Self - Steering Gear For Yachts – 3 Different
I have had long distance sailing experience with wind vane/servo blade, Hydrovane and electronic autopilots. I am pretty…
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…
Enjoy A Splendid River Rafting Experience In
Rafting through the roaring waves of monstrous river is a dream which every adventure lover wants to live. Especially,…
My Ideal Yacht Harness And Tether - Giving You
Since you are placing your total trust in these safety products, they had better be the best. When the boat is pounding…
5 Ways Of Accidentally Falling Over Board
Many people while out boating, never consider how easy it is to go overboard until they unexpectedly find themselves…
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…
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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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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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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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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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Boating With Inflatable Rafts Powered By Electric Trolling Motors
If you have decided to spend time partying and fishing on the water using an inexpensive inflatable raft this summer, then be aware that you will probably need some the following items to get started. 1) Inflatable Raft Intex Excursion or SeaHawk inflatable rafts are manufactured of quality layered PVC…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Oct 12, 2013  
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Quality Life Jackets Save Lives
Quality Life Jackets advocates the use of life jackets by all who participate in water sport activity. Can you imagine not wearing a parachute when you jump from a plane? No! You want to be safe! Male or female, we cannot fly like birds, and most of us cannot swim…
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How to Keep Your Boat Fit In Freezing Weather
With the chilly temperatures knocking at the door and the ceasing boat season, it's that time of the year when you need to rethink about shielding your dear leisure asset - your boat. The time, endeavors and enthusiasm that you spend now will surely have a pronounced impact on your…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Jan 21, 2016  
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5 Ways Of Accidentally Falling Over Board
Many people while out boating, never consider how easy it is to go overboard until they unexpectedly find themselves in the water. Some C.O.B (crew over board) will remain relaxed and wait to be rescued, while others will panic increasing their chances of drowning. Hopefully they are wearing a life…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Feb 03, 2012  
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Preparing for Cooking In A Two Burner Stove Boat Galley
When I was preparing a boat galley with a two burner stove for cooking, I planned for feeding the crew well and making it easy for the galley cook to prepare meals. In this article, I will discuss the three points I consider essential for preparing to cook on a…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Dec 04, 2012  
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Enjoy A Splendid River Rafting Experience In Utah And Alaska
Rafting through the roaring waves of monstrous river is a dream which every adventure lover wants to live. Especially, people who have rafting experience of years love to splurge in rivers that have a wild flow with a boat, oar and some friends. This is the perfct adventure trip for…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Jun 11, 2014  
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Boat Tubing Essentials - 4 Things To Remember When Tubing the Lake This Year
With the heat index in the 90s up here in the land of 10,000 Lakes we can defiantly feel that summer is in full swing, and nothings better than beating the heat than going to the lake to cool off and, kick back, and ride the lake. Boat Tubing is…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Jul 18, 2011  
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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 without some of these books. They offer such a wealth of information and will get you out of a fix with simple "how to" instructions. Depending on where…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Feb 27, 2012  
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Intex Seahawk II Inflatable – Recreation Lake And River Boats
These inflatable rafts are capable of having a maximum of 3 people on board. The SeaHawk II has fittings to attach an Intex motor mount kit making it possible to mount an electric trolling motor or small gas outboard. Just be aware that getting a blow up raft there extra…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Oct 14, 2013  
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How to Choose A Life Jacket Or Personal Flotation Device
Choosing a life jacket is an important decision. To make choosing your life jacket easier we have provided you with an outline of how life jackets are made and categorized. Please keep in mind that laws differ from state to state. It is worth your time to check your state…
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Offshore Fishing In A Boat
What better way to spend a beautiful day than off shore fishing in a boat. It might not be for everyone, but if you’re a keen angler or just want something different to do, then an off shore adventure of this kind can be a real thrill. There are really…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Mar 13, 2016  
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Safety Terthers And Harnesses - An Objective Study
An Objective Study In Washington USA 1998, it was decided to conduct an objective study into the common safety of harnesses and tethers used by cruising sailors. This study was prepared and revised May 15, 1999. Next is a very brief summary. Water Test The first test was an in…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Feb 04, 2012  
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Building A Catamaran Using Rope
Where ever I travel around the world, by boat or in a motor home; there is one type of boat that I come across time and time again. In the most unlikely places many that experience extreme weather condition and where you would expect to find only the strongest built…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Apr 08, 2013  
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Enjoy Grand Canyon Rafting With Outdoor Activities Like Hiking In Arizona
The hectic lifestyle of city drifts us away from nature and we hardly have time to relax and unwind. Therefore it is essential to spend a peaceful vacation in the wilderness of nature at least once every year. Therefore if you feel tired and exhausted from the daily life, then…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Jul 11, 2014  
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Kayaking And Canoeing the Waccamaw River In South Carolina
If you are a conoeing or kayaking enthusiasts, when you visit Myrtle Beach, SC or the Pawleys Island, Litchfield area, be sure to bring your boat.  The Waccamaw River, the Eastern most of the South Carolina rivers, is perfect for canoeing and kayaking. Thirty-five miles south of Myrtle Beach is…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Sep 14, 2011  
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How To Get Up The Mast - Use A Premium Bosuns Chair
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 your first time, then like me you may be feeling a little apprehensive. Most of us do not enjoy heights so sitting at the top…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Apr 01, 2012  
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How to Build a Cedar Strip Boat
indexedUsing Compumarine's Easy and Simple Construction Technique I know that some people may feel intimidated by the idea of building a cedar strip boat themselves. However, building a boat using Compumarine's cedar strip/epoxy method of construction is a very easy and enjoyable project for the home workshop. Anyone can do…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Nov 21, 2013  
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How to Repair, Clean, And Maintain Your Life Jacket
Repair Please do not repair your life jacket, life vest, or any personal flotation device. In the event of a potential drowning, the area of repair could be the weak spot that is the difference between life and death. Regularly inspect your life jackets for tears or damage. Assess and…
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A Guide to the Sailing Windlass
The summer boating season is nearly upon us. In preparation like many others, I’ve been looking at essential equipment for my 2016 efforts and whatever else is set to be indispensable to novice sailors like myself, as well as more seasoned sea dogs. My main focus at the moment is…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Apr 12, 2016  
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Marine Harness And Tether Safety Study
The revised version of The Sailing Foundation Harness and Tether Study conducted in 1998 with major funding provided by a non profit organization, the Bonnell Foundation, was released for the World Wide Web on October 6th, 1999. It was the Sailing Foundation of Seattle, Washington, that developed the Lifesling rescue…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Boating   Feb 04, 2012  
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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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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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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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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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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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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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