Windlass Safety Tips

Minor damage occurred to the boat when 300-plus feet of all-chain rode was unintentionally deployed. Tim Bower 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. Some 15 years ago, I was coming out of Key West, near Smith Shoals, when my buddy’s 54 Carver came to […]

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FUELING YOUR VESSEL THE RIGHT WAY

Aside from the sharp pain in your wallet, many other factors should be considered before pulling your boat up to the pump. It’s essential to be aware of some challenges and hazards of fueling up, especially in larger vessels with bigger tanks. Additionally, you can take steps to increase your fuel efficiency and even avoid […]

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Summer and Southern Flounder Fishing Tips

Big flatties up north love bucktails and Gulp! Alive grubs, but the baits are often lost to pinfish down south. Nick Honachefsky When you grow up in Jersey, you don’t think of flatfish as a southern target. But I spent a stint in Florida as managing editor of this magazine. Feeling a wreck-fishing ­whimsy, I […]

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Is a Specific Scope Required for Rimfire Firearms?

Specific Scope Required for Rimfire Firearms A rimfire rifle is a type of firearm that uses a cartridge with a primer located in the rim of the shell. This type of ammunition is named for its distinctive firing noise, which sounds like multiple “rim taps” when fired. Rimfire firearms are typically smaller and less potent […]

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Second hand boats: buying big charter yachts

Will Bruton takes a look at the best way to to buy, manage, and charter a bigger yacht an increasingly popular options for many buyers Small enough to sail without a large crew, but big enough to charter, pocket superyachts between 55-100ft have become increasingly popular. A compelling proposition for both owners and charterers; buying […]

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Set Your Sights on Spawning Summer Snapper

Mangrove snapper are undoubtedly among the most common game fish encountered by anglers in Florida. From shallow backwaters to offshore structure, these fish seem to thrive in a variety of conditions and habitats. However, perhaps because of how common they are, mangrove snapper aren’t targeted with the same fervor as other, more glamorous bottom fish. […]

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Pro Tips for Rigging Diamond Jigs and Teasers

You have to love a rig that works as well in the surf for stripers as it does dropping deep for cod and black sea bass. Jon Whittle 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. Diamond jigs […]

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Tips for Using Crabs as Bait

Crabs are a tasty temptation for a variety of game fish. Jason Stemple Since I was a youngster, I’ve had a love-hate relationship with the lowly crab. According to my parents, my first encounter with an angry crab resulted in a screaming kid and an airborne crustacean. Later, I learned to appreciate crabs as fishing […]

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How to use your autopilot for downwind sailing

Round the world racer Josh Hall explains to Andy Rice how to make the most of your autopilot for downwind sailing to make your boat faster and safer Top-spec autopilots have become very sophisticated, not least in the use of AI (artificial intelligence), so much so that modern autopilot systems on an IMOCA 60 won’t […]

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How Often Should You Replace Your Fishing Line?

Adding fresh line to your spinning reel often increases casting distance. File Photo Late one evening, a few years back, I was walking along the marina docks at Honokohau Harbor in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, when I noticed a mate aboard one of the larger offshore fishing boats stripping the line off a well-used Shimano Tiagra. At […]

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5 Tips for Navigating Market Volatility

FACING LATE SUMMER HEADWINDS. 5 Important Tips for Navigating the Volatility Weekly Market Outlook By Keith Schneider and Donn Goodman We hope that you and your families had an enjoyable and relaxing Labor Day holiday weekend.  It is because of what you do, or have done, and the service Americans provide that keeps us the […]

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3 Accessories to Make Boating More Convenient

New accessories make boating easier. Imtra The editors at Boating have teamed up with the experts at Imtra to bring you advice on how to keep your boat in Bristol condition and get the most from your hours spent out on the water. For more great tips, see Better Boating with Imtra » As boats are […]

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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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Uncharted Waters: Pro Tips

No matter how much you know—or think you know—about boating, there’s always more to learn. I recently accompanied two true seafaring professionals—Capt. Peter Liverzani and Capt. Felix Carcano (Pete’s trusty mate)—on a Florida-bound boat delivery. And hey, the trip turned out to be both fun and instructive, largely thanks to the asides Liverzani contributed along […]

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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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2022 Yamaha 222 FSH Sport E

The 222 FSH Sport E is full of hybrid features that make it suitable for fishing and family boating. Garrett Cortese Overview As a lifelong angler, I grew up fishing aboard plenty of spartan vessels. But the last decade has seen those hardcore center-console designs soften. Family-friendly features now deliver enjoyment and comfort for daylong […]

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2022 Aspen C120

The C120 offers a stable and efficient ride. Courtesy Aspen Power Catamarans 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. Overview Aspen Power Catamarans employ asymmetrical hulls similar to Polynesian proas. These provide stability, seaworthiness, extraordinary efficiency and generous interior space for […]

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Quit your job and live on a yacht? 8 ways to make it happen

Erin Carey talks to a variety of liveaboard yacht cruisers about how they make a living on a yacht and what their days look like When my family and I set off on what we thought would be a two-year sailing sabbatical in 2018, we didn’t have any plans of working along the way. We […]

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2022 Solace 32 CS

The 32 CS provides a comfortable, safe ride. Courtesy Solace Boats 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. Overview For the techie boater, the Solace 32 CS has a long list of features that will surely appeal to the James Bond […]

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