Tidal Currents When Navigating Coastal Waters
If you are navigating a boat in coastal waters, then you need to be aware of tidal currents. I will discuss the definition…
How To Get Up The Mast - Use A Premium Bosuns
If you are thinking of going up the mast to replace the masthead light and have not been aloft for a while or if it’s…
Top 3 Apps for Sailors
Looking to hit the open waters to get 2014 going? Don’t fancy paying for all that expensive equipment that goes along…
How To Choose Good Boat Building Plans
Boat Building Plans If you are thinking of building a boat then knowing how to select your perfect boat plans will…
Gifts For Boat Owners
Buying gifts for boat owners can be a challenge. One way to decide is who will be receiving the gift. Will it be the…
Going Sailing? – Best Cruising Books
Cruising Library I have selected some great sailing books that we have in our boats library. You must not go to sea…
Boating Articles (50)
Boat Buying Tips
Are you looking for adventure on the open water, but you don't know where to begin when shopping for a boat? I know exactly how you feel so I've put together some boat buying tips. Last year, I got the fever, you know what I'm talking about., that sensation when…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Mar 13, 2011  
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Self - Steering Gear For Yachts – 3 Different Types
I have had long distance sailing experience with wind vane/servo blade, Hydrovane and electronic autopilots. I am pretty hands on and prefer the mechanical self-steering gear as I feel there is always a possibility to fix them if they break down when away from civilization, but with an electrical failure…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Apr 16, 2013  
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Gifts For Boat Owners
Buying gifts for boat owners can be a challenge. One way to decide is who will be receiving the gift. Will it be the Boat Captain, First Mate/Galley Cook, and/or a Boating Family? The next consideration is your budget. Gifts can range from stocking stuffers to electronics and more. Keep…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Jul 20, 2013  
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Aluminium for Use In Boat Construction
As any experienced boat enthusiast knows most boats are made from fibre glass or GRP glass reinforced plastic or even wood if it is an older vessel. Boat Design After owning many boats myself, I have settled on the opinion that for a variety of reasons aluminium boats are my…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Apr 14, 2015  
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Deep Cycle Battery Myths - The Truth
Deep Cycle Battery Myths There are many myths out there about batteries and here are some that are simply not true. Memory The myth that lead acid deep cycle batteries have the same memory effect as first generation Ni-Cad did, is not true. Therefore you will do the battery no…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Aug 27, 2012  
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Where Can I Borrow A Life Jacket?
During my continued research regarding life jackets and water safety I learned about a wonderful program offered by The BoatUS Foundation. Their program is called the Life Jacket Loaner Program. I would like to share with you a little bit about their program and how they can be of benefit…
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Buy Online Malone Kayak Cart for Easy Transportation
Have you ever imagined how your kayak feels when you take your kayak to water bodies in a weak and ordinary kayak carrier that fails to treat the kayak fairly and give you desired results? Certainly, it makes you feel sick and bothered as it can hurt your kayak badly.…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Dec 31, 2013  
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My Ideal Yacht Harness And Tether - Giving You Confidence Out On Deck
Since you are placing your total trust in these safety products, they had better be the best. When the boat is pounding through large waves and the resulting green water sweeping the decks is doing its utmost to drag you over the side, wearing the ideal harness and tether will…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Feb 06, 2012  
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Self –steering Gear For Yachts - Benefits And Limitations
Eco friendly wind vanes that steer yacht thousands of miles, for FREE. If you are thinking of attaching a Hydrovane or a servo type self-steering system then here is a list of benefits and limitations to consider. Many Benefits 1) The biggest for me is that they do not require…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Apr 19, 2013  
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Forespar Nova Davits - The Dinghy Davit
The Dinghy Davit A stylish designed pair of forespar nova davits fixed to the stern of your sailing or motor yacht makes stowing the dinghy a simple chore. With the wind howling and the resulting rough water doing its utmost to tip you over the side, it makes you wonder…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Jan 10, 2012  
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Selecting An Outboard Motor for Your Small Watercraft
How Much Horsepower My review of outboard engine options and how to choose the horsepower of outboard motor best suited to the size and intended use of boat. I also include my views on selecting between two and four stroke versions of similar horse power motors. Over the years I’ve…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Apr 15, 2015  
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How To Choose Good Boat Building Plans
Boat Building Plans If you are thinking of building a boat then knowing how to select your perfect boat plans will make the task of building your dream boat so much simpler. Boat building is a great hobby for anyone who has some basic carpentry skills and loves working with…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Oct 07, 2012  
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Sink Or Swim - Is Your Childs Lifejacket On?
