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” […]

6 Fun or Helpful New Items for Boat Owners

The Houston Boat Show is billed as the largest indoor show in the country.  I recently visited the 2019 show in search of fun or helpful new products to aid boat owners.  Below are my top 6 items, in no particular order. Thirst Mate On those really hot summer days, we will sometimes jump into […]

Boat Dock Grips

Best Boat Cleaning Products: Unbiased Review

Detailing your boat can be a confusing and labor-intensive process.  There are many different surfaces to clean and dozens of products available for each.  To help determine the best boat cleaning products, BoaterInput surveyed 250 boat owners to find out which brands are most popular and highest rated. Best Boat Cleaning  Products: Overall Brand Ratings […]

Boat Detailing Products

Washing and Waxing: How to Detail a Boat

Cleaning and waxing your boat is important to keep it looking nice and to protect it from the elements.  However, knowing how to detail a boat can be a challenge since there are dozens of products available that sound similar.  For example, should you use a boat wash or a hull cleaner?  Both clean your […]

How to wash and wax your boat