How to Winterize Your Outboard

How to Winterize Your Outboard

Winterizing is Really Important Correctly preparing your outboard motor for the off-season will help insure that it’s ready to go next spring. In cold climates, freezing weather can cause costly damage to an engine that isn’t winterized properly. Even in ...

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Tips if you get caught boating in rough weather

Tips if you get caught boating in rough weather

A few raindrops and a bit of chop on the water isn’t enough to deter an avid boater from heading out for a fishing tournament or crossing the bay to visit a friend’s at the cottage. Weather can turn on ...

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How to flush your outboard

How to flush your outboard

Most boaters know it’s imperative to flush an outboard with freshwater after boating in saltwater or brackish water. Failure to do so can allow corrosion to take hold in your motor’s water passages, compromising your cooling system and shortening the ...

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How to Clean your Outboard or Sterndrive engine

How to Clean your Outboard or Sterndrive engine

Washing and cleaning your engine might not be top of mind when it comes to routine maintenance on your boat, but it’s something every boater should understand how to do properly. A clean engine is an engine you can be ...

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How To Trim Your Outboard for Optimal Performance

How To Trim Your Outboard for Optimal Performance

Adjusting an outboard’s trim in or out is one of the most effective ways to improve a boat's overall performance. Trimming the outboard adjusts the boat’s attitude, or the angle of its bow into the water, which can help dial ...

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Tips for Towing Tubers

Tips for Towing Tubers

Towing a tube is one of the most popular activities people enjoy with their boats, and with good reason. With careful driving, just about anyone can enjoy skimming across the water on a towable. It’s also great fun for the ...

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How to protect your boat against theft

How to protect your boat against theft

In Europe, more than 10,000 vessels are stolen every year. In some cases, it’s a boat moored at the dock that’s taken while in most cases, it’s taken on land on the trailer. Often it’s to sell for parts, and ...

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How to Properly Size Yourself for a Lifejacket

How to Properly Size Yourself for a Lifejacket

Whether you’re taking a leisure cruise on the weekend or dashing out for an evening of fishing, safety aboard your boat is always important. That goes beyond your on-the-water knowledge to navigate and having a First Aid kit aboard. You ...

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