Maintenance

Boat log for new captains

Boat logging for new captains. The most efficient boat log

Boat logging is a must! Did you buy your first boat recently? The pleasure of boating comes with the not so pleasurable chore of logging. We know it´s not the best part of owning a boat, but responsible boat logging is the difference between an amateur boat owner and a great captain. Learn the 101 of keeping a boat log. Boat log. What is it? Also known as a ship´s log, logbook or simply log, this important document is a detailed [...]

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Black Friday. 4 tips to shop like a Captain

At Boatrax we are all about safety. And Black Friday shopping can be mayhem! That’s why we want to make sure you survive the madness AND get the best out of available deals. Read our four tips for safe shopping on Black Friday and check out our suggestion of retailers you should keep your eye on if you are truly passionate about the boating lifestyle. Captain, do you know how to make sure you get the most out of discount rate [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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How to Launch any boat correctly

Though an extremely fun sport and hobby, boating requires a great deal of preparation and safety. The more you know the better each experience will be. There is a correct way to launch any boat, here are some things to consider when launching: 1. Prepare the boat: It’s important and widely advised to prepare the boat as much as possible while it is on the trailer. What are some of the things we mean? Have the following things on a [...]

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The Importance of the Logbook

Logbooks have been around since the beginning of time. Originally used for navigation by sailors, years proved that they were an essential part of the boating experience. Nowadays, boat owners and their crews are quite clear on the importance of observation and note taking when out on the water. Though many stick to blank books to fill in their information, it’s quite usual to guide yourself with an app or book that has specific sections to fill out. Simply [...]

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Onboard Kitchen Gadgets

Sometime after you purchased your boat, you came to the realization that you had to equip a kitchen once again. It’s a whole new world out there and you want to be prepared for all entertaining and food prep situations. It’s important that you know some of the kitchen tricks that will be handy once you’re out there, here are just a few: Hanging Baskets & Mesh Hammocks: Given the limited space that owners have to deal with, a hanging [...]

How To Keep Your Boat Young

Boats are exposed to all kinds of wearing conditions whether they are out on the water or in storage. There are basic tricks to keeping your boat in mint condition, check them out:  SURFACE WEARING: Wax. Applying coats of wax on a seasonal basis will protect it significantly. It’s recommended that boat owners use boat soaps containing carnauba wax after every outing to maintain shine. Avoid certain areas such as the engine's cowl. Many tend to sit on it, or scratch it [...]

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Boatrax Features

Boatrax was created so that boat enthusiasts, both old and aspiring, could share nautical experiences with one another. Take a look at our favorite features, all of which have been carefully designed to enhance your boating adventures. Boat Snapshot: This feature allows you to record the state of your boat. This includes current fuel level, last trip information, and a categorized list of shopping items to be purchased, keeping all pertinent information at top of mind. Trip Log: Get things rolling with [...]

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