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Do You Need a Saltwater Fishing License in Florida?

In many states, getting a fishing license is fairly straightforward. Other than trout stamps and other special requirements, you simply purchase a fishing license, which allows you to pursue almost every fish on virtually any water. The only difference in licenses is whether or not you are a resident of...

How to Tie a Bowline Knot

As a boat owner, there are many knots you should know. Few are as important as the bowline knot, which can be used to create a loop at the end of a rope. This fixed loop can have many uses on a boat. Learning the bowline knot is simple and...

What Type of Fire Extinguisher is Required on a Boat

Fire extinguishers are an important part of a boat’s safety equipment. While it may seem unimportant, and the chances of needing it may seem slim, a working fire extinguisher could literally save your life and the lives of your boating passengers. There’s a reason why DNR and Coast Guard officials check...

What is a Yacht Tender?

If you own a large yacht, you need to understand what a yacht tender is and how it can enhance your overall boating experience. It also helps to research the best aspects of a high-quality yacht tender.  Read more

Boat Safety: Dinghy or Life Raft?

Boat safety is critical. You not only need to prevent emergencies, you need to be prepared for any situation. On very rare occasions, boaters need to leave their craft and enter an emergency safety vessel.  Read more

How to Choose the Right Marina for You

Choosing the right craft is important but where you keep that boat is just as important.  Whether you have recently purchased your first boat or you are a lifelong owner, finding the right marina for your vessel is critical. For this reason, it’s essential you research the marinas in your...

How to Prepare Your Boat for a Hurricane

If you own a boat that is located in the path of a hurricane, you need to make sure it is protected. The best strategy is to completely remove the boat from the path of the storm, but if that’s not possible, here are some tips prepare your boat for...

Best Places for Boating in USA

What are the best places for boating in the USA? There are, of course, countless destinations for your boat. From coast to coast, and virtually every state in between, there are pristine waters, exciting getaways, and amazing aquatic adventures.  The “best” is a matter of opinion, but here are some...

8 Types of Power Boats You Should Know

If you are going to purchase a boat, it’s important to know your options! While this list is not all-inclusive, here are some of the most common types of power boats seen on America’s rivers, lakes, bays, and ocean waters:Read more

Taking a Boat from Florida to the Bahamas

If you want to experience one of the most remarkable, unforgettable boating trips of your lifetime, you need to take your boat from Florida to the Bahamas. In a trip of roughly 50 miles (depending on where you launch and where you land), you can make the voyage and enjoy...

Do You Need Boat Insurance?

If you own a car or house, you likely have insurance on these items. This insurance protects you financially should your valuable property become damaged; in the case of car insurance, it also protects you if an accident occurs and damages someone else’s property. Boat insurance works in the same...

What to Look for in the Best Boats for Watersports

Today’s watersport boats are true marvels of engineering and technology. Equipped with the latest advancements and an assortment of innovations, these boats create fun and excitement on the water.  If you are new to skiing, wakeboarding, or wakesurfing, it can be hard to know which options are the best for...

Best Boats with a Cabin from Scout

When you are looking for a boat with a cabin, you need a Scout. Cabins provide a high level of luxury, allowing you to use your boat on long overnight trips while maintaining comfort and your luxurious lifestyle. Here are four of the best boats with a cabin from Scout!Read...

Why Do Boats Need Trim Tabs & How to Use Them

You deserve the best performance from your boat. There are many factors that go into a safe, comfortable ride, including hull design, motor quality, and water conditions. Trim tabs are another important feature that can help to create a wonderful boating experience. By optimizing the boat’s performance and handling, trim...

Essential Boating Skills

Boat owners need to have a wide variety of skills. From tying knots to backing a trailer to diagnosing a motor problem, these are the skills you’ll need for an enjoyable boating experience.Read more
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