Towing Your Second Greatest Investment

When you tow your second greatest investment – your boat – down the highway, you’ll have safety chains for the trailer and an outboard. You’ll know your tow vehicle’s towing capacity from the information in the owner’s manual. You’ll plug the trailer lights in to test them and you’ll check tire pressures on your vehicle… Read More

Fueling Your Boat Right Helps Save Money

Boating is not just an activity, it’s a lifestyle that many people enjoy. However, the costs of spending a weekend on the water can quickly become expensive with one major cost being fuel. Although how much you spend on fuel is dependent on factors such as the boating activity, the duration of the outing and… Read More

Everything You Need to Know about Boat Fenders

If you are a boat owner, you’ve like heard of boat fenders. But on the off chance that you haven’t, boat fenders are bumpers that are used for taking the hit when you dock your boat or raft up against another boat. They are one of the simplest ways to protect your fiberglass, aluminum or… Read More

Boating, E15, and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)

Since early 2010, California (like many other states) has had 10% ethanol in its gasoline (E10). E10 is now in approximately 90% of the gas in the United States, leaving boaters with no other choice than to utilize this blend of gasoline. Unfortunately, boaters who use E10 are starting to report problems including erratic engines… Read More

Safety & Life Jackets: What Every Boater Should Know

Anyone who has ever been boating knows how much fun it can be. The wind in your hair, the sun on your face, and the smell of the sea air are some of the best feelings for boating enthusiasts. However, safety on the water is of the utmost importance and that’s where life jackets come… Read More

U.S. Brokerage Sales Make Progress in 2014

Although boat brokerage stales still lag behind previous numbers that were seen at this time last year by about 2%, sales have increased substantially since the beginning of 2014. Since January of this year, sales have almost doubled from a little less than 1,000 to over 3,000. This is a positive sign showing that the… Read More

Boating Technology You May Want to Consider

Boaters have always been torn between tradition and technology – and as new advancements are being made, it is becoming more apparent that the world of boating is changing at a starting pace. From basic smartphone apps to advanced GPS and navigation products, there are countless technological devices that can promote the safety of boaters,… Read More

Top California Boating Destinations for Summer 2014

California has a multitude of great boating destinations for individuals with a desire to explore the coastline. However, with so many different spots to visit and see, knowing where to start can be a little difficult. So if you’re bored with the San Diego waters and are looking to chart your summer adventure, here are… Read More

At What Point Do I Need a Captain’s License?

If you own a boat or spend a lot of time out on the ocean, you’ve probably come across the term captain’s license. You may even be wondering if you need one to operate your own personal vessel. If you’re taking your boat out leisurely on the weekends with family and friends, then you don’t… Read More

Boat Maintenance Checklist

With warm weather comes a wealth of opportunities for enjoying the sun, wind and water on your boat. However, you don’t want to forget that routine San Diego boat maintenance is a must if you want to keep your vessel afloat all year long. Regular checks, inspections, clean-ups, battery care and proper storage can make… Read More