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Recreational Boating

Senior Citizen’s Day, celebrate with the family

Recreational Boating: a family adventure Recreational boating has always been a family favorite. At least in Florida it has a great reputation as one of the most popular recreational activities. No matter what size the boat is, there’s something magical about floating atop the soft waves of the mighty ocean while chatting with the people you love. So here’s an idea: if you are lucky enough to have a grandpa with sturdy sea legs, take him out on the water this [...]

Boat Log Importance - Captain's ease of mind

Captains Beware! The #1 Reason Why You Should Keep Your Boat Log Organized

If you are already a Captain, a boat owner or aspiring to become one, you know there are several reasons why your boat log is the most important legal document you possess. No matter the size of your ship -yacht or catamaran-, you will need a boat log to organize the most important data of your journey. Boat maintenance, fuel supply, wind conditions… There’s a lot to keep track of. So it’s important to keep everything in order. Even in [...]

South Florida's Boating Lifestyle

Jump on Board! Why South Florida Votes for Boating as the Best Family Activity

Most people think South Florida is just Miami and the beaches: the party city, the tourism hot spot. But it’s also a great place to raise a family. Visiting South Florida's boating scene is one of the resident's favorite activities. But people aren’t always hopping on board to go fishing, sometimes they just want to enjoy the wind in their hair and the sun on their faces. Often, Floridian parents choose to try out boating because they are looking for a tranquil place [...]

Boating and Fishing Week

Boating & Fishing Week Celebration

Boating season is here, mates! After long months of boat maintenance and repairing, summer is finally here. Wait no time to take your boat out to sea and enjoy all the activities you love. Whether it is skiing, snorkeling, fishing or just going out for a refreshing swim with family and friends, your boat is a sanctuary, a stress-relieving oasis.

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September Boat Shows

Did you miss the last boat shows? Or better yet, did you recently attend one and decide you’re ready for another? We’ve got good news. There’s enough time to scope out events near your area for September, a solid month for boating shows and festivals. Florida Marine Flea Market and Seafood Festival When: September 12-13, 2015 Where: West Palm Beach, FL Admission Fee: Adults $10. Children under 12 are free. Event Type: Boat Show, Festival, Fishing Show South Florida Fall Boat Show When: September [...]

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Catch & Release 101

Catch and release is intended an as act of conservation. A practice of recreational fishing, caught fish are unhooked and returned to the water. However good the intention though, a mishandled fish can easily die of exhaustion or injury. A great deal of time has been spent on the refinement of techniques, awareness, and instruments that will allow fish to survive this recreational sport. This work also led to the creation of the UN FAO Technical Guideline for Recreational [...]

Boatrax maintenance

Three Preventive Basics

Preventive maintenance is the best way to go when dealing with your vessel. Anything can go wrong aboard a boat or out on the water, so keeping things in top condition will be the closest thing to guaranteeing that things will be in order and your trip will be as enjoyable as possible.For one, the larger the boat, the more circuits, pumps, fittings, nuts, and bolts to conserve and care for. Let’s go through some of the basic tips that [...]

Lake Placid Florida

Lake Placid, Florida

Tucked away in Highlands County, in the Southern part of Florida known as “The Ridge” of the Sunshine State, is Lake Placid. Not to be confused with New York’s Lake Placid, this Florida town nicknamed after the myriad of murals painted on buildings across town. If you are looking for a destination to visit this summer before fall sets in, this freshwater destination in Florida is definitely one to consider given its cozy nature and perfect summer charm. Lake [...]

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Onboard With The HERO4 Black

Technology is making it possible for the regular outdoor enthusiast to take impressive shots. As a personal camera, it’s definitely a noteworthy newcomer, but as a outdoor gadget, this is a ‘must have’ on your list of things. Here’s why: The GoPro’s equipment has made it possible to take pictures in the most extraordinarily captivating moments of outdoor and athletic life. With their newest sensation out in the market, the HERO4 Black is has taken personal cameras and amateur photography to [...]

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So You Want to Buy a Boat Cover…

Regardless of where you’ll be storing your vessel during off season, you’ll want to get yourself a quality boat cover to protect it from the weather, debris, and dust. In addition, it makes it harder for anyone trying to access the boat that shouldn’t be there. Sounds pretty simple, right? Well, that’s what most think until they realize they have a lot of options. So, before you head out to make that purchase, here are some things you’ll want to [...]

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