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Going over your Boat Winterizing. Depending on what type and size, it could be quick or it could take some time. A little runabout with no sink, head, or freshwater system onboard will not take that long…..but take a 40’ yacht, a book on winterizing a boat is in good order. When yo...

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Tags: boats, boat winterizing, yacht, winterizing boats

 

It’s that mid-season time of year to go over your boat or yacht after having many wonderful days out motoring or sailing about!   The pleasure you have gotten out of your boat should continue with no major issues on your list.  It is a good time of year to go over a few things to k...

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Tags: boat, yacht, yacht engine, boat engine, boats, yachts, sailing, motoring, gelcoat, gelcoat shine

 

Now that the summer boating season is in full swing, what have you done to protect your boat engine(s)?   When you winterize your boat or yacht engine(s) for the winter, you usually change the oil and filter before fogging out your marine engine for the winter.  That is great and one way...

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Tags: boat, boats, yacht, marine, marine engines, boat engines, yacht engines, engine oil

 

Fiberglass boats with proper maintenance on your Gelcoat finish can keep that mirror like new luster for many, many years. There is no big deal about it, and your Boat/Yacht will stand out in the harbor always. There are so many products out there, but like everyone else, you stick with what works f...

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Tags: Boat, Boats, Fiberglass Boats, Gel coat, Gelcoat finish, Boat/Yacht

 

Some people like being alone, others enjoy being around people, especially when it comes to boating with Powerboats or Sailboats. So it is much more difficult to decide going it alone, Single Handing Offshore when you really enjoy company.  You are not only testing your physical ability, but yo...

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Tags: Yacht, Boat, Powerboat, Sailboat, Boating, Boat Electronics, Powerboats, Sailboats, Halyard, Single Handed, Single Handing Offshore

 

“Fun” is the main way to describe a Boat Show.  You get to view all types of boats and yachts in various sizes, plus see what new innovations are available!  See powerboats sleek and fast to the trawlers for stability and coastal cruising.  Take a look at sailboats for day...

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Tags: boat, yacht, powerboats, sailboats, boat show, boats, yachts, boating, sailing, trawlers, electronics, navigation, buy a boat, boat dealers, yacht brokers

 

There are places on the ICW (Intracoastal Waterway) that beckon you to anchor your boat and stay.  Areas/vistas that allow you to see for miles over the marshes with patches of old trees in a cluster…  Some even with a small beach to enjoy.  Here you can stay for days rela...

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Tags: boat, anchor, dock, cruising, mooring, marinas

 

** This Blog/Article will be on-going, letting you know what you can do for your Retirement** I see more and more people moving onboard boats, some on powerboats, some on sailboats, which is their decision on how they want to cruise during their retirement years. You can cruise up and down the ICW ...

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Tags: boat, yacht, boats, yachts, powerboats, sailboats,

 

I’ve been over in southern California, San Diego and drove up the coast to Los Angeles.  The weather was Great for boating and saw a lot of boats out there. The waters were amazing, with wonderful colors. Harbors were full of boats and yachts, power & sail coming and going. The no-rus...

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Tags: California, boating, boats, yachts, boat, yacht brokers, boat dealers

 

Cruising around through this season with your boat, heading into new harbors and coves, finding that special anchorage that we can call our own, always allows us to find another eye catching boat! This outstanding boat or yacht within the harbor or cove always ignites our imagination. With all the d...

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Tags: boat, boats, yacht, yachts, boating, boat show, powerboat, sailboat, boating industry

 

Do you want to extend your boating season? You can very easily by moving your boat or yacht, powerboat or sailboat down South for the winter. In the Northern regions the cold weather comes in with the ice and snow which prevents you from taking your boat out for a cruise. Bringing your boat or ...

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Tags: boat, boating, yacht, boat slip, powerboat, sailboat, boating season, marina, boat yard

 

As the summer boating season moves on, your boat will need some new equipment. Usually from wear, the boating equipment breaks down after so many years and you’ll have to re-equip your boat. The only thing good about your summer boating season coming slowly to its end, is that the boat shows s...

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Tags: boat, boats, yacht, yachts, boat equipment, boat shows, boating

 

Most Boat and Yacht flooring is usually Teak and Holly sole which takes a lot of abuse in foot traffic. It has a great look, and enhances the interior. On some boats or yachts, it is an option, but some boats come with the teak and holly sole as standard. Whether you have a Powerboat or Sailboat, th...