Being prepared for a water emergency takes planning. For a personal flotation device to work effectively it must fit properly. While we are fitting our children – teenagers down to infants – we need to explain to them what we are looking for and why. We have offered some suggestions…
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3 Steps to Stress Free Entertainment
Whether you are hosting a get together or planning for a beach party, entertainment is the only aim that we all care about. In fact, since having kids, it has been our weekend ritual, where kids entertain each other, crawl or run at the beach (if you choose party at…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Jan 16, 2014  
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Hobie 16 – The Cat With A Growl
I started my enjoyment of this cat as a boy, my father owned one as did many of his friends. We lived close to a large dam that gave us more space than we needed, and the wind guarantee. As a youngster my Dad would set up the Hobie, and…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Feb 24, 2012  
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Boating on Maui
Boating on Maui can be agreat advanture,Maui county is comprises of five seperate Island Maui,Molokai,Lanai.Kahoolawe and molokini. All of these Islands are accessible by boat. boating on Maui can also be a great recreational sport  you can do all the different type of fishing,water ski, cruse the different Island, have…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Mar 08, 2011  
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13 Pitfalls To Avoid When Buying A Used Bluewater Cruising Yacht
What to look out for if you are considering purchasing a second hand Sail Boat Buying a second-hand cruising yacht can be an extremely complicated business because you have to make so many decisions as the options available are endless. First of all you have to decide if it is…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Apr 21, 2013  
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Buying An Inflatable Kayak
When most people think of kayaks they think of needle-thin hard shells knifing swiftly through the water or slashing down white water rapids. When they think of inflatable boats, they think of swimming pool kiddie toys or pontoon rafts that float lazily on a lake or stream. They generally don't…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Dec 23, 2011  
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What to Bring on A River Rafting Trip
So you’re ready to experience the extreme excitement of a river rafting trip. You’ll want to be as prepared as possible for your adventure. Use this checklist to make sure your bring the right gear at the right time for the most comfortable and memorable trip. What to Bring and…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   May 01, 2015  
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Tidal Currents When Navigating Coastal Waters
If you are navigating a boat in coastal waters, then you need to be aware of tidal currents. I will discuss the definition and importance of knowing the currents, where to find current information, and using the current tables. After reading this article, you should be able to read the…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Nov 14, 2012  
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A River Rafting Trip May Be Your Ideal Family Vacation
What could be better than the thrills and spills of a river rafting trip to get the adrenalin pumping and to bring the family closer together? Adventure sports are increasingly popular the world over and whitewater rafting provides the perfect opportunity for family or friends to try an exhilarating outdoor…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Aug 09, 2011  
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Weekend Getaways Near Delhi
Wow……!!!!! Weekend’s holidays…… Everyone wants to enjoy their weekends with their family and friends. These short spans of holidays give time to relaxation, peace and rejuvenation for the next hectic work. It also gives opportunity to mingle up with your dear ones and spend this precious time with them. We…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Jan 16, 2014  
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Hobie Cat – The Pet I Love
My Hobie 16, the pet I own, does not exceed the love I have for my wife, daughter or dogs, but she has a special place in my life. She is the Hobie Cat, the toy to entertain, to keep me fit, to enjoy with my whole family, even the…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Feb 25, 2012  
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Intex Inflatable Excursion 5 – Fun Party Boat
Vinyl Blow-Up Recreation Boats The bigger version of these blow-up boats can have up to 5 people on board. They also have the necessary fittings attached for adding an Intex motor mount to enable you to set up an electric trolling motor. You must also take into consideration that apart…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   May 05, 2013  
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The Growth In Kiteboarding
Wow, some people really are living the dream! Kiteboarding. A cross between surfing, parasailing and hanging on to the back of a bus while riding a bike. Even if you are just down at the local beach gliding out and back a few times (like hanging on to the back…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Jan 31, 2012  
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First - rate Marine Binoculars For Boating
First-rate Marine Binoculars For Boating The significance of marine binoculars Why are bincoulars foremost on a boat? Before we take a seem on the other most important characteristics that it would be best to consider before you buy your binoculars, let's speak about why binoculars are important to have on…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Sep 18, 2015  
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Tides When Navigating In Coastal Waters
If you are navigating a boat in coastal waters, then you need to be aware of the rise and fall of the tides. I will discuss the definition and importance of knowing the tides, where to find tidal information, and how to read the publication, Tide and Current Tables. Definitions…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Nov 16, 2012  
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Boat Tubes - 4 Things to Look for When Shopping for Your New Towable Tub
With the summer months upon us many people are getting there boat tubes out and are getting ready to hit the lakes. Tubing season is in full swing up here in Minnesota and we are enjoying getting out on those 10,000 lakes and sipping back on cold beer. So if…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Jun 29, 2011  
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Top 3 Apps for Sailors
Looking to hit the open waters to get 2014 going? Don’t fancy paying for all that expensive equipment that goes along with the trip? Not to worry, your smartphone could be your savior as we have found the top 3 apps you should definitely take some interest in if you’re…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Jul 19, 2014  
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Hobie 16 – The Trials Of Regattas
The Hobie 16 regatta that ended in a disastrous day. This regatta I was crew on Dad's Hobie 16, it was a fund-raising event for a local charity, and the sponsors had set a special effort with stalls and games for all ages. The regatta planned for three races, with…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Feb 25, 2012  
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