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Holiday Wishes from From NBOA – Boat Show Season is Coming Ask the Experts – Fuel Stabilization Red Sky at Night with JB Cornwell Nautical Humor Stupid Human Boating Tricks Featured Products and Specials

Nautical Humor

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Stupid Human Boating Tricks

Saw two guys in a small jon boat with a trolling motor. When I was out by the first island, where it's deep and swift, saw one of the guys paddling with an oar; they flashed a flashlight at me and paddled over, asked for a tow back to the beach. Battery was fine, they said; must be a short in the motor.

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Briggs & Stratton [Click Here] Holiday Wishes

All of us here at want to say Happy Holidays and warm wishes throughout the holiday season and coming new year. Founder and iboats CEO, Bruno Vassel Sr., has a few holiday thoughts to share.

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Ask the Experts | Fuel Stabilization

It’s fairly common knowledge that fuel degrades over time and that a fuel stabilizer treatment should be added when you know the fuel won’t be used within a couple weeks. But did you know that the life of ethanol fuel might be as short as six weeks? In this month’s Ask The Experts we’ve included two quick tips for tacking care of the annoying fuel degradation problem.

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Insurance Corner | Boat Show Season Is Coming
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As we enter into the holidays and the winter chill grips most of the country, buying a new boat seems like a distant dream. However, your dream might become a reality during the winter months. Experts agree the best time to buy a boat is during the off-season, which corresponds to the winter boat show season. They also agree that boat shows are great opportunities for boaters to get special deals and incentives on new boats, as well as meet dealers and manufacturers. Even if you aren't in the market to buy a boat yet, just have fun and take it all in while you look for new accessories for your current boat. For certain, any person serious about buying a boat should begin with online research and attending a boat show. Use these boat show tips to make the best of your experience.

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Red Sky at Night with JB Cornwell | The Everglades Adventure

Winter of 1970 I had been reading in Field and Stream about a new fishery in the canals along the new cross-Florida highway called Alligator Alley that crossed the Big Cypress and Everglades swamps. Ted Trueblood wrote about catching small tarpon near the western end and monster bass in the Everglades portion. I was determined to share that adventure. I had some very unusual catches. A gigantic bowfin that must have weighed 20 lb gave me a great fight. A small alligator attacked my plug and fortunately was not hooked but an alligator gar was. The gar was a small one . . . maybe 4-5 lb. Less fun occurred when I went to my stringer to get a couple of bluegills for breakfast and found a big cottonmouth trying to make off with one of my fish. The snake did not survive that confrontation.

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Nautical Humor | Daily Boating Cartoon

Enjoy our new humor feature of daily boating cartoons. In this issue of the Review we share one of our Christmas cartoons, but you can view new cartoons daily on our website, follow this link for more cartoons.

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