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How to Tie a Boat to a Dock

Learning how to moor your boat properly is one of the basic skills you need to master if you’re serious about boating and boat ownership. You can’t stay out on the water all the time so you need to understand how to secure your boat when you dock in a way that ensures it’s safe,…

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Herb Chambers Yacht: Everything You Want To Know

Herb Chambers is an American businessman and a billionaire known for his massive New England and East coast auto dealership empire, the Herb Chambers Companies. His net worth is believed to be somewhere close to $2 billion and, as a man who clearly likes fancy cars and other luxurious things, he spared no expense when…

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The Nautical Flag Alphabet for Beginners

The nautical flag alphabet, also known as  international maritime signal flags, are a system of 26 flags along with 10 numeral pennants, three substitute pennants and an answering pennant. These are used as communications tools on boats and they date back a considerable length of time. The nautical alphabet flags rely on a signal flag…

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How to Drive a Boat

If you have never driven a boat before the task will either seem daunting or, ironically and potentially dangerously, the exact opposite. Newcomers to boating often fall in one of those two categories – some are nervous and unsure of how to proceed and others are just brimming with confidence.  Although there are major differences,…

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Tracker Grizzly 2072 Jon Boat Review

The 2023 Tracker Grizzly 2072 CC (Center console) jon boat is one of the largest aluminum boats in the Tracker Grizzly family. This is for anglers who want a lot of space and intend to bring friends or the family out on the water and need a good deal of space, deck storage compartments, and…

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How Much Does a Boat Cost?

The cost of purchasing a boat is, like many major expenses, not the sort of thing that has one answer. Just like a Toyota Corolla and a Lamborghini Diablo have different price points, so too do many boats.  Some smaller boats may just be a few hundred dollars to buy. On the other hand, the…

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Michael Jordan’s Catch 23 Sportfish Yacht

Michael Jordan, aside from being a legend on the basketball court, is also an avid sport fisherman. To that end, he owns the Catch 23 sport fishing yacht, a Viking 80 model, which he’s been known to take out frequently over the years to relax on the water. Let’s take a closer look at the…

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Sirocco Yacht: Everything You Want To Know

Usually a yacht gets famous because the owner is famous and in those cases it’s typically a celebrity or maybe a well-known billionaire. That’s why we know about Amazon founder Jeff Bezo’s yacht or former NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal. But there are occasions when luxury yachts become well known for other reasons and that’s the…

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Your Boat Capsizes and Floats Away What Should You Do?

The most important thing to remember when your boat capsizes, and this is much harder than it sounds when you read it on a screen like this, is to not panic. You’ll want to make sure your personal flotation device is secure or, if you don’t have one, try to find something to keep you…

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Tracker Grizzly 1860 Review

Tracker’s line of Grizzly jon boats are solid boats priced reasonably to slightly premium for most boaters. The 1860 is a 19 foot boat (technically 18 feet but there are pods on the back that extend the length and are helpful in shallow waters) that offers a great option for those looking for a solid…

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Michael Jordan’s Yacht: Everything You Want To Know

NBA superstar and arguably the greatest basketball player of all time Michael Jordan retired from the game years ago but still keeps busy doing all kinds of things, including sailing on his yacht. This is no toy, either, as his yacht qualifies as a superyacht and you’ll see why shortly. Before we get too deep…

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Who is Responsible For Avoiding a Collision Between Two Boats?

The responsibility for avoiding any collision between boats belongs to both boaters on the water. You can never rely on someone else to keep you safe and absolve yourself of responsibility because it’s just not worth the risk. That’s not to say a boating accident that does happen will be equally the fault of both…

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How to Transport a Jon Boat Without a Trailer

It is possible in some circumstances to transport a jon boat without a trailer provided you have a vehicle of a size to accommodate the boat. That means a truck that’s big enough and a jon boat that’s small enough. But it can be done successfully and many jon boat owners frequently choose this method…

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How to Choose the Right Pontoon Boat Size

Choosing the right pontoon boat size first requires you to know how pontoon boats are measured. These boats are measured in terms of pontoon length rather than something like deck length, meaning the overall length is measured from the front of the tube at the bow of the boat to the rear at the stern….

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My Seanna Yacht: Everything You Want To Know

The first thing you need to know about the luxury yacht called My Seanna, made famous on the show Below Deck, is that it’s no longer called My Seanna. Delta Marine built this yacht back in the year 2000 but it received a major update in 2021 when it was sold and the new owner…

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What is the Stern of a Boat?

