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Bass Boat Vs. Kayak (Pros and Cons)

For anyone who uses waterways for fishing, hunting, travel, or even for multi-day adventure camping trips, there are two obvious watercraft that are particularly useful for these purposes: the Jon boat and the kayak. However, both of these vessels are very different from each other and present unique sets of advantages and drawbacks, so how …

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Bass Boat Vs Bay Boat (The Subtle Differences)

Anyone who needs a small boat for fishing or travel in bays, along shorelines, over lakes, or along rivers may consider using either a Bass boat or a Bay boat. These boats are small and ideal for use in shallow waters, but there are some significant differences between them, and the truth is that these …

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The Normal Temperature of a Boat Engine (Prevent Overheating)

There is nothing quite like piloting a fast-speed boat across a stretch of water; bouncing across other boats wakes to the sound of a powerful engine propelling you forward. Keeping the engine in good order requires the boat captain to be aware of the state of the engine and the temperatures at which it is …

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The Speed That You Can Tow a Boat At (7 Tips)

Interestingly, many modern boat trailers are called “high-speed trailers.” We never know what that means; is it at a call to travel as fast as possible, or does it mean they can be used for long-distance hauling at highway speeds. Whatever the case, many drivers take it as a license to travel as fast as …

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The Accuracy of Boat Speedometers (By Type)

How often have you heard a proud boat owner claim that the boat is faster than anyone else’s, and they can prove it because they have a video of the speedometer showing the impressive number? Most boat companies don’t spend a lot of effort ensuring the speedometers are completely accurate. If your boat has a …

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The Accuracy of Boat Gas Gauges (How Does It Work)

Light aircraft and boats have something unexpected in common. They are both subject to varying forces as they accelerate, turn, decelerate, and get pushed about by wind currents (aircraft) and waves (boats). The earlier models were fitted with float-type gas sender units, and both are renowned for being inaccurate. If you have a traditional float …

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Pros & Cons of Inflatable Kayaks (Should You Get One?)

Kayaking is becoming more popular worldwide than ever before, and along with increased kayaking interest has come to an increase in kayak varieties. Among the newer versions of the kayak are inflatable kayaks. Inflatable kayaks have become widely popular, but you may be wondering if inflatable kayaks are any good or are it better to …

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Fishing In The Rain (A Complete Guide)

Fishing is among the most popular past times in the world and has become a popular sport as well. However, many who participate in fishing, especially amateur anglers, tend to be fair-weather fishermen. However, many find themselves wondering if it is possible to fish in the rain, if fishing in the rain has any benefits, …

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Marine Vs. Car Battery (Can You Use a Car Battery For Boat?)

Both motorized vehicles and watercraft utilize batteries to supply power to the engine’s motor. In fact, both cars and boats utilize lead-acid batteries. Given that the same type of battery is used, many people have wondered whether car batteries can be used in boats.  Despite both using lead-acid batteries, car batteries cannot be used for …

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Catamaran Vs. Trawler (A Complete Comparison)

Catamarans and trawlers are two wonderful sailing vessels for your holiday. While they are both wonderful boats, they have different characteristics that make them better for different purposes.  I’m not here to tell you to choose one over the other, but rather to give you an in-depth look at both vessels so you can make …

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Wearing Crocs on a Boat (And Better Alternatives) 

Anyone who spends time on a boat knows that the correct footwear is important. Whether you are fishing, sailing, or doing any other form of boating, the shoes that you wear must protect your feet, prevent slipping, and not mark the deck. Are Crocs good for this purpose, or are there better alternatives? You can …

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How to Winterize a Cabin Cruiser Boat (Steps & Methods)

There is a good chance you’ll require a boat winterization checklist if you reside in an area with four distinct seasons. After all, you want your vessel to stay in tip-top condition for the upcoming sailing season, right? I know the value of winterizing my cabin cruiser boat, having seen others suffer the consequences of …

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What To Wear To A Yacht Party At Night (Fashion Tips)

You’re going to a nighttime yacht party! Wait – what should you wear? Your host hasn’t given you dress code pointers or a theme, and while you throw together decent outfits for parties on land, you’re clueless about what to wear at sea. There’s water, so will it have a pool-party vibe? Or will it …

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A Fibreglass Boat Can Get Waterlogged (How to Avoid Damage)

Fiberglass is the unsung hero of the boat building industry. It is incredibly flexible when applied and ends up being an extremely hard structural material with a lifespan measured in decades. The problem is that while it is impervious to water, the owner can be lulled into assuming that all is well inside the hull. …

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Can One Person Sail a Catamaran? (Complete Guide)

Sailing with friends and family members, even strangers at times, can be so exciting. However, there is nothing that gives us peace of mind like sailing off on our catamaran along the coast or even into the deep blue, alone. Another plus is being able to sail alone while other crew members sleep or rest. …

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