It turns out that winter opens the door to some real adventures in floating fiberglass fun—if you know where to look. From plying slow southern waters to skidding across frozen northern lakes, here’s what boating lovers do in the “off” season. The clock may say Standard Time, but some of …keep reading
The first rule of winterizing your boat: Do no harm. After all, you’ll be storing it for a while.
So you’ll want to be sure to do it right—which means allowing plenty of time. Start planning to prep your vessel for the changing seasons before there’s even a …keep reading
When Margo Armstrong wanted an RV, she did her homework. She searched online, toured lots, took test-drives, combed through online forums and checked recall histories. She settled on a model that seemed to require the least maintenance, found a used one and had it inspected by a reputable RV repair …keep reading
Just 22 percent.
That’s how many American recreational boaters report using life jackets regularly, according to a 2016 survey by the U.S. Coast Guard. The likely reason? Many boating enthusiasts consider life jackets burdensome impediments to swimming, paddling and getting an even tan.
“We’ve …keep reading
The year is 1877. The seas are mountainous, and gale-force winds scream through the rigging. The crew struggles with the sails as passengers brave the storm. Those those who have left England behind wonder if the ship, now known as Star of India, will ever reach New …keep reading