What is the Best Way to Retrieve an Anchor?

What is the Best Way to Retrieve an Anchor?
If you enjoy spending time on the water in your boat, chances are you have had to put down anchor at one point or another. You may have wanted to explore the surrounding shore, enjoy some leisurely fishing, or you needed to stop sailing for the night for safety reasons....

What Must You Do When Anchoring at Night?

What Must You Do When Anchoring at Night?
Whether you’re spending the night on the water or parking your vessel while you spend an evening on land, you have to know how to properly anchor at night. Anchoring at night can be tricky due to how dark the water becomes when light fades, resulting in low visibility around...

What Is An Anode On A Boat?

What Is An Anode On A Boat?
There are a lot of important parts and pieces on your boat, but chances are you don’t know what all of them are or what all of them do. Even the most seasoned sailor may not be sure what certain parts of their vessel are for, but that just means...

Why Are Boat Steering Wheels On The Right Side?

Why Are Boat Steering Wheels On The Right Side?
If you’ve driven both a car and a boat, you may be wondering something: why are boat steering wheels on the right side? In North America, most vehicles like cars and trucks and even carts  have their steering wheels on the left side, but this is not so for marine...

What Size Trolling Motor Do I Need?

What Size Trolling Motor Do I Need?
Whether you’re a weathered fisherman or someone just starting out with the craft, you should be thinking about getting a trolling motor. Of all your boating essentials, this super useful unit is one that can make a serious difference for your vessel. Designed for catching game fish and pulling in...

What Type of Boat Requires Navigation Lights?

What Type of Boat Requires Navigation Lights?
If you’re taking your boat out on a voyage and expect to be on the water well into the night or in periods of restricted visibility like fog or rain, chances are you’re going to need navigation lights. The water can be dangerous at under these conditions without proper illumination,...

How to Prevent Sea Sickness When Deep Sea Fishing

How to Prevent Sea Sickness When Deep Sea Fishing
Seasickness can be a very serious issue when out on the water. Some people never get queasy at sea, while others may feel nauseous just being near the water. When you suffer with seasickness, you are likely to miss out on many water related activities such as boating, sailing, and...

What Safety Equipment is Required on a Boat?

What Safety Equipment is Required on a Boat?
Sometimes there's just nothing better than spending an enjoyable day out on your boat. The sun, the sea, the salty breeze, and the people you like best all having a great time on your vessel is just the makings of a great time, but you can’t focus only on the...

What Should You Do Before Starting An Inboard Gasoline Engine?

What Should You Do Before Starting An Inboard Gasoline Engine?
Are you getting ready to take your powerboat for a spin on the water? If so, there are a few things you should do before you start your inboard gasoline engine. Of course, your inboard gasoline engine is very similar to, say, your car engine, but there are also some...