Boating

How to Paint an Aluminum Boat

how to paint an aluminum boat

When you buy a new aluminum boat these days, many have a baked-on enamel paint job that looks almost as slick as gel-coated fiberglass. But many older … [Read more...]

How to Buy a Used Boat

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Whether you’re eyeing an old, beaten-up fiberglass skiff for crabbing or you’re dreaming about a rugged trawler that will help satisfy your dreams … [Read more...]

Holiday Boat Parades

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but boating is so delightful. And since we’ve no place to go, let it glow! Let it glow! Let it glow! It’s … [Read more...]

Boat Towing with Front-Wheel Drive

A front-wheel drive vehicle can get the job done, depending on the numbers, but rear-wheel drive gets a traction assist from the trailer tongue weight. And four-wheel or all-wheel drive will do best of all.

A buddy of mine was nosing around the Auto Trader the other day looking for a used SUV to replace his clapped-out old beater. He has a boat, so he was … [Read more...]

Sunsation Powerboats Grows Its Center Console Family

Once a well-known builder of semi-custom go-fast V-bottom sportboats, Sunsation Powerboats of Algonac, Mich., abandoned that segment and completely switched … [Read more...]

How to Write a Classified Ad For Your Boat

The key to marketing your boat as a private seller is to create an ad that stimulates interest, but doesn’t come across as too, well, “sales-y.” … [Read more...]

How to Negotiate Boat Prices

How firm you are on the selling price of your boat will be affected by a number of factors, including the market and its condition.

Get the sales price you want for your boat. Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on boats.com. Republished by permission.  The … [Read more...]

Winterizing Your Boat

Snow on the dock and anti-ice bubblers at work. In-water storage can work in protected marinas, but engines and all water systems still have to be winterized.

If you live in one of those nice, warm places where you can take your boat out for a spin year-round... well, congratulations. You can stop reading. May … [Read more...]

How to Sell Your Used Boat

So, the time has come to put your boat on the market. Maybe you want to cash out of your investment to finance a bigger boat. Maybe you’re downsizing. … [Read more...]

Boat Repair: DIY Tips for Boaters

Whether you own a high performance powerboat, a houseboat, or anything in-between, you probably plan to spend some DIY boat repair time with your pride … [Read more...]