Brunswick launches social media for boating

Brunswick Corporation has announced the launch of the Ripl Hub, a new digital platform for Brunswick’s Ripl community to connect with each other directly. Ripl Hub’s capabilities gives its 4,500 members the opportunity to connect, leverage the community’s knowledge about boating, and access to an array of content curated exclusively for the Ripl community. “We are […]

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Light wind sailing skills with Pip Hare

Professional sailor, Pip Hare gives us a guide to light wind sailing skills. How to keep your boat moving and how to make the most of light weather Keeping a boat moving in light airs can be more challenging than dealing with big winds and seas. It requires a huge level of attention to detail […]

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Inside Angle: The $1000 Plumbing “Fix“

Can a last-minute, back-of-the-napkin calculation rescue Bill Prince’s sacred family cruise? Find out. Like many of you, the Prince family looks forward to an extended summer cruise aboard our convertible By Design. Each August we cast off across the bounding main of Lake Michigan and further afield to visit friends, clients, beaches and bum around […]

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How to recover a man overboard

Man overboard recovery is a key drill for Clipper Race crews. Winning skipper Chris Brooks shares some key tips on the process with Andy Rice After 45,000 nautical miles racing in the Clipper Round the World Race, skipper Chris Brooks was relieved that his crew on Qingdao never had to put their well-rehearsed Man Overboard […]

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Bryan Schmitt – Featured on Bass Edge Radio

Bryan Schmitt – Featured on Bass Edge Radio WILDWOOD, Mo. – Bass Edge Radio interviews 2022 BASS Elite Series Mississippi River Champion Bryan Schmitt as the featured angler in their latest podcast presented by Megaware KeelGuard.  Show hosts Aaron Martin and Kurt Dove discuss with Bryan more river tactics, fish locations and fall bass behavior as he’s proven […]

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Tips for Safely Trailering a Big Boat

Choosing a trailer with the right amount of axles will ensure your precious cargo enjoys a smooth ride. Courtesy Bill Doster 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. The size of trailerable fishing boats has been creeping […]

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TowBoatUS Response Vessels Go Pink

TowBoatUS Long Beach, CA Courtesy TowBoatUS When recreational boats break down on the water and need help getting home, the red boats of the TowBoatUS towing fleet responded more than 90,000 times last year. For the month of October, however, five red towboats across the United States are going pink to bring the issue of Breast Cancer […]

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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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