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Build a Marine Sound System

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Investing in marine audio equipment may sound risky. After all, constant exposure to water, the sun, and in some cases salt seem hazardous to an investment in your receivers, speakers, subs or amps. However, with the capabilities of modern technology in the marine world, these systems are built to withstand a multitude of conditions. When shopping for marine audio gear it is vital that you pick an option that is: 

  • Waterproof: a system that can be submerged in water without risking damage;
  • UV-resistant: designed to withstand any damage from the sun; and
  • Anti-corrosion: can resist rust and any of the corrosive effects of salt water.

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How to Work from Your Boat

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A decade ago, working from your boat was something you probably dreamed about. Today, with the capabilities of modern technology and a high-speed Wi-Fi router, all your dreams can come true. Polls show 50% of the workforce will soon be remote (see here), allowing dedicated boaters to work aboard their vessels more frequently. We can’t think of anything better than enjoying the outdoors and staying on top of things at work – all at the same time. Here’s what you’ll need to set up your boat office:

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Watercraft Gel Coat Restoration

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Does the gel coat on your boat need a refresher? Follow these simple steps to get your watercraft looking shinny again and ready for season.

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How to Untangle Your Boat's Propeller

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Getting a line tangled in your propeller can be a pain for you and your boat. There are a few different ways to free the line, but before doing anything else, it is vital that you turn the engine off and remove the keys from the ignition. With any of the below options, the best and most effective way to remove the line, is to cut it. Any serrated blade will do the job.

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Boat Bottom Paint

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Your watercraft’s bottom paint serves a larger purpose than refreshing the boat with a pop of color. The paint is a protective coating against barnacles and other organisms that latch onto the hull of the boat. If you have a wooden boat, in particular, these organisms can even eat away at the bottom. The underwater portion of your boat is subjected to more wear-and-tear and therefore needs an extra coat of protection.

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The Best Fishing Techniques

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Three top fishing techniques include ripping, walking the dog, and bottom bouncing. These classic techniques are used from coast to coast and successful in the angler community. Let’s look at each technique to ensure several flopping fish make their way to the deck of your boat.

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Night Boating Safety

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An overnight boating trip, a single night trip, or an unintentional day trip that has lasted too long all provide a unique and thrilling experience. The water can feel like a completely different place once the sun goes down. Boating after dark, however, does pose certain challenges that you may not run into during the daytime. The key is to be prepared for these challenges by packing certain gear that will be helpful for night boating.

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