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Best Lakes to Enjoy the Summer in Nebraska

Now that summer is here, everyone’s looking to enjoy some time outdoors. For boat owners, that means spending as much time on the water as possible. Fortunately, Nebraska has many lakes for people to choose from, some of which are ranked among the best in the nation....

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Saltwater vs. Freshwater Boats: What’s the Difference?

Summer is here again! For many of us, that means spending as much time as possible on the water. Yet depending on your location, you may be spending time on a freshwater lake or breaking the ocean waves. For those new to the boating game: yes, there are some...

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What To Look For In Quality Boat Dealers

Purchasing a boat, used or new, is a huge investment. What’s more, finding the right boat for you is only part of the process. Whether you’re going through a dealer or private party, you can’t always be sure how the buying experience will be. In short, is the seller...

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Common Questions about Purchasing a Boat

If you’re getting ready to buy a boat, these questions may be familiar to you. Below are some typical answers. How much can I afford to spend? Most people make monthly payments. Know how much of your monthly disposable income you can devote to a boat budget. Subtract...

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Basic Boater Safety Tips: Part 2

The list of general safety tips can cover a lot of ground for those new to boating and those who need reminding. Over time, you may get overconfident and relax the rules, but this can be dangerous. Many people head out on the water without knowing the basics. The...

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Boating Safety Tips: Part 1

Many boater safety tips seem like common sense, but you would be surprised how often they are ignored, or the purpose is misunderstood. The following are 8 basics. Wearing a life jacket is a well-known rule. Any water activity requires it. Accidents happen quickly,...

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The Basics of Recreational Boating

When you decide to buy a boat, you need to think about how you want to use it. Each type of boat is designed for something very different. There are runabouts, fishing boats, sailboats, and yachts. There are made of aluminum, fiberglass, wood, composite, and various...

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New Boat Industry Statistics

If you aren’t sure whether boating is still one of the greatest outdoor passions to participate in, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has recently announced that retail sales of new powerboats are up roughly four percent in 2018 and at the highest...

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Boating Benefits

Boating offers everyone opportunities for better health and outdoor activity with family and friends. It is part of our nation’s culture and provides youth programs and numerous community boating courses. Owning or chartering a boat a great way to see and learn...

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6 Great Boating Hacks

Boating is a passion that gets under your skin and becomes a rewarding obsession. It allows you to escape daily stress, take in nature, and bond with friends and family. Take your boating experience to the next level with six simple boating hacks that maximize the fun...

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Planning Your Summer Boating Activities

Want to get an early start on summer activities on your boat? Take a look at boat rentals, clubs, and events in your area and get the most out of the season. Start with a simple online search or ask your local marina for information on raft-ups, fishing trips,...

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A Boater’s Guide to Useful Knots

Tying ropes is part of sailing and boating. There are a crazy number of types of knots for various uses handed down through history. Just a few can be extremely helpful because you will likely need them on a regular basis.  Here is a list starting with the common...

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