Boat Winterization Checklist

Unless you live in a warm climate and use your boat year-round, “winterizing” is important to protect your investment and ensure that is ready to go next season.  In this article, we’ve developed a boat winterization checklist based on our recent survey of 155 boat owners in the US. DO YOU NEED TO WINTERIZE YOUR […]

Winterization Best Practices

Best Trolling Motor – Unbiased Review for 2020

Trolling motors are a critical tool to most anglers, especially in freshwater.  In this article, we identify the best trolling motor models based on our survey of 200 boaters.  And, we reveal which trolling motors are most desired among Bass Boaters, Freshwater (non-Bass) Anglers, and Saltwater boaters alike . ABOUT THE STUDY Before we get […]

Review of Trolling Motors

The Impact of Coronavirus on Boating and Fishing

The emergence of the COVID-19 crisis has clearly impacted nearly every aspect of our society. And, while there are more pressing concerns than boating and fishing, these activities are important to the lifestyle of many. In this article, we discuss the findings from a recent BoaterInput survey on the impact of Coronavirus on boating and […]

Coronavirus Impact on Boating

Where Can I Go Boating in My Area?

The Coronavirus pandemic has severely impacted many aspects of American life and boating is no exception. While getting out on the water may seem like the perfect way to practice “social distancing”, restrictions in certain areas have made this difficult or impossible. For example, in Michigan boating and fishing was prohibited for a while – […]

Covid-19 Impact on Boating

Ten Cool Marine Products that (almost) No One Will Ever Buy

The Miami International Boat Show is the premier event for boaters in the US.  Manufacturers from all over the world attend the show to display their latest boats and other products targeted for boating enthusiasts.  In this article, I identify the ten products that caught my attention while wandering the show.  And, while they might […]

Ten Cool Marine Products

Five Boat Trends from the 2020 Miami Boat Show

The Miami International Boat Show is the premier boat show in the US and is where marine manufacturers often showcase their new products for the first time.  This year, I attended the show as a speaker at a couple of industry board meetings and had the opportunity to walk the show afterward.  Below are some […]

2020 Miami International Boat Show

Top Rated Fish Finders – Research Findings

As every angler knows, the electronics on your boat are critical to your fishing success.  But with many brands and models to choose from, it can be hard to determine which brand to select.  In this article, we identify the top rated fish finders based on our survey of 250 boat owners. Most Popular Fish […]

Top Fish Finders

Washing and Waxing Video

Waxing your fiberglass boat periodically not only helps it to look nice but also protects it from the elements. In this 14-minute video, I explain the types of products to use and the process to properly wash and wax your boat. Much of the content in this video stems from my recent series of articles […]

Best Marine Deep Cycle Battery – Research Findings

Having a good deep cycle battery can make the difference between a successfully day of fishing vs. a shortened return to the dock.  In this article, we identify the most popular and top rated Deep Cycle batteries based on our recent survey of 233 boat owners. Types of Deep Cycle Batteries Deep Cycle batteries are […]

Top Rated Marine Deep Cycle Batteries

Top Rated Marine Starting Batteries

Finding the right starting battery for your boat can be confusing because there are dozens of brands and different types to choose from.  In this article, we explain the various types and identify the top rated marine starting batteries based on our survey of nearly 300 boat owners. Types of Marine Batteries Starting or “Cranking” […]