Safety

5 Tips for Towing: Get your Boat and Trailer Down the Road Safely
Keeping your boat on a trailer is advantageous in a number of ways, but only if you can get it to the ramp and back without any problems. Here are 10 tips that will make it happen.
Is the Heat in My Engine Compartment Going to Cause Damage?
Cramped engine spaces, high heat, and electrical components make for a bad combination.
Why Shouldn’t I Run My Bilge Pump Dry?
Rubber shaft seals need fluid for lubrication and cooling. Dried-out, damaged seals and water intrusion are common causes of failure in bilge pumps.
Boating Basics 101: Handling a Pontoon Boat
If you’re new to pontoon boats, you’ll want to know these tips.
10 Powerboat Design Flaws to Avoid
If you’re shopping for a boat, whether new or used, look out for these 10 design flaws.
Anchor Throw-Down: Fortress Anchor Tests 11 Popular Hooks
What happens when you pit 11 anchors against each other in the muddy bottom of Chesapeake Bay?
Aground! 5 Steps to Get an Outboard-Powered Boat Floating Again
Running aground is no fun, and it can do serious damage to your boat and your outboard. To minimize the danger and get back on your way, follow these five steps.
Is Metal or Nylon Preferred For Wire Support?
Nylon tie-wraps become brittle when subjected to the heat of engine spaces. Chafe-protected metal clamps are the way to go.
Are Gate Valves OK for Seacocks?
Gate valves can't provide a quick visual reference on whether a through-hull is open or shut. And the handles tend to rust.
Is My Boarding Ladder Safe?
Transom boarding ladders can be tricky to deploy from the water, especially for kids.

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