The Ocean Race: All set for leg two

The fleet of 5 IMOCA 60s are all set for the second leg of The Ocean Race to Cape Town, with light winds expected to frustrate the fleet over the first few days With the first leg of the much-delayed The Ocean Race now concluded, teams are readying themselves to set off on the second […]

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How to Rid Your Boat of Salt and Stubborn Soap Scum

Boat ownership is a huge responsibility. While it is certainly a worthwhile endeavor, many prospective boat buyers fail to consider the many aspects of general upkeep, preventive maintenance, repairs and more that come with owning a vessel. One of the most important, yet difficult tasks involved in this pursuit is thwarting the corrosive properties of […]

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Pontoon Boat Maintenance Tips

Copious flushing and a soft-bristled brush keep side panels and other areas free of grime and grit. Capt. Vincent Daniello Special delivery: Sign up for the free Boating email newsletter. Subscribe to Boating magazine for $14 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. Pontoon boats invite on-water relaxation. But sometimes a ’toon’s laid-back persona makes it easy […]

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Boat Winterization Tips

Keeping your boat covered ensures that snow or other elements can’t damage the vessel. SWS File Special delivery: Sign up for the free Salt Water Sportsman email newsletter. Subscribe to Salt Water Sportsman magazine for $19 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. Next spring’s fishing plans can quickly turn to frustration if you leave your boat […]

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Boat Seat Maintenance Tips

Failure to protect your boat’s upholstery can lead to premature wear. Jim Hendricks Consider the basic anatomy of a boat: exterior, interior, engine. On that level, a boat is not so different from a car—with one huge exception. Saltwater fishing boats live in a hyper-corrosive environment. While a car owner can periodically schedule automotive upkeep […]

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