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Boats & Watercraft
shipwreck
The Gulf of Mexico may be known for its white sandy beaches and family vacation spots. But below the water’s surface lies a world of history with sunken ships scattered throughout the area. Click through this slideshow to learn about some of the Gulf of Mexico’s notable sunken ships — and how they met their watery fates.
toronto on the lake
With boating season in full swing, it’s time to get out on the water, and a great place to do that is on the Great Lakes, says Konnie LeMay, editor of Lake Superior Magazine. “Each Great Lake has its own attractions,” LeMay notes. “The locks and canals along the way present intriguing stops, and for boaters, the…
first aid kit
Summer is in full swing, and beating the heat on the water can be a great way to savor the season. Powerboats, sailboats, pontoons and boats of all types can help bring your summer activities to the next level of fun. But what if you’re away from shore and need to address a medical issue immediately? Keeping…
Does My Boat Have Enough Horsepower?
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 print ads would have you believe that everyone needs a direct-injected, two-stroke, 250-horsepower engine, that may not be the case – but there may be…
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 2015, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) reported 4,158 accidents that resulted in 2,613 injuries. The number of accidents increased 2.3 percent while the number of injuries decreased 2.4 percent when compared…
dog on a boat with a life jacket
Time on the water can be an enjoyable family activity, and there is no reason you shouldn’t be able to bring your furry family members with you as well. Whether you have a cat or a dog, many pets seem to enjoy boating just as much as you do. When bringing them aboard, help keep your four-legged friend safe…
Boats at night full moon
Day sails (departing and returning on the same day) may be the most popular form of boating, although some of us make longer trips, even overnight. Once the sun goes down, it can be a whole new game on the water. From items you should make sure to carry on your vessel, to additional information you should have…
Two people on a sailboat at sunset
Sailing on the many lakes within the borders of the United States is a great way to enjoy your boat. But don’t forget to consider a nice voyage up and down the picturesque coastline on the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. A coastal cruise can be an opportunity to experience new sailing conditions and possibly deepen…
sailboat
It’s no surprise that, compared to the squares and rectangles of houses, boats come in odd shapes, meaning there are few square spaces to be found. Everything is much more condensed, and storing items in these odd and small areas can tend to be a difficult task. With a few tips though, working around these unusual areas can be…
boat and lightning
Whether on a sailboat, fishing boat or yacht, boating is an activity enjoyed by many people around the country. But boating in a storm can be scary and dangerous. From first-time captains to sailors who practically live on the water, it’s important to be prepared in the event you get stuck in bad weather while on a…