Lobstering 101 Mercury Marine

Lobstering 101

Assuming you already have a boat, getting started lobstering requires only minimal investment in equipment. You’ll need a snorkel, mask, gloves and fins plus a special measuring device and a tool called a tickle stick, which is a lightweight rod ...

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Quick Tip: How to Replace a Boat Trailer Winch Strap

Quick Tip: How to Replace a Boat Trailer Winch Strap

You might not think about the winch on your boat trailer too often, but it’s a vitally important workhorse that gets used every single time you launch or load your boat. Its simple gear-reduction design lets you manually pull a ...

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Is it Time to Replace Your Life Jacket?

Is it Time to Replace Your Life Jacket?

Life jackets* don’t have an expiration date. If you buy a quality jacket and care for it properly it can last years unless it somehow gets torn or otherwise damaged. However, even the highest quality, most carefully cared-for personal flotation ...

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How to Clean and Care for Boat Vinyl

How to Clean and Care for Boat Vinyl

A boat’s vinyl seats might look and feel spectacular when the boat is brand new, but they can quickly deteriorate as sun, salt spray, stains, mold and mildew take their toll. Preventive maintenance is the key to keeping your cushions ...

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Choosing the Best Anchor and Anchoring Your Boat

Choosing the Best Anchor and Anchoring Your Boat

Choosing the best anchor for your boat is an important safety matter. In fact, an anchor and rode (the line connecting the anchor to the boat) are among the required onboard equipment we included in our Tips for Safe Boating ...

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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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Camping by Boat 101

Camping by Boat 101

Your boat is your sanctuary, both a mode of transportation and a destination all in one. So many times at the end of a great day of boating and relaxing on a remote shoreline with family or close friends, we ...

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How to Choose a Trailer Hitch

How to Choose a Trailer Hitch

Before you get on the water, you must get to the water. Unless you store your boat at the marina, you’ll need a suitable tow vehicle. Just don’t overlook the hitch. Many people – especially those who have never towed ...

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