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  1. How-To / Seamanship

    How To Sail A Boat

    Carol Cronin
    Mar 31, 2020

    Sailing fundamentals: here's a step-by-step guide to learning the lifelong sport. …Read More

  2. How-To / Maintenance

    Teak Deck Care and Feeding

    Rupert Holmes
    Mar 27, 2020

    Teak decks are beautiful and practical, but they require special care to look and perform their best. …Read More

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  6. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Understanding Boat Surveys: What is Pre-Purchase?

    Paul Grimes
    Mar 23, 2020

    Whether you’re buying or selling, the pre-purchase boat survey can make or break the deal. …Read More

  7. How-To / Maintenance

    Boat Maintenance: How to Maintain a Boat

    Gary Reich
    Mar 17, 2020

    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

  8. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Choosing the Right Personal Watercraft (PWC)

    Brett Becker
    Mar 13, 2020

    If you're thinking about buying a jet ski or PWC, there are a few factors to consider—take a look at our expert tips to ensure you chose the right personal watercraft for your needs. …Read More

  9. How-To / Maintenance

    How To Paint a Boat

    Doug Logan
    Mar 12, 2020

    Whether you're maintaining the topsides of a wooden classic or covering up old, faded gelcoat, the same prep and painting techniques apply. …Read More

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  11. How-To / Maintenance

    Boat Buyers Beware: 10 Hidden Problems to Look For in Used Boats

    Lenny Rudow
    Mar 11, 2020

    If you’re looking for a used boat, you’ll want to go over it with a microscope and make absolutely, positively sure it doesn't have any of these 10 common problems - which commonly go unnoticed. …Read More

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  13. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Boat Loans

    Zuzana Prochazka
    Mar 11, 2020

    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

  14. How-To / Buying & Selling

    How to Sell Your Boat

    Lenny Rudow
    Mar 11, 2020

    Selling a used boat? Here's a step by step guide to make it happen quickly and easily. …Read More

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