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Are New Boat Prices Getting Out of Hand?

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There is an old saying that says nothing is guaranteed except death and taxes.I’d like to add one more thing to that list:The price of new boats rises faster than the price of anything else.Yes, we all know that it’s a fact of life that prices generally go up.A loaf of bread today costs more than a loaf of bread when I was a kid.It should then be no surprise that a new boat today costs more than a new boat did 10 years ago.If you have been around boats for as long as I have (or even just a few years), you know that to be true.

Is it just me or does it seem that the price of new boats is rising exponentially?Sure, the newest floating toy does have technology that older boats do not but prices seem to be getting a bit out of hand.This cannot be more true than when looking at some of the newest pontoon boats on the market today.


The first time I realized this was earlier this year when I made my annual pilgrimage to the Atlanta Boat show.While not the biggest or best boat show in the co…

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Prepping Your Boat For a Storm

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Well, here we are again.It’s the middle of summer and hurricane season is ramping up.This is the time of year when we start to wonder what this year’s storm season will bring.If you have a boat within a couple hundred miles of the coast, it’s always in the back of your mind.The high winds and large waves that come along with these storms can damage your boat.  If your boat is on the coast, the storm surge can capsize it or smash it into docks, other boats or the shore.So what should you do if one of these storms starts heading towards your boat?Here are some suggestions on how you can make your boat storm ready.

1.Check Your Insurance – After you have suffered a loss is not the time to discover that you did not have adequate insurance.Make sure you review your insurance policy to see what it does and does not cover.If it is lacking, make the changes now.Don’t forget that if a named storm is already headed your way, most insurance companies will not allow you to add or change a policy.


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Boating Videos to Help You Pass the Time

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So you are sitting at work or maybe in a waiting room waiting for your car’s oil to be changed.You really wish you were on your boat instead.Since you are not on your boat, why not take this opportunity to pull out your mobile device or log onto your computer and take a look at some cool boating videos.Here is a collection of what I think are some pretty exciting boating videos that you may enjoy.

Lightning Strikes Sailboat

Okay, so maybe this is the reason why I don’t own a sailboat.Imagine having your boat tied up to the dock and out of the blue, mother nature chooses it to release some electrical tension.Maybe it has something to do with that 40 foot lightning rod in the middle!

Lightning Strikes Sailboat

Yacht Falls Off Trailer

If you have ever had trouble trying to trailer your boat, maybe this will make you feel better.After all, these guys are supposed to be professionals, right?

Yacht Falls Off Trailer


Kayaker Fends Off Shark

Have you ever felt like you were being followed?T…

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