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  1. How-To / Maintenance

    The Outboard Expert: Four-Stroke Outboard Oil Check

    Charles Plueddeman
    Oct 19, 2016

    Don’t just pull the dipstick—here’s the right way to check the oil level in a four-stroke outboard. …Read More

  2. How-To / Maintenance

    Marine Diesel Fuel: What You Need to Know

    Ed Sherman
    Sep 29, 2016

    Compared to gasoline, diesel fuel has some advantages in the boating world, but it needs careful attention too. …Read More

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  4. How-To / Maintenance

    Boating Tips: Basic Trailer Maintenance

    Lenny Rudow
    Sep 27, 2016

    If you own a trailer boat, tune in for these basic trailer maintenance tips. …Read More

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  7. How-To / Maintenance

    Outboard Expert: Marine Oil for Outboard Engines

    Charles Plueddeman
    Sep 19, 2016

    Automotive oil doesn’t belong in the sump of your four-stroke outboard. Here’s why. …Read More

  8. How-To / Maintenance

    Budgeting for Boat Maintenance: How Hands On Will You Be?

    Doug Logan
    Sep 7, 2016

    Upkeep chores and materials will cost more or less depending on the type of boat you own, where you keep it and, of course, on your own patience, skills, and bankroll. …Read More

  9. How-To / Seamanship

    Boating Tips: How to Anchor Your Boat

    Lenny Rudow
    Aug 30, 2016

    Anchoring a boat is a simple process but if you miss any of these key factors, your boat won’t stay put. …Read More

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  11. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Boating Tips: Should You Get a Pontoon Boat, or a Tri-Toon?

    Lenny Rudow
    Aug 2, 2016

    If you’re in the market for a pontoon boat, you’ll have to decide whether to opt for two tubes or three. Here are the factors you need to consider. …Read More

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  13. How-To / Seamanship

    Boating Tips: The Difference Between Ventilation and Cavitation

    Lenny Rudow
    Jul 19, 2016

    These terms are often used interchangeably—and inaccurately—so let’s set the record straight. …Read More

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