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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StriperFest 2022 Wrap Up

Welcome to StriperFest 2022! OTW’s Val Watts was there to get the party rolling! Winners At A Glance Grand Prize Winner • Tidewater 210 CC Adventure: Conor Laffey from East Falmouth, MA   Cornhole Competition Winners Winners receive prize packages loaded with Columbia PFG gear, a YETI soft cooler and a pair of Costa sunglasses. […]

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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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Industry Insider: West Marine

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West Marine embraces inclusion in the industry

West Marine has committed to promoting women within and to the marine industry. In a typically male-dominated sector, West Marine’s two new female executives are inspiring change by creating an environment in which women have more opportunity to participate professionally and recreationally. Traditionally, women have represented a smaller segment participating in water sports. Recent industry […]

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Industry Insider: West Marine

Randy Vance stopped by the Fort Lauderdale West Marine store to chat with Tim Stiene, Category Manager for Parts & Electrical, about how the marine retail supplier is keeping boaters equipped with the products they need amongst post-pandemic supply chain interruptions. Visit westmarine.com or your local West Marine retail store to stock up your gear […]

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Five Things To Know Before Buying a Fishing Kayak

Whether you’re a seasoned angler or just starting out, there are a few questions to consider before buying a fishing kayak. Kal Visuals / Unsplash So, you want to buy a fishing kayak? Maybe you want to fish beyond the shore, but you have limited time, budget and space. Or you’re a seasoned angler looking […]

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