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Tags: boat, boats, yachts, powerboat, sailboat, boats', teak and holly, teak and holly sole, boat owners

 

A great real story...Offshore...enjoy! A stiffer breeze came up, and a push of water moved aside as we heeled deeper to port. The autopilot adjusted slightly as our speed increased from this fresh new breeze. The foam from our movement forward was really passing the porthole now....You could feel t...

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Tags: motorsail, chartplotter, sailors, sail, breeze

 

            Of all the changes, restrictions and metal detectors…plus all kinds of things we have to go through today for security, it is refreshing one thing that has not changed. That is our recreational boating. There seems to be regul...

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Tags: boat, boating, recreational boating, boat trip

 

Boating is wonderful. No matter if it’s a powerboat or a sailboat, just being out on the water is breathtaking. Most sailboats have something in common with powerboats; they have engines…and have the same maintenance. One thing that’s different is that sailboats unlike powerboats ...

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Tags: boat, boating, sailboats, powerboats, sailboat, sailboat races, weather, weather fronts, fuel costs

 

There are all types of boat preparations depending on where you’re going and what you’re doing! It could be that you’re entertaining at the dock and your preparations would include food, drink, a good boat wash down, and music of course. There are other boat preparations if you&rsq...

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Tags: boat, powerboat, sailboat, boat preparations, offshore, coastal running, bilge pump, bilge alarm, man overboard system

 

Taking your boat and running the coast where on one side is the ocean and the other side is land is definitely an extraordinary feeling. You don’t get the same feeling when you’re in a big bay or sound where you can see the coast line on one side and just water around you. The feel of th...

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Tags: boat, boats, coastal cruising, offshore

 

Did I say that in the same sentence? Your boat and making money? There it is again! Is that possible? Is it allowed? There must be some law or ordinance that puts you behind bars on this one.  I don’t think you even need a judge. I think I once heard that someone said that out loud in a c...

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Tags: boat,boating,powerboat,sailboat,captains license,sunset cruise,fishing,anchor

 

  Seeing your boat with Boat blisters are bad enough, but having a large boat blister sometimes makes you feel devastated. I have seen some boats with a few, but large boat blisters that seriously go deep into the laminate (fiberglass). All you can think about is the cost of repair and/...

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Tags: boat,boats,used boat,yacht,used yacht,powerboat,used powerboat,sailboat,used sailboat,boat blister,boat blisters,fiberglass boat blisters,boat bottom paint,fiberglass,fiberglass mat,fiberglass cloth,fiberglass resin

 

With all the cruising thru the years, up and down the ICW (Intracoastal Waterway) including the Keys, Bahamas, and Bermuda, I must say I have done my share of Boat Anchoring. It doesn't matter if you have a Powerboat or Sailboat.  I have seen a lot of different methods of anchoring used by many...

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Tags: boat,powerboat,sailboat,boat anchor,boat anchoring,boat anchors,anchor rodes,anchors

 

After the cleaning, waxing and bottom painting your boat or yacht…it’s great to have that first launch. Whether by travel lift at a marina or by your boat trailer from home. I don’t know if the excitement is the accomplishment of all the work done to get to this point, or just to ...

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Tags: boat,boating,yacht,powerboat,sailboat,marine extinguishers,bilge pumps

 

With fuel prices higher than they used to be, it’s time to look at Powerboats and saving fuel a little closer. A good way to save fuel is to repower with diesel engines if you have gasoline engines, but that is a little drastic. If your engines are tired, you may want to look in...

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Tags: boat,boating gear,boat gear,boat accessories,boat engine,yacht,powerboat,powerboats,diesel engines

 

There are times when your Boat or Yacht painted accessories, which were once gleaming, are now fading, peeling or cracking showing the metal below. This could be your Railings, Helm area, Hatch moldings…just about anything that had a paint finish. Is it time for new ones? Well maybe or maybe ...

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Tags: boat,yacht,hatch moldings,boat accessories,marine engine,sailboat,sailboat mast,marine supply,boat accessory,helm console

 

Boat bottom blisters look like just that, a blister. Multiple blisters look like a bunch of pimples and they might be in various sizes. Some of these boat blisters can get the width of a softball and stick out from your boats bottom quite a ways. Blisters don't care if you have a Powerboat or Sailbo...

