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Last Day on the Boat – End of Another Boating Season

Making the most of the last day on the boat with winterizing maintenance, a dock stroll, marina fun and an epic last sunset of the boating season The end of boating season usually comes faster than we’d like, but when cold weather looms we need to get ready to wrap up another season of...

Winter sailing

Winter Sailing – Tips to Sail in Colder Weather

Leaving the boat in the water over the winter so you can go cold weather sailing requires forethought to be safe and protect your sailboat Living on the Chesapeake in Virginia’s Northern Neck, I noticed last winter that there were a significant number of days that seemed warm enough to go winter sailing: 50-60...

Fall Boating

The End of Summer Blues: Post Labor Day Boating

5 Ways to Extend Your Season with Fall Boating Unless you’re one of those lucky boaters who enjoy year-round sunshine in states like Florida or Hawaii, for the rest of us it’s time to face the music as summer ends and cooler weather rolls in. The passing of Labor Day weekend marks the end...

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Winterizing Boats and Motorcycles with Ethanol Blended Gas

Winterization tips for your boat or motorcycle to avoid ethanol blended fuel issues If you trailer your boat then you most likely fill it up with fuel at gas stations on the road. Let’s face it – it is often cheaper and more convenient than fueling up at the gas dock in the water. The problem...

end of boating season

The Bitter-Sweet End of Boating Season

Seasonal boaters reflect on the end of boating season with mixed feelings As boating season winds down, boaters can’t help but have a few mixed feelings about it coming to a… gulp… end. For us seasonal boaters, boating season typically lasts from late April to early October. It may be longer for others who don’t...

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Free How to Winterize a Boat Guide

Compete boat winterizing guide by BoatUS helps boaters properly protect boats during the winter freeze (PDF download & VIDEOS) If you boat in a area that goes below the freezing point during the winter (which includes most boating locations outside of Florida) then you need to take winterizing seriously. As fall gets underway, better...

Chesapeake Bay Rivers Frozen Early

Extreme cold weather freezes rivers – Sassafras, Elk, Susquehanna, Chester, Patapsco – on the Chesapeake Bay in early December Boat owners in Maryland and Delaware getting a late start winterizing their boat – or even pulling their boat from the water for winter storage – were surprised to see that many of the rivers along the Chesapeake Bay...

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How to Winterize Your Boat Cabin Interior

Some basic winterization steps to reduce winter dampness and mold in a cabin interior when your boat is wrapped up for winter storage I decided to offer some tips on how to winterize a boat cabin interior, because I would never claim to be an expert in winterizing engines. That’s my husband’s job… he comes down...

boat shed collapse

Boat Sheds Collapse in Maryland

Record snowfall in MD combined with severe winds caused multiple boat shed roofs to collapse, badly damaging and sinking boats at marinas This type of marina catastrophe is one phone call every boat owner dreads. No one could have imagined the record snowfall that Maryland would receive this winter… or the damage it has...

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