TowBoatUS Vessels Go Pink to Promote Breast Cancer Awareness

PHOTO COURTESY OF TOWBOATUS ANNAPOLIS/BALTIMORE For October five red TowBoatUS vessels across the U.S. are going pink to help promote breast cancer awareness. TowBoatUS, an on-water recreational boat towing service, looks to bring the issue of breast cancer awareness to the water and encourage boaters to donate to the Susan G. Komen organization, which supports […]

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Electric Boats and Avoiding Range Anxiety

If you’re looking to compare the power of your electric motor to a gas or diesel engine, follow this formula: 1 kilowatt equals 1.34. Christian Brecheis 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. I’ve run out of gas on the water […]

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How to Bling Out Your Boat

Whether your craft is showroom-fresh—or maybe just needs a little freshening up—there’s always a reason to add a little bling to your boat. Courtnie Tosana / Unsplash Not all that many years ago, boating “bling” wasn’t really a thing. Oh, sure, early craft had it, even if the term was years away from being defined. […]

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The Top 5 Reasons For Getting Into Kayak Fishing

5 Reasons For Getting Into Kayak Fishing Are you wondering why some anglers are abandoning the traditional boat-and-motor fishing for kayak finishing? Or are you interested in knowing the benefits before venturing into the sport? Every kayak angler has unique reasons to start kayak fishing. But, most of them agree that the sport is beneficial […]

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X Shore Announces Eelex 8000

Electric boat manufacturer X Shore debuted in the U.S. last year, and combines innovative technology with sustainable design for this eye-catching model. A new addition, the Eelex 8000 offers outstanding acceleration and speed, covering 100-mile distances per charge with a towing capacity of nearly 1,8000 lbs. Buyers can choose between 15 configurations to select the […]

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Coast Guard Foundation announces 2022 salute to the Coast Guard event

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced today the New York Salutes the Coast Guard event will be held October 6 at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers in New York City. The evening will highlight the missions and service of U.S. […]

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Sailfish Can’t Resist These Baits and Lures

Anglers can catch sailfish trolling or live-baiting. What’s your preferred choice? George Poveromo Outside of extreme southern Florida and the Florida Keys (where live-baiting is widely practiced for sailfish), trolling natural baits, lures or both together is the best option. The reason why is because anglers must cover greater bottom expanses to find sailfish. Live-baiting […]

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Alinghi Red Bull Racing capsize America’s Cup boat in testing

The Alinghi Red Bull Racing team were subject to a significant squall on their first day testing their AC75 America’s Cup boat and capsized causing some damage Having taken delivery of their first AC75 several weeks ago and officially launching the boat recently, the Alinghi Red Bull Racing Team, has suffered a capsize on their […]

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Great seamanship: A tale of an Amazon Delta voyage

The Five Year Voyage is a race against time and tide across the mouth of the Amazon for Stephen Ladd in his 21ft Herreshoff Sea Pear ketch. Introduced by Tom Cunliffe Flooded trail on the way to a yucca farm Stephen Ladd is a city planner from the US who opted for a better life. […]

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Avoid These Common Mistakes to Tow Like a Pro

Although Southwest Florida is known for its miles of waterfront property and easy boating access, many of our area’s boaters load up and head for the water with trailers in tow. And what begins as a hopeful day of fun on the water can quickly end before it gets started if you don’t keep some […]

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Capt. Chris Day acquires TowBoatUS Logan Martin Lake

In January 2022, Capt. Chris Day was awarded “Tower of the Year” at the annual gathering of the nationwide TowBoatUS on-water towing and assistance fleet. Day had purchased his first towing company for recreational boaters, TowBoatUS Lake Allatoona, Ga., in 2019 after a career in law enforcement. Now, Day grows his company’s footprint into Alabama […]

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TowBoatUS opens Upper Rappahannock location

An underserved portion of the Rappahannock River now has professional 24/7 on-water towing and assistance coverage with the opening of TowBoatUS Upper Rappahannock. “We can now respond faster to a vessel breakdown than we could have from our Gwynn’s Island or Reedville TowBoatUS locations,” says Capt. Chris Parker, who operates the three in addition to TowBoatUS […]

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Three Types of Boat Trailer Tongue Jacks

Tongue jacks make it easy to move your boat around. Courtesy West Marine, Fulton Where would trailer boaters be without tongue jacks? Without these telescoping mechanisms, we’d break our backs trying to hoist the trailer tongue, or we’d have to roll out a floor jack every time we hitched up the boat. Here are three […]

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Quick Fixes for Trailer-Light Troubles

Trailer lights can cause exasperation, but there are some simple fixes. John Tiger Jr. Trailer-light problems are so common that they are the subject of campfire stories. It seems every boater can tell a trailer-light tale. Even today, with more-reliable LEDs replacing incandescent lights, boat-trailer lights continue to be a source of exasperation while, in […]

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