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Latest Boating Lifestyle Articles

  • Couples Cruising: Tips for Better Communication and Boat Handling Skills

    Couples Cruising: Tips for Better Communication and Boat Handling Skills

    I am proud of my boat handling skills. However, what is more meaningful to me is having taught my crew what to do in ALL the roles on board. On a number of occasions when my first mate/galley steward Theresa and I have returned from a charter, people on the dock or adjacent boats comment …Read More »
  • Planning Your Next Sailing Adventure: Enjoy the Experience Before, During & After

    Planning Your Next Sailing Adventure: Enjoy the Experience Before, During & After

    It has been said that if you love what you do, you will never have to work. I do enjoy my engineering work and that makes it easier for me to get up at 5AM five days a week to go to work. But anyone who knows me well knows that the true passion burns …Read More »
  • Healthy Energy Bars Packed with Sun Defense Antioxidants Ideal for Boating

    Healthy Energy Bars Packed with Sun Defense Antioxidants Ideal for Boating

    All natural, delicious and rich in antioxidants – Waxhead sun defense foods help boaters “thrive in the sun” SPONSORED POST We received free samples from Waxhead Sun Defense Foods in exchange for a review on BoaterLifeOnline, however opinions expressed in this article are based on real experiences with the product as a boater. There is no doubt that boaters …Read More »
  • Holiday Gift Guides & Ideas for Boaters

    Holiday Gift Guides & Ideas for Boaters

    Each year we try to put together a collection of the best boating gift ideas to help with your holiday shopping. To help you select the perfect boating or nautical gift you can browse our hand-picked gift selections in the Boat Gift Guide using easy to shop gift-giving categories, or you can browse through a catalog of popular …Read More »
  • Winterizing Boats and Motorcycles with Ethanol Blended Gas

    Winterizing Boats and Motorcycles with Ethanol Blended Gas

    Winterization tips for your boat or motorcycle to avoid ethanol blended fuel issues If you trailer your boat then you most likely fill it up with fuel at gas stations on the road. Let’s face it – it is often cheaper and more convenient than fueling up at the gas dock in the water. The problem for …Read More »
  • Geared Up For Boat Show Season

    Geared Up For Boat Show Season

    Some of the biggest and best boat shows happen over fall and winter. People flock to large shows in Fort Lauderdale and Annapolis, and take in the latest vessels in smaller shows in places like Seattle and Vancouver. How can you make the best of your boat show experience? Here are a few things that will help you …Read More »
  • 10 Cool Boat Names Docked at My Marina

    10 Cool Boat Names Docked at My Marina

    A roundup of boats (with beautiful boat photos) emblazoned with some of our favorite boat names at our marina One of the things we like to do at our marina is walk the docks and check out other boats. We like to see the different styles, imagine what it might be like on a bigger boat …Read More »
  • Hope Boating or Know Boating – Which Type of Boater are You?

    Hope Boating or Know Boating – Which Type of Boater are You?

    Are you a boater that hopes for the best, or a knowledge boater prepared for the unexpected? If you don’t know the systems on your boat; if you aren’t sure of the condition of your systems; if you rely on the reliability built in by your boat manufacture then restrict your boating to nice weather …Read More »
  • How to Buy or Sell Used Boat Gear & Equipment

    How to Buy or Sell Used Boat Gear & Equipment

    Boaters tend to collect a lot of old gear over the years… lots and lots of gear! What may no longer be useful to you may be invaluable to another boater in need of specific gear or parts. Almost every boater you talk to has something lying around they don’t use anymore. When you look into how …Read More »
  • The Bitter-Sweet End of Boating Season

    The Bitter-Sweet End of Boating Season

    Seasonal boaters reflect on the end of boating season with mixed feelings As boating season winds down, boaters can’t help but have a few mixed feelings about it coming to a… gulp… end. For us seasonal boaters, boating season typically lasts from late April to early October. It may be longer for others who don’t mind …Read More »