How Much Horsepower Do I Need for My Boat?
Prospective motorboat buyers, whether in the market for a brand-new or used vessel, eventually have to decide how big of a motor they want.  While powerboat companies and their respective…
Bottoms Up! Why Do Boats Have Different Hulls?
Hot summer afternoons are here, but how will you spend them? Whether you’re fishing, skiing or just cruising, taking to the water in a boat can provide entertainment and bonding…
Prepare Your Boat for the Water
Whether you have a small bass boat, a 20-foot day sailor or a comfy cabin cruiser, when summer rolls around and it’s time to get the boat back on the water, you’re…
Stay in Ship Shape with These Simple Boating Tips
Recreational boating can be fun, but like any activity involving large machinery or vehicles, it can be dangerous if you’re not prepared. In 2011, the US Coast Guard (USCG) reported…
6 Tips for Boating Safety
A day on the water can be an enjoyable experience no matter the season, but fun with family and friends can quickly turn tragic if care isn’t taken to avoid…
5 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Boat
By Rob Barton & Tobi Roberts, Bass Pro Shops So you’re ready to purchase that new boat, but you’re not quite sure what you need? Here are a few things…
Tips to Keep Clear of Other Boats
Unlike our roads, our waterways have no painted lines or stoplights to guide us in traffic. So how do we avoid colliding with other boats—especially when they can come from…
7 Tips for Tow, Tow, Towing Your Boat
If you have a zippy little sports car, you know that it can accelerate, stop, and maneuver better than a big truck. Towing a boat on a trailer will change…
Two sailboats enjoying the fall boating season
The fall boating season can be a nice change from the heat of the summer. It also means adding more precautions to your boating routine. Read what changes to be…
What You Should Know About Your Boat’s Fuel
Boats with either gasoline or diesel engines can suffer poor performance and damage if their fuel is contaminated. If you look out and there’s black smoke pouring out of the…