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  1. How-To / Maintenance

    How to Apply Varnish to a Wooden Boat

    Zuzana Prochazka
    Mar 29, 2019

    When attempting to prep and apply marine varnish to a wooden boat, even the worst perfectionists should just go with the flow. …Read More

  2. How-To / Maintenance

    Boat Lifts: Options, Maintenance, Repairs

    Brett Becker
    Mar 15, 2019

    When you need to store your boat, consider a boat lift—here's everything you need to know about buying and owning boat lifts and pontoon boat lifts. …Read More

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  4. How-To / Seamanship

    Boat Launch: Ramp Etiquette for Loading and Unloading

    Jeff Hemmel
    Mar 7, 2019

    Once you've discovered the right boat launch in your area, you'll want to ensure that you know the general rules and guidelines to follow when learning how to launch your boat. …Read More

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  7. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Boat Loans

    Zuzana Prochazka
    Feb 25, 2019

    When looking to finance a boat purchase, it's important to understand the ins and outs of boat loans and using a boat loan calculator—and how to get a loan through financial institutions likes Wells Fargo, USAA, and Chase. …Read More

  8. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Boat Hull Shapes, Designs and Options

    Chris Caswell
    Feb 20, 2019

    When it comes to boat hull types, their designs are crucial to your boating pleasure. …Read More

  9. How-To / Maintenance

    Gel Coat Restoration

    Lenny Rudow
    Feb 8, 2019

    Faded, chalky, oxidized gel coat can be brought back to its original luster and shine, with these simple steps. …Read More

  10. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Buying the Right Outboard Motor

    Alex Smith
    Jan 11, 2019

    With an array of outboard engines now available in today's market—including models from Mercury Marine, Yamaha, Seven Marine, Evinrude and others—it pays to know what you’re after when looking to buy. …Read More

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  12. How-To / Maintenance

    Teak Trimming Tips

    Kim Kavin
    Jan 3, 2019

    From teak cabinet doors to teak railings, trim strips and moldings, our experts lay out the basics to provide the best care for your boat. …Read More

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  14. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Five Reasons You Should Own a Sailboat

    Kim Kavin
    Dec 24, 2018

    From small sailboats to large cruisers, there's something to say about working with nature to power your craft. Here's a few top reasons that you may considering buying and owning a sailboat. …Read More

  15. How-To / Seamanship

    How to Dock a Boat: Single or Twin Engines, Joysticks, and More

    Gary Reich
    Dec 20, 2018

    Docking a boat can be difficult and stressful. In this guide, we’ll give you plenty of tips, tricks, and tactics that will make the job easier. …Read More

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