The stern of the boat refers to the aft-most part of the boat. Properly this includes the entire rear section that is built up over the sternpost which is the upright structural portion of the boat, what you might call the rear wall of the hull, onto which the transom is attached.. This includes the…

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SeaArk Big Easy Review

SeaArk has a full line of “Easy” jon boats, and the Big Easy is a standout in the SeaArk family. It lives up to the name at 24’ in length with plenty of features to ensure a fun fishing trip for friends and family. These models combine family fun with fishing for the ultimate trip…

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What Happens When a PWC’s Steering Control is Turned to the Right?

As with most power vehicles you can operate these days, when you turn the steering control on a PWC or other jet drive vessels to the right, it makes the vehicle go right. But, since there are no wheels or propellers or any other traditional moving parts on the outside of the craft, the technical…

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Tiger Woods Yacht: Everything You Want To Know

Tiger Woods is one of only three professional athletes in the world who has achieved billionaire status alongside LeBron James and Michael Jordan. As you can imagine, with that kind of cash comes the ability to buy a very nice boat and in 2004 he shelled out for an impressive toy. He purchased the yacht…

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Parts of a Pirate Ship

The golden age of pirates is long in our past, though there are still modern pirates terrorizing the seas in some parts of the world. But the vessels they use are nothing like what anyone pictures when they hear the term “pirate ship” or run through a list of those famous pirate ship names. For…

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Bill Gates Yacht: Everything You Want To Know

In 2020 the yachting world was abuzz with news that Bill Gates had bought as stunning and advanced yacht known as Project Aqua. The massive, 370-foot concept yacht was revealed in 2019 at the Monaco Yacht Show and news soon followed that billionaire Bill Gates, once the richest man in the world and the founder…

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What Do Lateral Markers Indicate?

The purpose of a lateral marker is to help you as a boater orient yourself safely on the water. They mark the edges of safe water on both the port and starboard sides of your vessel and they show you the safest or most preferred way of navigating in and out of an area.  It…

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Maltese Falcon Yacht: Everything You Want To Know

The Maltese Falcon is a sailing superyacht that is one of the largest sailing yachts on the planet. It was first launched back in 2006 although you could argue it was actually launched in 1990 as the bare hull actually hit the water back then but it wasn’t actually built into a full vessel that…

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Sun Dolphin Pro 120 Review

The Sun Dolphin Pro 120 fishing boat is a sturdy and reliable jon boat on the smaller side of things ideal for solo fishing or fishing with the kids or a friend. It’s been a favorite with anglers for years now and continues to offer solid performance at a decent price. What Is it: If…

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Motor Yacht A: Everything You Want To Know

Motor Yacht A, sometimes just called MYA or simply “A”, is a superyacht that was designed by Philippe Starck, interior designer and architect, along with naval architect Martin Francis and built by the yacht makers Blohm Voss. The yacht was ordered back in 2004 and it took four years to come through with delivery of…

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Where is the Steering Nozzle Located on a PWC?

While the steering on a personal watercraft like a jet ski or a Sea-Doo is located at the front of the vessel, the nozzle that directs the steering in the water is located at the rear or stern of the vessel below the waterline. The handlebar steering at the front of the craft is connected…

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Sailing Yacht A: Everything You Want To Know

The sailing yacht known as A was built between 2015 and 2016 by German yacht makers Nobiskrug based on designs by French architect Phillippe Starck that seemed to have made use of some naval architecture for inspiration. It currently holds the record for being the world’s largest sailing yacht, though, to be fair, it is…

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23 Famous Pirate Ship Names

History has been rife with pirates, some much more famous than others. Some are also much more fictional than others. But real or imagined, no pirate is complete without a ship and no pirate ship is complete without a name. Your average pirate ship needs a name with a little more power behind it than…

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What Size Motor for a Jon Boat?

Because jon boats are flat bottom fishing boats ideal for fishing in rivers, lakes and shallow waters, they typically don’t require the powerful engines you’ll see on sport fishing boats or even smaller bowriders and standard fishing boats. But the size of the motor you need is definitely relative to the size of your jon…

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What is an Anchor?

An anchor is a tool used to secure a vessel in the water. Depending on the type of anchor it can achieve this goal in a variety of ways but, in general, the anchor will grab onto the seafloor or embed itself by the use of flukes, grapples or other protrusions. Since the anchor will…

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