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  • Buying a Used Boat: Five Overlooked Things to Check
    by boatmatrixnews on July 20, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Buying a used boat is a busy time. You’ve been scouring the ads to be able to pounce on the model you want as soon as it becomes available. There’s a lot to consider and even more things to inspect, and that’s where the trouble can start. Buyers place a lot of emphasis on a […]

  • Setting & Retrieving an Anchor
    by boatmatrixnews on June 23, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Once an acceptable anchor is selected and ground tackle assembled, effective anchoring depends on good site selection and use of proper placement procedures. Anchor from the bow of the boat — attaching an anchor to the stern can swamp and upset a boat in bad weather. Placing and recovering a boat anchor is a sequentia […]

  • Family Fishing: Essential Gear and Tips To Get You Going
    by boatmatrixnews on June 2, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Anyone who knows me will tell you that I fully embrace the old saying, “A bad day fishing is better than a good day at the office.” My addiction to fishing started with my father, who was an avid angler. He handed me an old tackle box, a small fishing rod tipped with a hook and […]

  • Tow Sports Etiquette
    by boatmatrixnews on May 16, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Surfing behind a boat on an endless wave, without the need to hold on to a towrope, is one of the most liberating feelings you can get on the water. Because of that, count me among the recent converts to the wakesurfing craze that’s sweeping through the boating culture. But at the last Miami Internationa […]

  • 7 CLUES THAT IT’S TIME TO TAKE A BOATER SAFETY COURSE
    by boatmatrixnews on May 1, 2017 at 6:08 pm

      When you sign up for a boater safety course, you’re taking an important step toward being a responsible boater. It doesn’t matter if you have been a boater for years or if you are new to boating, you can brush up on your existing knowledge and learn the current rules on how to practic […]