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Storage For Boats With Multiple Outboard Engines
Using multiple outboard engines is becoming increasingly common on newer boats, including boats up to 50 feet in length, where triple or quad outboard configurations are the norm.
Find out why multiple outboard engines provide several advantages over I/O or straight inboard motors.
Gas Saving Tips for Boaters
Don’t let the price of fuel get in the way of your boating enjoyment. Reduce fuel consumption by implementing these tips
How to Remember Port & Starboard
Home Many new boaters struggle with remembering which side of the boat is Port and which is Starboard. Captain Vinnie explains the easiest way to
Docking Into the Current (or Wind)
A reader asks: “Can you give me a few pointers on docking with a cross current?”
That’s a great question, because no matter what body of water you are located in, the answer is the same…
Tying Your Dock Lines Right
The length of the boat lines are important depending on the location of the dock cleats and pilings in relation to the boat cleats and boat position at the dock.
Hurricane Season Tips for Boaters
The foundation of of a good hurricane plan is to haul your boat. Boats that are hauled out are far less likely to be damaged during a storm than those left in the water.