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What to consider when purchasing a boat

The wind in your hair, the sun on your face, and the open water in front of you. Sound appealing? Then you might want to join the ranks of boat owners all over the country. But before you cut through that clear blue, there are some things to keep in mind. Whether you're buying a fishing boat, cabin cruiser, pontoon or speed boat, different components like cost, horsepower, weight capacity or onboard storage may prove to be more important to you than others.

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Water Tubing Safety

One of my favorite water sports is tubing. For someone who isn't athletically inclined, it's fairly easy and doesn't require much work. I simply make sure I'm secure on the tube, hold on tight and then feel the rush of adrenaline as I ride the waves!

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Don't miss a minute of boat season! Tips to get your boat ready for the waves

Warm weather has come early in some parts of the country, making boat owners itching to get out on the water. I speak from experience, since I inherited a boat and will be putting it on the water this summer. It has been unseasonably warm in my part of the country and I can't wait for it to become the appropriate time to ride the waves. However, our marine product manager, Brad Seeley, has reminded me that there are many things I need to do in order to get that beauty ready for the season.

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Boat trailering tips

A day spent boating is the kind of thing you daydream about—many of us crave time on the water, rocking with the waves and basking in the sun. But before getting to smooth sailing, you need to try your hand at the art of boat trailering.

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Boat launching tips

When you trailer your boat to a lake, there's only one thing between you and the water—a boat ramp! I know you're eager to go, but be patient—you need to practice the art of boat launching first.

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Five questions to ask about boat insurance

Do you own a boat? Ever wonder what you should ask your agent or broker about insuring it? Brad Seeley, senior marine product manager for Foremost Insurance Company, has some suggestions.

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Curing sea sickness

No matter how much you enjoy being on the water, suffering from nausea and fatigue on a boating excursion might make you wish your feet were planted on land. According to Montavit, about 10% of the population is extremely sensitive to motion sickness, with another 75% subject to occasional motion sickness.

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A sailors scroll for stocking your seaboat

Whether you're a "sailor" who's going out to sea on a pontoon, speed boat, or sailboat, there's something special about being behind the wheel, cutting through the waves. However, I don't want your day to be ruined by forgetting the most essential items needed for your trip out at sea.

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Boating tips — Learn how to be safe on the water

The most common type of boating accident is a collision with another vessel, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. To avoid this and other issues on the water, here are some responsible boating tips that will help keep your family and your boat safe.

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7 things you need in a tackle box

Before you head out to your favorite spot to reel 'em in this season, make sure you have a well-supplied tackle box. Here's our list of seven tackle box essentials.

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Choosing a line

The wrong fishing line can either make or break your adventure. Watch this video to learn how to select the proper line for your rod.

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Choosing a reel

Not all reels are created equal! Check out this quick clip on picking out the perfect reel for your fishing excursion.

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Choosing a rod

Want to get into fishing but don't know where to start? Make sure you have the right equipment before you hit the water. Watch this short video to learn how to select a rod.

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Splish, Splash… Snow? Tips for winterizing your boat.

The sun in the sky, the surf splashing in your face, the smell of a fresh summer breeze. It's not too early to start thinking about next boating season and the most important part of your boating lifestyle, winterization.

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Boat safety: Float plan

In case of emergency, it is a good idea to have a float plan prepared in advance. Print off our float plan now.

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Boat safety: On the water

Operating a boat can be fun and exciting, but it has risks. Here are a few suggestions that will help keep you safe while you're out enjoying your boat or personal watercraft.

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Boat safety: Hypothermia

Learn what to do in the event that you find yourself in the water during cold weather while boating. Identify the states of hypothermia, and know what to do to survive.

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Winterizing a boat

Save yourself money in the spring by taking an hour or so to winterize your boat. Use our listed steps to winterize a boat.

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