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Small Boats, Big Names: A Guide to Naming Your Floating Masterpiece

Ahoy there, boat enthusiasts! Are you the proud owner of a small boat but feeling stumped when it comes to naming your vessel? Fear not, for I am here to guide you through the rough waters of boat naming and help you find the perfect moniker for your floating masterpiece. First things first, let’s dispel…

Navigating Life’s Storms: Why All Those Who Wander, are Not Lost

As I sit on the deck of my sailboat, surrounded by the vast ocean, I am reminded of the words of J.R.R. Tolkien: “Not all who wander are lost.” In a world that is constantly in turmoil, with broken economies and political chaos, it can be easy to feel lost and adrift. But for those…

How Long is the Boat Ride from Miami to the Bahamas?

If you’re thinking about taking a boat ride from Miami to the Bahamas, you might be wondering how long the journey will take. The good news is that it’s a relatively short trip! The bad news is that there are a few factors that can affect how long it takes, so there’s no definitive answer.…

Get Out of the Doghouse: Boat Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Boater 

Shopping for a boat lover in your life? Whether it’s a family member, a close friend, or the new boat owners down the street, you want to find the perfect gift. Luckily, there are plenty of great options available that will make any boater smile. Let’s explore some of the best boat gift ideas out…

Choose a Firefighter – Inspired Boat Name for Your New Vessel

Let’s face it, naming your boat is serious business. It’s something that requires a lot of thought, as you want to make sure the name is suitable for your vessel and reflects its purpose. If you’re a firefighter looking for a perfect name for your new boat, you probably have several ideas swirling around in…

The Best Clothing for Sailing: A Guide for All Weathers

When you’re planning a sailing trip, there is one thing that often goes overlooked—the clothes you wear. While it may seem like just another expense you don’t need, having the right clothes for sailing can make all the difference between a great day and a miserable one. So what should you wear? Let’s dive into…

Navigating Rudder Types: A Comprehensive Guide for Boaters

Ahoy, fellow boaters! Have you ever thought about what propels boats forward and how they maneuver in the water? The answer lies in a boat’s rudder. Without a rudder, your vessel would be like a leaf floating in the wind—directionless and adrift! In this blog post, we’ll take a deep dive into different types of…

Lithium Life: All You Need to Know About the Best Marine Batteries

If you’re a boater, you know that batteries are an essential part of your kit. But what kind should you choose? Lead-acid batteries have been the default for years, but more and more boaters are now turning to lithium batteries for their power needs. Here’s a quick rundown of why lithium batteries might be the…

Navigating the Waters: A Guide to Choosing Between Row Boats and Canoes

When it comes to small watercraft, there are many options to choose from, including row boats and canoes. These two types of boats are popular for recreational activities such as fishing, exploring, or simply enjoying a day on the water. However, there are some key differences between the two that may influence your decision on…

Funny Sailboat Names: A Great Collection for Boat Owners

If you’re a boat owner, you know that giving your vessel the perfect name is an important and exciting task. After all, your boat’s name is a representation of your personality and style, and it’s something that will be with your boat for its entire life. Choosing the right name can be tough, but with…

Testing the Limits of Pontoon Boats: How Fast Can They Go?

If you’re considering getting a pontoon boat, you may be wondering how fast you can go. After all, who doesn’t want to cruise the open waters at top speeds? But when it comes to pontoon boats, it’s not all about speed. In this article, we’ll break down what factors affect pontoon boat speeds and why…

River Jet Boats – Get Ready to Feel the Rush! 

When it comes to boats, there’s no denying that jet boats are a unique breed. From their external propellers and powerful engines to their shallow draft and extreme shallow-water capabilities, they offer boaters of all kinds a fast, thrilling ride. But which one is right for you? Let’s take a look at some of the…

The Long and Winding Road: How Long Does It Take to Sail Around the World?

For centuries, sailors have been captivated by the idea of circumnavigating the globe. It’s a challenge that has inspired many to take on their own adventure and explore the world from a unique perspective. But how long does it take to sail around the world? That’s what we’re here to find out!  Are you dreaming…

Finding the Best Vacuum for Your Boat 

Cleaning a boat is no easy feat. It’s not just about finding the right cleaner, but also having the right vacuum to get the job done. And let’s face it, if you own a boat, you know how tricky it can be to find vacuum cleaners that can fit into tight spaces and still have…

From California to Japan in a Boat – What You Need to Know 

Are you looking for a way to get from the United States of America to the Land of the Rising Sun? Sure, there are airplanes and other modes of transport. But what about taking a boat? It sounds like an adventure! If this is something that you’ve been considering, then read on. This blog post…

Mounting a Trolling Motor? We’ve Got You Covered! 