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Tags: powerboat,sailboat,boat,yacht,boat blisters,boat bottom blisters,gelcoat,fiberglass,resin

 

Someone wrote in about this subject with some questions on repair. So let's see what we can do.   First, Crazing gelcoat on a powerboat or sailboat is usually found in areas of no support or soft coring underneath. This lets the fiberglass area flex a bit and causes this condition. There are...

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Tags: Gelcoat,fiberglass,deck coring,boat gelcoat,boat gel coat,powerboat,sailboat,boat gelcoat repair,resin

 

What is Boat Fiberglass Tabbing? This is where bulkheads and supports in your Powerboat or Sailboat are fiber glassed in. This gives your outer hull support and beefiness as you pound thru the water and waves. Some Boats and Yachts have that solid feel as they cut thru waves, and even when they fall...

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Tags: boat,boats,yacht,yachts,powerboat,sailboat,boat fiberglass,fiberglass resin,fiberglass mat,fiberglass cloth

 

If you have a used Powerboat or Sailboat, boat gelcoat repairs are really easy to do, especially if your hull color is white. There are small tubes of gelcoat repair for those small cracks which you just spread over. But if you have a bigger/deeper crack, scrape, or gouge some from possibly bringing...

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Tags: powerboats,sailboats,boat,yacht,marine supply,gelcoat,gel coat,used boat,used yacht,used powerboat

 

I have spent years on Powerboats & Sailboats and noticed some powerboat & sailboat differences that most overlook. Before knowing anything about sailboats, I lived on used powerboats for years when I was a puppy (instead of an apartment). Cruising around I’d happen to throw my wake ont...

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Tags: Powerboats,Sailboats, used powerboats,boat,jet boats,boater,boaters

 

Lightning is great to watch while in a protected area....but on a boat in an open Ocean, I would not call that protected. This is real...this did happen...it was even more intense than you could imagine....How can you keep the crew and boat safe...What would you have done...let me hea...

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Tags: boat,sailboat,offshore,lightning,lightning storms,lightning strike,mast,bilge pump,manual bilge pump

 

There are a lot of different Powerboat and Sailboat bottom paints out there for all the different hull type boats and yachts. It is hard to pick out which one is good for you, but saving some money is always good. Sometimes right away, or sometimes in the long run.   There are 2 basic types o...

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Tags: powerboat,sailboat,boat,boats,yachts,bottom paint

 

Standard Powerboat bilge pump systems usually consists of a bilge pump at the lowest point of your boat (below the floorboards). I guess that works for most powerboats, but today’s faster higher priced boats and yachts may need more than that. When up on plane, most of the bilge water moves to...

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Tags: powerboat,powerboats,boat,boats,bilge pump,power boating,cruising

 

A stiffer breeze came up, and a push of water moved aside as we heeled deeper to port. The autopilot adjusted slightly as our speed increased from this fresh new breeze. The foam from our movement forward was really passing the porthole now....You could feel the speed under your feet as you stood in...

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Tags: Motorsail,sails,sail,sailors,reefed sails,

 

It’s funny how people dismiss the notion of living aboard a powerboat, or any boat for that matter. The room you have aboard is quite nice even on a 36’ powerboat. A sedan/convertible gives you different levels and areas to hang-out, making it not only feeling spacious, but home-like. Le...

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Tags: powerboats,powerboat,boat,boats,yacht,trawlers,houseboats,cruisers

 

Personally, I was always drawn to boats, and in the early days when I was in school I made a Dinghy when most others made picture frames and stuff like that. The dinghy was nice, and I actually fiberglassed it. Out of school when most got an apartment, I bought a powerboat and found it was great to ...

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Tags: boat, boats, cruising offshore, dinghy, offshore sailing, powerboats, sailboats, sailing

 

Welcome....Here we'll talk about Boats and Yachts...Powerboats and Sailboats. Taking trips Inshore or going way Offshore. Doing it with crew or single handed! The subjects will vary from "What to do" to "How to fix it" and more. You can always go to www.YachtAuthority.com to check-out New and Used B...

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Tags: boat dealers, boating accessories, boats, powerboats, sailboats, used boats, yacht brokers, yachts