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Holiday Closing Schedule

The boats are out and tucked in for the winter and the snow is starting to fall. The holidays are upon us and we're off to spend time with our families! Don't worry, we'll be posting updates when we're off to keep you up to date on the sailing adventures and boat show information of [...]

Ask the Experts: Small Business Saturday

November 28th is Small Business Saturday, a day created specifically for small businesses like us! Get the best deals and talk to the experts about your boating needs and wants.

Is buying a new sailboat vs used really better?

Ah the great debate.  Boat and yacht sales are continually compared to automotive sales, but the two couldn’t be more different in everything from the rate of depreciation to tax incentives. When looking for a car, you research, you test drive and then you finally find the car and options you want and need. The first [...]

2016-10-26T09:16:11+00:00 November 5th, 2015|Categories: Boating, Boats for Sale, Buying a Boat|Tags: , , , , |

Prop Repair: Henry H. Smith Co

Does your propeller need repair? The important things to look for when determining if your propeller needs repairs (besides the obvious dings and scratches) are performance changes. If you are losing speed or seeing changes in the WOT (Wide Open Throttle) rpm reading on your engines, the prop could be the problem. If you are [...]

Pettit Technical Bulletin: Varnishing 101

Original Article Why should I use a varnish? Like many others, you may be wondering ‘Why should I use a varnish’? As a boater, you take pride in the appearance of your vessel. You keep it in pristine condition and feel great satisfaction knowing that it’s protected. Using a varnishing system not only enhances the [...]

2016-10-26T09:16:11+00:00 October 21st, 2015|Categories: Boating, DIY|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Hobie Top Gun: Richard Ofner

New Beginnings Jun. 9, 2015 by Richard Ofner I have told parts of this story several times over the years, including a mention in my first contribution to the Hobie Top Gun Series. Now I will tell how it has developed into a life changing experience that took place on October 26th, 2009. After discovering that I [...]

Boating Myths Busted 1-10

We bust 20 of the most common boating myths! Check out full article here Myth: Lakes don’t exhibit very rough seas. The very fact that lakes aren’t vast and limitless is what can make them treacherous. Shallower than the oceans, lakes have waves that are steeper and closer together for any given amount of wind. [...]

2016-10-26T09:16:12+00:00 September 30th, 2015|Categories: Boating, Safety|Tags: , , , , , , |

End of Season Prep

How to Add Hatch Seals Keep the bilge and lockers dry with new weather seals. By Jim Hendricks   Boat interiors can get wet from spray and also when you wash down. Keeping that water from draining into the bilge and lockers requires hatches that are watertight. Most new boats today feature foam-­rubber-­like gaskets that, [...]

2016-10-26T09:16:12+00:00 September 23rd, 2015|Categories: Boating, DIY, Safety|Tags: |

Courtesy When Encountering Other Vessels

Brought to you by boat-ed.com Jumping the wake of a passing boat, or riding too close to another PWC or boat, creates risks and is restricted or even prohibited in some states. The vessel making the wake may block the PWC operator's view of oncoming traffic and also conceal the PWC operator from approaching vessels. [...]

2016-10-05T09:40:51+00:00 September 11th, 2015|Categories: Boating, Safety|Tags: , , , , , |