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  1. How-To / Maintenance

    Five Ways to Hold Down Boat Insurance Costs and Maximize Enjoyment of Your Boat

    John Burnham
    Mar 31, 2016

    The best way to keep boat insurance rates low is to minimize the chance of making a claim. And the more trouble-free your boating experience, the more fun will be had by all involved. …Read More

  2. How-To / Seamanship

    Boating Tips: Making Sharp Turns in a Powerboat

    Lenny Rudow
    Mar 29, 2016

    Maneuvering a powerboat isn't exactly complex, but there are a few boating tips you should know before hitting the water. …Read More

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  4. How-To / Maintenance

    Basic Boat Maintenance: How to Maintain a Boat

    Gary Reich
    Mar 25, 2016

    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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  7. How-To / Seamanship

    Boating Tips: Docking with Optimus Joystick Control

    Lenny Rudow
    Mar 1, 2016

    Outboard powered boats can enjoy the easy docking of joystick control, too. Here's how you do it, with the Optimus system. …Read More

  8. How-To

    Marine-Grade Wiring: Give Your Boat the Good Stuff

    Ed Sherman
    Feb 25, 2016

    Avoid using SAE-grade automotive wire on your boat. Spring for marine-grade, which has more copper conductor and resists chafe and heat better. …Read More

  9. How-To / Seamanship

    Boating Tips: 3 Tips for Reading Radar

    Lenny Rudow
    Feb 16, 2016

    If your boat has radar but you're not 100-percent comfortable using it, this video can help. …Read More

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  11. How-To / Seamanship

    Boating Tips: 3 Tips for Handling Heavy Seas

    Lenny Rudow
    Feb 2, 2016

    When the waves get big and the seas get rough, these three boat handling tips will make the ride home better. …Read More

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    Check Out these Stats—and a Few of Our Favorite Boat Maintenance Videos

    Kim Kavin
    Dec 15, 2015

    As the Boats.com YouTube channel surpasses six million video views, we look back at our 5 favorite boat-maintenance videos so far. …Read More

  14. How-To / Maintenance

    Project: Reality

    Lenny Rudow
    Dec 11, 2015

    Working on boats can seem like a surreal experience. Let’s bring it back to reality. …Read More

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