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  • Pontoon Boats more than a party barge.
    by boatmatrixnews on October 16, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Pontoon boats may still be the ultimate “party barge,” but these versatile craft have grown far beyond the slow-moving vessel you may remember from Grandpa’s cocktail cruise. Yes, the core remains very much the same — stable pontoons below, topped by an abundance of seating above. Today’s craft, however, increasingly feature plusher seats and lounges, […]

  • Where to Find Fish in Freshwater
    by boatmatrixnews on June 7, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    Before catching fish, anglers must locate them. Unless you live in the middle of the great southwestern deserts there should be a body of fishable water within an hour of your home. You can find fish nearly anywhere there is a body of water large enough to provide food, oxygen and cover. If you hav […]

  • Tips for First-Year Boat Maintenance
    by boatmatrixnews on May 10, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    Tips for First-Year Boat Maintenance Story by: Discover Boating. Original Article You bought a boat. Now how do you maintain it? Just keep the following three points in mind, and the first year with a new boat should be smooth sailing. First off, engines, steering equipment, water pumps and anything else aboard that moves w […]

  • Boating Tips: 3 Tips for Captaining a Pontoon Boat
    by boatmatrixnews on April 4, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    This video was originally posted at Anyone captaining a pontoon boat needs to be aware of how they act, which is a bit different from regular V-hulls. These three boating tips will help any new pontoon boater get used to handling their pontoon boat. So join Senior Editor Lenny Rudow, for a quick […]

  • Choosing the right life jacket!
    by boatmatrixnews on February 22, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Check out this video on choosing the right life jacket. You have options. […]

Shrink Wrap Boat Storage….Dangers and Long Term Effects

Shrink Wrap or plastic film boat storage seems like a cheaper alternative to traditional inside boat storage. Signs all over the roads, telephone poles and highways for shrink wrap…$15/ft. $18/ft, $25 or $37.95/foot…but are we sacrificing environmental protection for our boat or even doing harm versus inside storage? You can Google search this for yourself….there are significant risks and problems associated with plastic wrap storage programs the most common of which is black unhealthy mold.