Storing Your Boat

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One of the keys to owning a boat is the question of where to keep it when you aren’t using it. Your budget, convenience, and availability are all keys that should be talked about. Trailering There’s no less expensive way to store a boat than on a trailer in your driveway or yard. A trailer […]


Inspecting Your New Boat

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The viewing, or inspecting your boat is a very important part of the buying process. Inspecting will allow you to see what you are buying before you pay any money. You may want to use a surveyor to do this, as they will perform a very detailed inspection of the boat you are interested in. […]


Cash Or Finance For Your Boat

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Before you go out and purchase your boat, remember that boating is a hobby and you shouldn’t go overboard with it. Unlike your house, boating isn’t really worth going into debt for. First time buyers who aren’t sure about boating should always make sure they spend well within their budget. To get the most out […]


Costs Of Owning A Boat

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Normally, the prices for new boats will vary depending on the size and make, although many dealers and manufacturers will be willing to sell you one for less than the cost of a new car payment. Financing your boat Financing your boat is just like financing a new car. Similar to car and home loans, […]


Reasons To Buy A Boat

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Many studies have shown, and many people already know that being with friends and family, relaxing in the outdoors and being close to nature are the best reasons to buy a boat and spend time on the water. Your family doesn’t need to spend a forture or travel to a theme park to have an […]


Types Of Boats Available

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There are many boats out there on the market, with something for everyone. If you are new to boating, selecting the right boat can be hard. There are boats for every purpose on the water, all you have to do is find the one for you. To help you in your quest, we’ll go over […]


Buying The Right Fishing Boat

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If you are planning to buy a boat, you’ll first need to evaluate what you plan to do with it. If your primary purpose is fishing, then you’ll want to look into boats that are designed primarily for fishing. If you happen to be a tournament fisherman, or hope to be, then you probably wouldn’t […]


How To Test A Boat

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If you think you’ve found the boat of your dreams, it’s time to test it. Testing your boat is more than just taking it for a test drive around the harbor. You should look at everything closely, as a professional boat tester would. Sometimes, it can be hard to tell a top quality boat from […]


Towing And Trailering

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A trailer can add a new dimension to the sense of freedom associated with boating. Once you have a trailer, you’re pretty much free to boat anywhere you decide, lakes, rivers, or inlets. A trailer allows you to explore your area, and is also the most affordable way to store your boat. Starting out If […]


New Or Used Boat

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Similiar to cars, there are a few pros and cons to new and used boats. Even though there are hundreds of used boats available, you should look at the newer ones first. New boats With new boats, you’ll know each and every piece of history with the boat and the motor. If something happens to […]


Types Of Boat Sellers

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Below, you’ll find many people who sell boats, and how to go about dealing with them: Private sellers looking to upgrade These sellers are those who have outgrown their current boat and are looking to buy something bigger. Normally, they are knowledgeable and take care of their boats. They are also less than likely to […]


Buying Boat Insurance

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Those of you who own boat will want to make sure you get watercraft coverage. Often times, people don’t realize that they need this type of coverage for their boats. There are many boat owners that don’t even realize this type of insurance is even available. You need boat insurance if you own a boat, […]


Financing A Boat

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Once you decide to buy a boat, you’ll find yourself wondering how you are going to pay for it. This type of purchase will involve some type of financing, whether it’s a credit line through the home, an unsecured loan, or a boat line. Choosing the right financing source can be just as important as […]


Choosing The Right Engine

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Choosing the engine (or propulsion system) for your boat is very important. Both the weight and the horsepower will have a major impact on the performance of your boat. If you have a boat that’s underpowered, the engine will work twice as hard, giving you poor performance. Now, we will take a look at the […]


Buying The Right Anchor

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The right way to use an anchor is probably one of the least understood areas of boating. If you are new to boating, you may be thinking – how hard can it be? You simply throw the anchor in the water, wait until it hits the bottom, then tie it off, correct? Anyone who is […]


Custom Built Boats

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Almost all boats are constructed on a production basis, as this is the most efficient means of production. There’s only one set of molds and many boats being built from the mold, reducing the cost of tooling per boat. Normally, there are a limited number of options to make assembly line production more efficient in […]


Buying A Fishing Boat

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Selecting the right fishing boat can be a real challenge and also a lot of fun for someone who is new to boating. If you haven’t experienced buying a boat before, it can also be a daunting task to say the least. Before you start looking, it’s important to consider the purpose of your fishing […]


Getting Started With Boating

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One of the best things about boating is the fact that there are many boats designed for many different activities. For the majority of boaters, a general purpose craft that serves as a fish, ski, and picnic boat is ideal. To help you narrow down your search, ask yourself how you plan to use the […]


After Your Boat Purchase

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Once you’ve made the purchase on a brand new boat you’ll be very excited – as you should be! The first thing to do is celebrate with your family and friends, you deserve it. You shouldn’t rush out on the water immediately after the purchase, as you have some things to take care of first. […]


Finding The Perfect Boat

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Finding the perfect boat is an undertaking for an experienced boater. For the first time boater, it can be a very difficult task to accomplish. To help you with your quest for the perfect boat, there are a few things you should know. Deciding what’s important Choosing the right boat is all about knowing what’s […]