Choosing a Lifejacket

Boaters seldom put much thought into lifejackets. Instead, they’d rather focus on the “fun” parts of boating – cruising to a new destination, offshore fishing with friends, or socializing onboard on a clear summer evening.

When it comes…

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Boater’s Guide to Boston Harbor

A natural delight right on the doorstep of New England’s largest city, Boston Harbor is one of the most unique and enjoyable boating destinations in the Northeast.

Most of the harbor’s 34 islands are part of a…

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Tips on How to Buy Your First Boat

If you’re considering buying your first boat, you might feel overwhelmed worrying about what factors you should consider and what questions you should be asking. Here are a few tips to help guide you during your first boat purchase.

Consider how you…

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How to Keep Your Fishing Hooks Sharp

Catching fish is hard enough. There’s no need to make it harder by using dull fishing hooks. You can keep your fishing hooks sharp by occasionally giving them a little TLC. It’s easy to do and…

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A Boater’s Guide to Salem, Massachusetts

salem-town-sign-bosunsMost people are familiar with Salem, Massachusetts for it being a hotbed of witchcraft, psychic arts and other mystical interests. But there’s more to Salem that its preoccupation with the supernatural….

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How to be a Cold Weather Boater

You probably think the boating season in New England is much too short. But when most boaters are storing their vessels away for the winter, some hardcore boaters continue to hit the water, even after cold temperatures set in. See more+

How to Winterize Your Boat

It’s hard to see anything positive when storing your boat away for the winter. But while it’s certainly disappointing that the end of the boating season has arrived, believe it or not, there is something positive to be gained from it….

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Fall Boating Tips

New England boaters who stretch their boating season into the fall get rewarded with beautiful autumn colors, crisp days and no crowds. But with shorter days and colder water, fall boating presents unique challenges. Here are some tips to…

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10 Safety Items Every Boater Should Have

As fun as boating is, when problems arise on the water, things can get really bad, really fast. That’s why it’s important to be prepared by having appropriate safety gear on your boat. Here are 10 items every boater…

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5 Tips for Finding a Good Place to Anchor

One of the best things about boating is the freedom to go off and find some quiet cove where you can spend a day picnicking and swimming, or a night sleeping on the water under the stars. But there’s…

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