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The adjustment to a shrinking boating universe

The downward trajectory in boat registrations comes as no surprise to people such as Jack Ellis, who makes his living working with numbers and spotting trends and patterns. Resgistrations for boats fell for the second consecutive year in 2011, to about 12.17 million boats. That represents a decrease of about 265,000 from 2010, when the […]

Tips For Boating In Shallow Water

One of the best bits of boating advice I’ve ever heard was from a crusty old fishing guide as we headed out of a marina near Key West, Florida. As we carefully navigated through the notoriously shallow waters, he pointed to a group of birds walking in the water only a few yards away from […]

Awash in the ocean hanging onto your boat and a brush

href=”https://usedboatyard.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/quikgrip.png”> I’ve been on the losing side of getting thrown about while attempting to clean my boat. Odd angles and swimming while the currents are trying to carry me away from the boat while I’m attempting to scrub any buildup from her hulls. I’ve tried hanging a rope off the side of the boat and […]