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A Guide to Finding a Used Boat

Finding the perfect Craig's List classified ad with the perfect boat for you, especially if you are a first time boater, may seem like a very difficult task to accomplish. To help you in your quest for the perfect boat, there are a few things you should know. Deciding what is important in choosing the right boat is more than just locating one for sale on one of the many online classified ad sites. Really, its all about knowing what is truly important to you. You will need to decide whether you will be using the boat for your own private use, fishing, or cruising. You should also consider your families wishes and feelings, since buying a boat for your own personal needs without consulting your family will probably lead to disappointing experiences or less time spent on the water. Typically, boats will fall into five categories which include fishing boats, power boats, sailboats, personal watercraft, and self powered boats. To help you find the perfect boat, well take a look at some of the features that e...

 


Basic Boat Care Goes a Long Way

If you really love boating and water sports, then you may be lucky enough to own your own boat. Taking good care of that boat is very important. Good care and maintenance enhances the life of a boat and saves a lot of money too. The following are some basic boat care tips: - The boat engine should be flushed each time after it's used in salt water. - The underneath of the boat should be washed to prevent salt buildup. - The entire boat should be washed using soap and water, after each use. - A non-skid cleaner should be used to scrub the deck. - The boat should be completely dried after washing. - The boat should be covered properly with a boat cover. - The boat should be waxed every few months to protect the finish from stains and UV damage. - Boat parts and accessories should be checked regularly, and defective parts should be replaced. A boat cover is a particularly important accessory. When your boat is not in use, a cover will keep it protected from harsh weather and wearing. People use var...

 


Skateboarding and Surfing - Cousins that are a World Apart

Skateboarding and surfing are two activities that can be equally fun and exciting. The two sports are based on very similar tools - boards. However the similarity between the two pastimes ends there since skateboarding and surfing are very much different from each other. If you are not convinced, then you definitely have to read on. Skateboarding and Surfing Defined Skateboarding is basically the process of rolling or moving by riding on a skateboard. With surfing, on the other hand, a person also moves while riding a board, but the movement is induced by a breaking wave. So from the very definition of the two hobbies, you can already see that they are quite different from the other. First of all, one is performed on land, while the other is performed on the surface of a body of water. Next, the mechanics of movement in the two are very different as one uses wheels and the other uses waves. Skateboarding can also be considered a means of transportation, apart from being a sport or a hobby. Many people, k...

 


Guide to Buying a Boat Trailer

A boat trailer is something you really can't go wrong with, as it is a dual purpose device. It provides a convenient way to store the boat, and also allows you to explore new areas by taking your boat down the road. Good trailers must perform both duties equally well. Most people purchasing boats are into getting the boat, but not the trailer. They are more than content to spend money on a boat, then end up getting an inexpensive trailer. If you want the most from boating, these tips will help you with buying the right trailer. - Go for larger diameter tires and wheels. The larger tires will rotate fewer times per mile, producing less heat and wear on the tread. The wheel bearings will last much longer as well, as they also rotate fewer times per mile. - The total weight of the boat, gear, and motor should be in the mid range of trailer's carrying capacity. You shouldn't pick a 2,500 capacity trailer if you have a boat with the same weight. - Pick your trailer based on the environment it will be operatin...

 


The Story of the Jet Ski

Invented by Clayton Jacobsen II, Jet Skis are the first watercraft its kind. Kawasaki became the pioneer in the industry and they were the first to release and mass produce the vehicle. Later during the developmental stages, Kawasaki released the model JS-400 with a 400cc two-stroke engine. This event then lead to the eventual success and recognition of this new vehicle in the sports world. Depending on the model, a jet ski can accommodate one to four people. Initially developed as a personal watercraft, jet ski has now evolved into a sports and transportation vehicle. The one-person model bolstered the popularity of jet skis and this caused manufactures to mass produce similar watercraft to cater the growing market. Originally, the design was meant for crouching and standing on a platform located near the rear of the craft. However, innovation led newer models to provide the flexibility of varying positions with novel designs. These new designs added steering columns that allows vertical and horizontal mo...

 


Where to Spend Your Next Vacation? Try on a Boat!

Boating holidays are a wonderful way to spend the summer! Just pack your bags and float around on a houseboat or a yacht for a few weeks, enjoying the sunshine, fishing and swimming and visiting towns along the shoreline. It's comparable in cost to staying in a hotel, with so much less hassle. And it's great for the whole family, especially the kids. Children always find entertainment on and around water. They swim and snorkle, while adults relax in a fold-up chair with a cool drink and a book. Boating holidays, as opposed to travel on large cruise ships, offer a more intimate and relaxed voyage without the bustle of thousands of mega-ship passengers all around you. And the venues are more intriguing than the tourist traps visited by the big cruise ships. The smaller boats are surprisingly well-serviced, with features such as showers and sometimes bicycles for tours around the countryside during stops. Many online services throughout the world offer trips on local canals and lakes surrounded by historic l...

 


Be in the Know When Towing Your Boat

Boat towing or trailering across the United States is subject to different state laws as far as maximum speeds, trailer equipment requirements, trailer dimensions, brakes, insurance, and accessories such as reflectors are concerned. A separate permit for boat towing in each state is also required. Most Americans live within a 100 miles of boatable waterways, and boat trailering is something of a national craze. Statistics show that the easiest boats to tow on a regular basis measure within twenty-five feet in length, since these allow for easier maneuvering on highways. Boat-towing vehicles and trailers differ quite a bit from other kinds because of the unique shape and dimensions of these craft. There is a mind-boggling array of towable boats available on the market today. These include air boats, fishing boats, bow riders, canoes, cuddy cabins, day sailers, deck boats, sailing dinghies, flats boats, jet boats, inflatable boats, and a host of others. If one isn't an expert, it is important to follow a tra...

 




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