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Sep 2020

Preparation is key to keeping your boat safe in a hurricane When it comes to hurricane season, planning to protect your biggest assets is vital. Preparing in advance ensures you have a plan for your home, vehicles, boats and other large investments before a hurricane reaches the Gulf. While a pending hurricane can be a...

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27

Aug 2020

Understanding the key differences between aluminum and fiberglass boats Choosing the right boat for you means considering factors like cost, maintenance requirements, boating activities, location, trailering, passenger space and so much more. Fortunately, when you go into the boat buying process, you probably have a lot of those things decided. What you may not have...

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11

Jul 2020

How to find a boat ramp in Florida Many boat owners launch their boat from the same ramp over and over again thanks to convenience and proximity to their dock or boathouse. While that process becomes routine, finding a quality boat ramp in an unfamiliar location can be a little more difficult. Fortunately, in today’s...

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08

Jul 2020

When and how to report a boating accident in Florida While following the rules of the waterways and boating responsibly significantly reduce the chance you’ll be in a boating accident, it’s always important to be prepared for the worst. When you know when and how to report a boating accident in Florida, you can remove...

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29

Jun 2020

Types of boat anchors and their intended uses There’s a lot to learn for new boaters and plenty to remember for experienced ones. While the rules and etiquette of the water eventually become second nature, venturing out to new bodies of water can present new challenges. One thing to keep in mind as you buy...

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boat rental

26

May 2020

Renting vs. Buying a Boat: The pros and con boat shoppers need to know It’s an age old question when it comes to so many of life’s most significant purchasing decisions: Do you buy or rent? While this is true of homes and automobiles, it’s also a question many prospective boat owners (or renters) face....

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boat depreciation

21

May 2020

Boat Depreciation

Categories: Tips

How fast does the average boat depreciate? When you make a significant purchase like a new or gently used boat, you want to know how your investment will hold up in the long term. While there are general rules of thumb in the automotive world for vehicle depreciation, boats are a little more difficult to...

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inflatable boat fishing

29

Apr 2020

Inflatable boats may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of boating, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a lot of advantages to owning a rigid inflatable boat. In fact, we dedicated a previous blog post specifically dedicated to the top reasons to buy an inflatable boat. But today, we’re...

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10

Apr 2020

Keep Your Boating Skills Sharp while Safer at Home The “safer-at-home” order in Florida and many other states has left a lot of us doing things we wouldn’t normally do this time of year, or ever, for that matter. With kids not in school and parents’ work lives interrupted, the routines we’ve all become accustomed...

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boat refueling

26

Mar 2020

Fueling Your Boat

Categories: Tips

What you need to know when fueling your boat The process of fueling your boat is not something any owner looks forward to. It’s expensive, time consuming, and just plain inconvenient, but it needs to be done. When fueling up, there are a few things you need to know ahead of time to make sure...

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