2022-12-20T12:33:24-06:00December 20th, 2022|

Boat Safety: Does Your Boat Have the Proper Fire Extinguisher

In the event of a fire, you want a working boat fire extinguisher close at hand and ready to go. If you haven’t checked yours in a while, now is a good time to do that—especially in light of new 2022 regulations. Make sure you’re prepared for an emergency while [...]

2022-12-13T09:40:51-06:00December 13th, 2022|

The Dos and Don’ts of Navigating Big Waves When Boating

We all want to boat in calm, pleasant weather, but sometimes that’s just not the case. When the weather turns on a dime, you want to be prepared to handle it with care, expertise, and precision. Our Smooth Moves team has tips for boating in big waves, which can help [...]

2022-11-28T10:21:03-06:00November 28th, 2022|

What Happens to Your Back While Boating

From their soothing sounds to their hypnotic patterns, waves can bring such a sense of peace and relaxation. On the other hand, when you’re on the water, their incessant movement can negatively impact your body, putting undue stress on your neck, back, and joints. But why exactly is that, [...]

2022-11-09T16:51:54-06:00November 16th, 2022|

How to Find the Best Boat Shoes for Fishing

Spending time on slick floors means taking every precaution to protect your body from head to toe. And unlike regular shoes, boat shoes serve a specific purpose — to keep you comfortable and steady while you’re on the water. To achieve this, you want a durable pair with the ideal [...]

2022-09-23T12:01:27-05:00September 23rd, 2022|

Can I Take My Fishing Boat to Canada?

Fishing in Canada is a popular pastime during this season, and for good reason! However, with all the changes in restrictions over the past few years, it can be tricky to know which borders are open to visitors, even in our neighboring countries. If you plan to visit Canada by [...]

2022-10-25T16:33:21-05:00August 8th, 2022|

Be a Good Neighbor: Boating Habits You Should Avoid

Each boater has their own unique way of doing things. Many of us have traditions passed down for generations, and we like doing things our way. But following basic boat etiquette helps make life better for those around you. Boating Habits to Avoid at All Costs Unspoken waterway rules create [...]

2022-07-20T11:59:58-05:00July 20th, 2022|

8 Items That Belong in Every Boat Kit

If you’re an avid boater, it may have been a while since you re-evaluated your boat kit (otherwise known as a sea bag). If that sounds like you, now’s the time to empty your equipment out, clean what you have, and double check that these personal items are accounted for.  [...]

2022-05-18T10:00:52-05:00May 18th, 2022|

Why You Should Avoid Overloading Your Boat (And How to Do Just That!)

As you prepare for a long day of boating, you might be tempted to bring lots of fancy fishing equipment and perhaps a couple of passengers aboard. But are you staying within your boat’s capacity limitations? And why is that important to do? Well, an overloaded or unbalanced boat can [...]

2022-04-11T12:15:08-05:00April 11th, 2022|

Stretch Your Boat Fuel Dollars

These days, it seems like record-setting gas prices are at the top of everyone’s mind as they fill up their tank. Our suggestions will help you stretch your boat fuel dollars so you can spend as much time on the water as possible without breaking the bank.  Top Ten Tips [...]

2022-03-21T17:10:08-05:00March 21st, 2022|

5 Tips to Protect Yourself from the Sun While Boating

Basking in the sun can feel great at the moment but wreak havoc on your system.  Sunshine contains two subsets of harmful rays that are present, even when it’s overcast and cloudy. Ultraviolet A (UVA) can damage the skin, while Ultraviolet B (UVB) can lead to painful sunburns.  Not only [...]

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