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August Featured Brand: Chaparral

Handcrafted in Georgia, Chaparral offers quality boats for cruisers, watersports enthusiasts and anyone looking to enjoy the water. Take a look at what each of their models can do!

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Using Mayday, Pan-Pan or Sécurité: the Boater Rewards Guide to Distress Calls

Most people are familiar with mayday as a call for help, but it may not be the proper one in every distress situation. Learn about the other calls for your VHF radio!

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How to Do Your Best Bass Fishing in August

Emil DeLuca, owner of the North American Tournament Association, explains the keys to bass fishing during the dog days!

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Ask Barry: Preparing for the Tail End of Boating Season

Barry Paulsen is here to help you get the most out of the end of summer and the beginning of autumn with a helpful maintenance checklist for your boat!

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Safety Tips for Fourth of July

The biggest holiday of the summer is best spent on a boat. Stay safe on Independence Day with guidance from Director Matt Franklin!

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Your Next Summer Vacation: Houseboating

Learn more about two of the best houseboating lakes in the United States, where you can swim, fish, ski or do just about any waterbound activity you please!

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Some of the Best Fourth of July Boating Destinations of 2017

Fireworks on the water, whether in a big city or on a secluded lake, are a spectacular sight. Find out which cities across the United States offer the best views from your boat!

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June Featured Brand: Hurricane Deck Boats

Perfect for entertaining, fishing or even tubing, a deck boat from Hurricane is a do-everything, bring-everyone boat. See what they have to offer as June’s featured brand!

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How to Catch Bass in June

Emil DeLuca, owner of the North American Tournament Association, has a wealth of bass fishing knowledge, and he explained what you need to look out for as an angler in June!

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New Participation in Water Sports

It only takes one session of cruising across the water on skis or a board to get hooked on water sports. Find out how to get your first thrills!

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Ask Barry: Houseboating

Barry Paulsen shares his love of houseboating and a few tips on how to get the most out of the experience in this month’s Ask Barry!

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Ask Barry: Ski Boats

Barry breaks down the evolution of ski boats and their advancement to the most versatile boat for the watersports enthusiast!

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Boaters and No Swimming Signs

Going to the marina gets people excited to get on the water. When people are a bit too eager and ignore “No Swimming” warnings, they can run into serious issues!

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Staying Active: The Secret to Youth and a Pain-Free Life

Boaters often love getting outside, both on water and land. Being fit and staying pain-free can make your favorite activities much more enjoyable!

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Get Involved in National Safe Boating Week

The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) promotes life-saving information and resources during National Safe Boating Week May 20-26. Dive in to learn more about the importance of wearing life jackets, getting vessel checks and other safe boating practices!

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Boater Rewards Partner Hyperlite Presents an Introduction to Wakesurfing

Wakesurfing has become an extremely popular form of recreation on the water. Our partner HO Sports & Hyperlite has the expertise and gear to get you started!

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May Featured Brand: MasterCraft

Looking to enjoy a boating season full of watersports and cruising in the sun? A MasterCraft boat, and the company’s Spring Sales Event, may be just what you need!

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April Featured Brand: Crest Pontoon Boats

You can cruise, fish and enjoy the water in a variety of ways in the new lineup of Crest Pontoon Boats. See just what makes these pontoons so special!

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What is Legislative Advocacy, and Why Does it Matter to Boaters?

Find out how impactful legislation can be for boaters and what you can do to stay on top of important regulatory decisions.

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Ask Barry: Propellers

Barry offers up some guidance on propeller maintenance and selection from his lifetime of boating experience, along with a helping hand from Michigan Wheel, a premier propeller manufacturer.

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