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Insurance Corner | Boat Shows – The Best Way to Buy Ask the Experts | Bottom Paints Ask the Experts | Top 3 Boat Show Tips Ask the Experts | Marine VHF Radio Range Season of Savings Sales Event Red Sky at Night with JB Cornwell Product Spotlight | Mercury 150 4-Stroke Nuts & Bolts Nautical Humor Stupid Human Boating Tricks You Won’t Believe Your Eyes Featured Products and Specials


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Stupid Human Boating Tricks

Walking along the Ashley River in Charleston, S.C. I notice a jon boat going around and around. I thought maybe some fool was doing doughnuts in the river ...

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Insurance Corner | Boat Shows - The Best Way to Buy
Sponsored content by NBOA Marine Insurance

As we enter the holiday season and the winter chill grips most of the country, buying a new boat may be far from your mind. However, you could be closer to buying your dream boat than you think. Experts agree the best time to buy a boat is during the off-season, which corresponds with the winter boat show season.

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Ask The Experts | Bottom Paints
Article courtesy of Yamaha Motors

If you leave your boat in the water for any appreciable amount of time, Mother Nature is going to take up residence on the bottom of your boat’s hull, the gearcase, and other underwater running gear in a matter of just a week or two. Slime, algae, mussels, barnacles, and other aquatic species cling to a clean hull like a magnet.

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Ask The Experts | Top 3 Boat Show Tips
Article courtesy of Nautic Global Group

Whether you’re looking for your first boat or you’re in the market to upgrade, winter boat shows help us keep the fire burning until our glorious spring launch finally rolls around. In addition to the fun atmosphere, gleaming gel coat and new gadgets you just can’t live without, there’s something else that should be drawing you right through the front door. The deals!

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Ask the Experts | Marine VHF Radio Range
By Kevin Falvey | Article courtesy of Boating Magazine

Ask 10 boaters about the range their VHF radio achieves and you’ll get 10 different answers. Just how far can you count on your distress call being heard?

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Keep the Boating Spirit Alive – Put Some New Boat Gear Under the Tree
Ask 10 boaters about the range their VHF radio achieves and you’ll get 10 different answers. Just how far can you count on your distress call being heard?

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Red Sky at Night with JB Cornwell | The Kid That Wouldn’t Quit VS The Bass That Wouldn’t Quit

Eventually I spotted a pretty good bass lurking around the edges of the bed. I just had to get that bass to see my bug. I cast it almost on top of her. She slowly rose to inspect the bright yellow offering, then tugged lightly on the feathers and sank back down to near the bottom. Rats!

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Product Spotlight | Mercury 150 4-Stroke Nuts & Bolts
Article written by Bill Gius

If you have a fiberglass or aluminum outboard powered boat, you don’t want to feel vibration from your engine at any RPM range. The more horses you hang on the back of the boat, the more your outboard weighs. The more weight that teeters on a hinge, so it can be trimmed and be tilted, the more engineering that has to go into the design of every component of the engine’s transom bracket.

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You Won’t Believe Your Eyes | Unbelievable Photos

Lighten up your day and enjoy a few select “unbelievable” images from our I Love Boating Facebook page!

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Nautical Humor | iboats.com Boating Cartoon

Enjoy our humor feature of boating cartoons drawn by renowned cartoonist Jerry King. You can view new boating cartoons regularly on our website, follow this link for more cartoons.




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