Have you ever considered outfitting your boat with a trolling motor? Installing a motor can be intimidating, but with the right know-how and tools, it’s actually quite simple. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the basics of mounting a trolling motor on an aluminum boat. So let’s get started!  If you’ve ever dreamed of taking…

Boating Through Life – A Guide to Different Types of Boats 

With the summer season fast approaching, it’s time to get your sea legs ready and explore the great outdoors. Whether you’re an experienced boater or a novice looking to get their feet wet, this comprehensive guide will have all the answers you need. From types of boats to human error, dive in and learn everything…

Choosing the Best Dry Suit for Your Next Sailing Adventure

Ahoy, sailors! Want to stay warm and dry while sailing in cold water? Then you need a dry suit. Not sure what a dry suit is or how it works? Don’t worry—we’ve got you covered. Read on for everything you need to know about the best dry suits for sailing, from a waterproof zipper to…

Skiff vs Jon Boat: Which is the Right Boat for You? 

When you’re in the market for a boat, there’s an overwhelming array of options. It can be tricky to decide which one will best suit your needs — and make sure you don’t end up with a boat that’s too big or too small for what you want to do in it. But don’t worry!…

What Size Pontoon Boat is Right for You? 

If you’re in the market for a pontoon boat, then you know that one of the most important considerations when choosing your perfect vessel is deciding on the right size. But with so many options available, it can be hard to know which size is best for your needs. Whether you’re looking for something compact…

Boater’s Guide to Finding the Perfect Hat

When it comes to boating, there are a few things you need to consider. The first is sun protection. The second is staying dry. And the third is fashion. Ok, maybe that last one isn’t as important as the others, but let’s be honest – we all want to look good on the water and…

Never Get Caught in the Dark With These Duck Boat Lighting Ideas

Attention jon boat owners, when it comes to duck boats, lighting is important for two reasons: safety and practicality. Good lighting allows you to see where you’re going (safety), and it also allows you to see your ducks when they’re in the water (practicality). Of course, if you’re not a duck hunter, good lighting is…

Gun Safety on the High Seas: How to Transport Firearms on Your Boat

Guns and boats, two of America’s favorite pastimes. But what’s the best way to transport firearms on a boat? In this blog post, we’ll explore the different options for transporting firearms on a boat, as well as the pros and cons of each method. We’ll also touch on some gun safety tips to keep in…

The Best Boat Seats for Big Guys (or Gals)

Being a big guy (or gal) comes with a lot of advantages. You look great in a suit, you can always reach things on high shelves, and you make an excellent cuddle buddy. But there are also some challenges that come along with being a big guy, like finding a comfortable boat seat that can…

How to Choose the Best Kayak Sail for Your Next Adventure 

So, you want to add a sail to your kayak? Sails can provide a great way to get some extra speed and power on the water, whether you’re paddling in open water or cruising around a lake. But with so many different types and styles of sails on the market and kayak sail kits, how…

How Many Hours on a Boat is a Lot?

Ahoy boat owners! You’re probably looking at your boat’s engine, or just trying to figure out the engine compartments thinking, “hey guy, car engines are so much easier”. Or maybe you don’t think that about your automobile engine, I honestly don’t know. What I do know, is that you should look at average hours when…

How to Waterproof Your Boat: A Guide for Boaters Who Like to DIY

Whether you’re a first-time boat owner or an experienced boater, it’s a good idea to know how to waterproof your wooden boat. Waterproofing your boat will help protect it from the elements and extend its life. In this blog post, we’ll give you a step-by-step guide on how to waterproof wood for a boat so…

How to Reupholster Boat Seats Without Sewing

You don’t have to be a professional upholsterer to reupholster your boat seats. With a little time and effort, you can give your boat’s interior a facelift without even breaking out the sewing machine. If you’re like most boat owners, the thought of reupholstering your own boat seats probably seems about as appealing as a…

The Most Creative Duck Boat Names of All Time

Boaters are a notoriously puckish bunch. And what better way to show off your sense of humor than by giving your boat a funny name? We’ve compiled a list of the funniest boat names of all time. So whether you’re looking for a laugh or some inspiration for your new boat, read on! After all,…

The Best (and funniest) Pontoon Boat Names

So you’ve finally done it. You saved up, did your research, and took the plunge. Congratulations, you are now the proud owner of a pontoon boat! This is a great accomplishment and you are sure to have many good times ahead. But there’s one more important step before you can start enjoying those lazy days…

The Best Aluminum Jet Boats on the Market Today

There’s no denying that aluminum jet boats have a lot to offer. They’re fast, they’re comfortable, and they look great doing it. But with so many different models on the market, it can be tough to know which one is right for you. To help you make your decision, we’ve put together a list of…

How long does it take to sail to Hawaii?

