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What is the Right Stingray Boat for Me?

There is a certain nostalgia and luster that comes along with the idea of owning a boat. Summer afternoons turning into nights out on the water with family and friends in tow, great fishing adventures, mastering a new water sport on the lake, staring at the open night sky from the boat deck — these are the things of memories....

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How Often Should You Get Your Boat Serviced?

Any boat owner can attest to the fact that having a watercraft extends far beyond just fun and entertainment. Getting your boat serviced and boat engine maintenance are crucial for the health and safety of you, and the longevity of your boating experience. Neglecting any of them can be risky or downright dangerous....

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Boat Ramp Etiquette 101

Having a boat doesn't mean you know the right of way at a boat ramp. But every boater should know the boating etiquette to launch and retrieve boats on a ramp. If you plan to spend your day on a boat trip during summer weekends, you should know boat ramps can be a crowded place. When the boat ramp gets loaded, people become impatient. To maintain courtesy, order, and avoid any havoc, you must learn the basics of boat ramp etiquette....

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How to Pull a Tube Behind a Boat - 5 Tips for Towing Safely

Everyone loves fun-filled tubing at the lake. This thrilling water sport is enjoyable to people of all ages. However, tubing accidents can happen if you aren’t careful. Despite that, it is possible to keep your friends and family safe by following a handful of towing safety tips....

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How to Winterize your Boat Title

Whether you boat in freshwater bodies that freeze over the winter, or seaside waters that stay flowing but turn frigid, most boaters stay off of their boats during the cold winter months. Whether storing a boat in a garage or storage unit, or keeping that boat in the water at a local marina, the longevity and integrity of your boat depends on proper winterization ahead of the chilly winter season....

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Spring Maintenance Boat Checklist

Spring is officially here and that means one thing: It’s time to start planning your boating season. Whether you fully cleaned, repaired, and prepared your boat for a few months of storage last fall or just safely tucked it away, you’ll need to de-winterize it now and thoroughly go through your spring maintenance checklist....

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With Rising Gas Prices, Are Boats Fuel Efficient?

Boating is one of America’s favorite activities, with almost 12 million boats registered in the United States. Going out on a boat is a great way to bond with friends and family, recreate on the water, and spend summer days in a fun and meaningful way. With summer just around the corner, most people are starting to get excited about getting their boats ready for a full season out on the lake. However, due to the increase in gas prices, some people are feeling some nervousness mixed in with that excitement....

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Cosmetic and Performance Upgrades to Your Boat

Upgrades make all the difference to the overall performance and value of your boat. The investment in cosmetic upgrades and high-performance boat accessories will not only extend the life of your boat but will also increase its comfort, style, and speed. There are several upgrades to consider if you are considering investing in new boat accessories. Some of these enhancements can be cosmetic, while others are an investment in parts and accessories that will increase your boat's performance....

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The Best Fishing Spots in North Carolina

No matter where you are in North Carolina, you can't go wrong when you search "good fishing spots near me" online. North Carolina is known for having some of the best fishing spots in the U.S. Let's step up the search to "best fishing spots near me" instead and see what we find. Whether you prefer surf fishing, fly fishing, or deep-sea fishing, there is a type of fishing — and fishing boat — for everyone. This list is just a starting point for getting you and your family outside into the beauty of North Carolina....

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Top Five Tips to Become a Fishing Pro

Like any sport, practice makes perfect when it comes to fishing. The more you fish, the more you discover about angling. But you’re not going to get any better without the proper techniques. Even if you’ve been fishing for some time now, you may not be taking the best approach to truly master what some professionals call an art. We’ve got you covered and pulled together the five most beneficial tips for upping your fishing game....

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Tips and Tricks for Cleaning Your Boat

Cleaning a boat is much like cleaning a car. You don’t necessarily need to devote hours to get your vessel looking like new. It’s more about establishing a cleaning routine — and making a habit of spot cleaning the inside and outside the boat after each trip. Water can be unforgiving when it comes to mud, silt, algae, grime, and bugs. Work smarter, as they say, not harder....

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Boat Trailer Frequently Asked Questions

The type of boat trailer you need depends on not only the type of boat you plan to transport, but also the kind of performance, reliability and convenient features you want when you purchase this essential piece of equipment. Buying a new boat trailer is a big decision. Most boat owners understandably have a lot of questions when making sure they're investing in the right boat trailer model, and the right brand....

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Do I Need a Fishing License in North Carolina?

North Carolina offers more than a few opportunities to cast your line. According to the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, there are more than 500 publicly accessible places to fish in the state — and each one of them requires you to obtain a North Carolina (NC) fishing license to take part in a little angling. But before you go out and get one, you need to understand that varied fishing regulations may call for different types of fishing licenses....

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You're a Boat Owner: Now What?

Congratulations! You just bought your first boat! This is a big investment and an exciting accomplishment. There is nothing like the feeling of being out on the open water — especially when the boat you're driving is your own. That said, it also comes with a lot of responsibility. There are many things about being a boat owner that many people aren't fully aware of until they’ve bought a boat. Before you go out, though, you'll need to ensure that you and your boat are ready. Start with the following basics:...

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