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Marine Insurance 411 – Back to Basics from NBOA iboats.com Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary! Ask the Experts – DON'T Do It Yourself! Red Sky at Night with JB Cornwell Nautical Humor Stupid Human Boating Tricks Boat Review – Sea Ray 175 Sport Featured Products and Specials


Nautical Humor Joke

A Texan, driving across Southern Idaho, sees a farmer relaxing as he fishes from a skiff...

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Stupid Human Boating Tricks

The Coast Guard received a call from a frantic boat owner about an explosion/fire on their boat off Long Beach...

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Marine Insurance 411 | Back to Basics from NBOA Marine Insurance
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As the boat show season revs up, it is important to remember the basics of boat insurance and exactly how your boat is covered. Whether you are an experienced captain or new to boating, you should always review your marine insurance policy to make sure you know the ins and outs of your coverage. We know what you’re thinking . . . not quite the exciting past-time you had in mind? In the spirit of the new season, NBOA has put together everything you need to know about marine insurance and what coverage should mean to boaters.

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iboats.com Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary!

iboats.com, one of the leading Internet boating web sites, is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this month. Founded in October 1998, iboats.com went “live” on the Internet in February of 1999 with a singular vision to become the premiere site for everything boating. The company has remained true to this goal and today focuses on parts and accessories E-commerce, new and used boat listings for hundreds of boat retailers, and features the largest online boating community.

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Ask the Experts | Five Things You Should Never Try to Repair

Some boaters will spend two hours fixing a doodad they could have bought new for two bucks. Or they'll waste time trying to fix something that just can't be properly repaired. If you fit into this category, it's time you learn when to cut your losses. If one of these five problems pops up on your boat, leave the tools in the shed and reach for your wallet instead.

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Red Sky at Night with JB Cornwell | The Fathers' Day Present

The roughly two-mile trip east on the canal to get to the Intra Coastal Waterway was always a delight. No-wake all the way gave us an eclectic view of South Florida. Towering mansions with arboretum-like landscaping lay beside neat, retirement “trailer” parks. Marinas full of pricy speedboats lay beside magnificent old trade schooners quietly fading away in the tropical sun. Finally, a mangrove flat of half a mile that harbored the most ferocious biting flies I had seen since Canada. That brought us to the ICW and planing speeds north to Port Everglades, where we exited into the Atlantic.

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Boat Review | Sea Ray 175 Sport
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Sea Ray builds boats as long as 70' with staterooms so large that they can fit a small runabout inside them. But such boats aren't right for the guy who wants to buy that runabout and trailer it down to the lake. Don't worry, Sea Ray has him covered, too, with its 175 Sport.

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