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7 Tips for Preventing Corrosion in Saltwater

Although corrosion is a persistent adversary, boaters who are proactive with basic maintenance can keep their vessels in top shape, both in appearance and performance.

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Boat Launch Basics

Launching a boat can be daunting for new boaters. But with practice and a solid handle on how to to maneuver your trailer, each successful launch will build confidence. Soon you will be able to launch your boat from the ramp like a pro.

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How to Choose a Boat Propeller

Propellers are found on every single outboard powerboat on the water. Boaters refer to them using a range of popular nicknames, including props, wheels, and screws, yet propellers are one of the least understood components in the power and efficiency equation.

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Why Fisherman Love Center Consoles

Center console boats are packed with features that help anglers chase fish, store gear, and safely navigate rough waters. If a design that prioritizes fishing and utility is important to your boating style, then a center console could be a great fit.

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Build Your Boat Repair Kit

A basic boat repair kit can help you diagnose and repair many of the issues you’ll encounter on the water.

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Spring Tune-Up Guide

Don't overlook all the little things that can play a big role in safely enjoying the water.

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Catamarans vs. Monohulls

Understanding how each boat type aligns with your fishing and boating lifestyle will ultimately guide your decision.

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Maintaining Your Fuel System

A few preventative measures can help ensure trouble-free powerboating all season

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How to choose a boat fuel tank

Materials, maintenance, and the fuel system

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Maintenance - Keep Things Running Smoothly

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Using freshwater boats in salt

This post covers what you need to know when going from freshwater to salt

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What Makes a Good Fishing Boat?

You can fish from almost any boat, but fishing boats have unique features

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Understanding deck & pontoon boats

Deck boats deliver comfort and flexibility on the water

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58 Years of Sierra

SIERRA has a 58-year history as a leading global manufacturer of aftermarket engine and drive parts for the marine industry. The SIERRA brand encompasses the full SIERRA Marine product lines, as well as expansive marine brands formerly known as Shields and Moeller.

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