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Latest Boating Lifestyle Articles

  • Best Time of the Year to Donate a Boat to Charity

    Best Time of the Year to Donate a Boat to Charity

    What time of the year will get you the biggest tax deduction for your boat donation? When it comes to making charitable donations, most people tend to think about donating at the end of the year. But when it comes to boats, a boat donation may not get you a maximum deduction amount at year end.…Read More »
  • Barefooting with a 7-Time USA Water Ski Champion

    Barefooting with a 7-Time USA Water Ski Champion

    Watersports legend Zenon Bilas shares how he got started on the water, became a water ski champion and more in Anchors Aweigh boating podcast Anchors Aweigh is a podcast for all boaters, from aspiring to experienced. Featuring in-depth conversations with boating experts and industry leaders, and packed full of tips, tricks, gear, and industry info,…Read More »
  • Boating with Your Dog – How to Keep it Fun & Safe

    Boating with Your Dog – How to Keep it Fun & Safe

    Safety and comfort tips to keep in mind before bringing your water-loving boat dog out on your boat [Infographic] Power or sail, you’ll find dogs on board boats everywhere you go. Ensuring your dog is safe and comfortable with your boat – and life on board – will do wonders for making boating with dogs as smooth and stress-free…Read More »
  • Manatees On the Move: Sea Cows Still Threatened By Activity, But Some Are Stepping Up

    Manatees On the Move: Sea Cows Still Threatened By Activity, But Some Are Stepping Up

    As the summer boating season begins, some boaters are stepping up to protect the gentle manatees from harm The typical American moves about 12 times during their lifetime, and the state of Florida alone sees 1,000 new residents arrive every single day. But when the official state marine mammal starts to move around during this…Read More »
  • How to Service a Two-Speed Winch on a Sailboat

    How to Service a Two-Speed Winch on a Sailboat

    Winches are often used in and left exposed to the elements, including salt water spray.  Routine maintenance will keep your equipment working as intended and ready when you need it. [HOW-TO VIDEO] On any given sailboat, there are at least 2 or 3 winches and on larger boats, there can be many more. I have…Read More »
  • Boat Wine Glass Holders Turn Existing Cup Inserts into Stemware Holders

    Boat Wine Glass Holders Turn Existing Cup Inserts into Stemware Holders

    Avoid spills and breaking glass with unique stemware holders that insert into standard boat cup holders SPONSORED POST Yoebi Stemware Holders are custom cup holder inserts designed to hold wine glasses and other stemware using existing cup holders. With recessed inserts and flat holder options, Yoebi also works well for wine glass storage and in…Read More »
  • Butedale Cannery: A Fascinating Place to Stop Cruising the Canadian Inside Passage

    Butedale Cannery: A Fascinating Place to Stop Cruising the Canadian Inside Passage

    Pacific Northwest Liveaboard Sailors Cruise the Canadian Inside Passage and explore the old fishing canneries at Butedale Cannery We arrived in Sitka, Alaska from Hawaii on our 45ft sailboat Distant Drummer in June 2016 and enjoyed a fabulous summer cruising in SE Alaska and northern British Columbia. Butedale, on Princess Royal Island, was one of…Read More »
  • Peace of Mind on the Water with Kristen Frohnhoefer

    Peace of Mind on the Water with Kristen Frohnhoefer

    Sea Tow’s president shares tips to keep your boat working (so you don’t need a tow!), boating safety and more in Anchors Aweigh boating podcast Anchors Aweigh is a podcast for all boaters, from aspiring to experienced. Featuring in-depth conversations with boating experts and industry leaders, and packed full of tips, tricks, gear, and industry info,…Read More »
  • Sun Safety and Boating Lifestyle with Diane Seltzer

    Sun Safety and Boating Lifestyle with Diane Seltzer

    SureShade marketing director and My Boat Life founder talks sun safe boating and boating lifestyle on Anchors Aweigh Podcast Anchors Aweigh is a podcast for all boaters, from aspiring to experienced. Featuring in-depth conversations with boating experts and industry leaders, and packed full of tips, tricks, gear, and industry info, boaters of all levels will…Read More »
  • New Pandora Radio Boating Station: West Marine Waterlife Radio

    New Pandora Radio Boating Station: West Marine Waterlife Radio

    West Marine Relaunches Waterlife Station on Pandora Radio with New Playlist of Music for Life on the Water West Marine, the world’s premier Waterlife Outfitter, has announced the relaunch of its signature Waterlife station on Pandora Radio. Water enthusiasts everywhere are invited to tune in and spend time listening to a selection of music that speaks to good…Read More »