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What Are the Benefits of an Outboard Motor?

  Motors are one of the most important things to consider when it comes to choosing or improving your boat. This blog post will take a look at a specific type in more detail: the outboard motor.  What is an Outboard Motor?  An outboard motor gets its name because it is situated on the outside of the boat....

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Tips for Peak Outboard Motor Performance 

  If you’ve ever spent time out on any body of water, you’ve probably noticed that not every powerboat has the same type of engine. There are a few different varieties of engines out there: outboard engines, inboard engines, stern drive engines, and jet drive engines. In this blog, we’ll be going over outboard motors and their parts, proper outboard   maintenance, and how to increase outboard performance....

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How Boat Financing Works

Owning your own boat can be one of the sublime experiences in life. Nothing really compares to the feeling you get when you can head out on the water whenever you’d like and enjoy your boat and the lifestyle that comes with it with friends and family. Owning a boat is the fun part, but a lot of people let one thing prevent them from fulfilling their boat ownership dreams: financing....

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Choosing the Best Boat for Your Family

One of the greatest family bonding experiences during the summer months includes spending time together out on the lake. Months spent boating, fishing, water skiing and wakeboarding, and just being together out on the water — there’s really nothing like it. ...

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Choosing the Right Sea Pro Boat

Sea Pro boats have been a staple of the boating industry since the company was founded in 1987, and it’s easy to see why. Their boats are made in the U.S., they’re innovative in design and technology, come with more standard features than others, and have an industry-leading warranty....

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How to Select and Buy the Best Warranty for Your Boat

Boats are investments. You can't know what might happen to your boat or boating equipment while out on the water, so you want to make sure that you have the best boat warranty possible. If you are new to boating, you might be wondering how exactly to find the best boat warranty, though....

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Boating Safety Checklist

  There’s always a good reason to hop on a boat and enjoy a day out on the water, however, you want to make sure that you are doing so as safely as possible. You'll want to bring certain things with you, such as boat safety accessories, but there are other things you need on a boat — by law....

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Tips and Tricks for Bringing Your Dog on Your Boating Adventure!

You know the saying: Dog is a person’s best friend. However, boats are high on that list as well. There isn’t much that’s better in life than being out on the open waters with the wind blowing through your hair with a refreshing drink in your hand — other than being out on the water with your dog by your side. That said, you want to make sure your boat outing with your best friend is as safe as possible....

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Why Choose Ed Watkins Marine for Your Boat or UTV

  Why You Should Choose Ed Watkins Marine for All Your Boat, UTV, Servicing, Parts, and so Much More! Summer's coming, and you want to get into boating. You’ve imagined all the adventures you can go on, fishing with friends and cruising with family. You’ve scoped out theDenver marine life centered on North Carolina's clear, blue lakes such as Lake Norman, Lake Wylie or Lake Hickory! The question is, where do you start?...

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Tips For Trailering Your Boat Safely

Everyone loves a day out on the water, but it's not only fun and games. You have to prioritize safety all day — long before you even get your boat to the water. Trailering a boat is part of this. To do it well, you have to make sure you have all the proper equipment and know-how to get your boat from the land to the water safely and seamlessly. In this blog post, we’ll go over some tips and tricks to make sure you do just that....

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Ed Watkins Marine: Boat Service and Repair

The secret to a high-performing, long-lasting boat is staying on top of that vessel's maintenance and repair needs. Whether you buy new or used, fiberglass or aluminum, high-end or budget-friendly boats and trailers, these investments require regular upkeep and care to avoid problems that can develop with time and use. ...

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What are the Benefits of Owning an Aluminum Boat?

Take one look your local boat inventory, and you'll notice that the hulls for those boats are divided into two key categories: aluminum or fiberglass. This refers to the materials used in the construction of the boat's hull, and this material has important implications for the size of boat you can afford, the practicality of transporting and maintaining that boat, and what you will ultimately pay to bring that boat home with you....

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What Accessories Are Available for Ranger Boats?

Choosing your boat's base model is only the start of finalizing your purchase and customizing your brand-new vessel. Whether you go with a bass boat, inshore boat, pontoon, or other boat design, you'll find a wide range of accessories and upgrades that outfit your new boat with all of the features on your wish list. ...

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Pontoon Fishing Boat Frequently Asked Questions

Pontoon boats have traditionally been more popular as a social boating option that offers a high on-board capacity, greater stability on the water and more comfort when cruising waterways, swimming off of the boat, or enjoying other leisurely recreational activities on calm waterways. More recently, though, pontoons built specifically for fishing have seen an increase in demand—especially as fishing-specific models have made this boating option more convenient and efficient for both casual and seasoned anglers. ...

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What accessories are available for the Intimidator UTV?

If you're considering an Intimidator UTV—or you've already bought this utility vehicle and brought it home—owning the base vehicle is only the start of the adventure and performance power offered by this rugged, all-terrain unit. A wide range of acccessories are available to help you customize your Intimidator UTV to meet your exact needs and specifications, maximizing the value of this vehicle regardless of the conditions in which you're riding. ...

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