Without a doubt, sailing to Hawaii is one of the most enjoyable experiences a sailor can have. The journey is long, but it’s packed with beautiful scenery and plenty of opportunities for adventure. You’ve probably seen those commercials for Hawaiian cruises that make it look like the perfect vacation. And, let’s be honest, they are.…

The Best and Funniest Alcohol Boat Names Of All Time

AHOYYYY!!! We’re coming back at you with the 🔥 boat names!!! What’s in a name? Well, when it comes to boats, a lot! After all, this is your baby we’re talking about. You’ve spent countless hours and hard-earned dollars making her look just right. So when it comes time to christen her with a name,…

The Battle of the Anchors | How to Choose the Right Anchor for Your Boat

Have you ever been out on your boat, looked around at all the different types of anchors, and thought to yourself, “What the heck is the difference?!”. There are so many different anchors out there, how do you know which one is best for your boat? And where should you even store all of these…

How much does it really cost to rent a houseboat?

AHOYYYY!!! You beautiful, salty, seafaring, son-of-a-guns!!! So you want to rent a houseboat. Whether you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of land-based life for a week or two, or you’re planning a party on the water, there’s no denying that renting a houseboat can be a great way to have some fun. But…

Why I Chose to Live Aboard a Sailboat and What you Need to Know

There are a lot of reasons why someone might choose to live aboard a sailboat. For me, it was mostly about the cost of living and the desire for a new adventure. I had been living on the east coast and working in the corporate world for several years and I was ready for a…

Living cheap on a sailboat

Are you planning to live on a sailboat but confused as to how to plan your budget? Well, you have landed at just the right place. Through this article, we intend to tell you how you can live cheaply on a sailboat. How much does it cost to live on a sailboat? This is the…

Why Living Aboard a Boat Might Be the Best Idea Ever

For those of us who have the travel bug, there’s nothing more appealing than the idea of living on a boat. And why wouldn’t it be? There’s the endless horizon, the salty breeze, and the adventure of it all. But is living aboard a boat really all it’s cracked up to be? Let’s take a…

The Best Houseboats on the Market Today | The New Wave of Wonder

If you’re in the market for a new houseboat, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the best houseboat manufacturers in the United States such as bravada yachts, gibson boats, destination yachts, adonia yachts, adonia houseboats, sumerset houseboats and other houseboat brands. We’ll also compare…

Tow boat Randy | The Pirate Cowboy!

Tow boat Randy says stop messing up his ocean! Okay, not really. In fact, if I were a betting man, I’d have to put my money on tow boat randy being indifferent to your sustainability practices. Anyways, here we go. It was October 10th, nearing the end of a 10 hour day trip from Atlantic…

101 Funny Houseboat Names (That Don’t Make You Look Stupid)

Buying a boat is a big decision. Not only do you have to consider the type of boat, the size, and the price, but you also have to come up with a good name. And as any boater will tell you, picking a great name is serious business. There are a few things to consider…

10 Banned Boat Names (And What You Can Name Your Boat Instead)

Finding a cool name for boat owners is a time-honored tradition dating back to the early days of maritime history. For as long as boats have been around, people have been giving them names. But not all boat names are created equal. In fact, some boat names are so bad that they’ve been banned by…

Captain’s Log: A “Swell” Journey

9.27.22 (Pirate’s Cove, Tiverton, RI – King’s Park, Newport, RI – 21.2 Nautical Miles 7H 08M) This blog prides itself on keeping things honest and real. So… I can’t really go too long without acknowledging some of the challenges.  I had a bit of a rough start trying to get south. Leaving Pirate’s Cove in…

‘Bob Bitchin’ & Hurricane Fiona: The Tap Dance

WELCOME ABOARD: I am attempting to blend working/living/adventuring into the content of this blog. I’m writing unfiltered and letting it flow freely, so I might fail at times. Thanks for bearing with me as I figure it out! Ahoy again! I can’t believe it has been over 2 weeks since the first blog post! So…

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