canvas, upholstery, and brightwork in tip-top shape. …Read More

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  12. How-To / Seamanship

    Towing a Boat on the Water

    Brett Becker
    May 3, 2018

    There's nothing worse than breaking down in the middle of open water—luckily, if you can flag down a fellow boater, they may be able to give you a tow. Here's how... …Read More

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  14. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Personal Watercraft (PWC) and Jet Ski Buyer's Guide

    Charles Plueddeman
    Apr 26, 2018

    Thinking about buying a personal watercraft (PWC)? Check out our WaveRunner and Jet Ski Buyer's Guide to help get you started—before you know it, you'll be out on the water. …Read More

  15. How-To / Buying & Selling

    How to Get a Boat Loan

    Staff
    Apr 19, 2018

    With interest rates already on the rise during this spring buying season, it's important to be informed on the best practices on how to get a boat loan—follow these expert tips from BoatUS. …Read More

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