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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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4th of July Boating

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Planning to watch the 4th of July fireworks from your boat or catch some fish for the long weekend? Read this first.

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Ballast Guide for Wake Makers

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Over the past few years, wake surfing has exploded in the wake boat community, becoming as popular as wakeboarding and water skiing. With this increased interest in wake surfing, there have been a ton of theories circling around the community on how to generate the best wake. Many of these approaches are actually dangerous to the boat and will not give you a good wake. We wanted to dedicate this guide to creating the perfect wake in a safe way.

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