Monthly Archives: May 2014


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Six Ways to Get Your Kids to Love Fishing


Author: Discover Boating

LundFamilyFishing 1859There are few things better, as a parent or grandparent, than spending some time fishing with a young one. Not only does it get them off the couch and into the great outdoors, it teaches them patience and provides them with a sense of accomplishment when they reel one in. Below you will find a few ways to make your children’s weekend fishing trip as enjoyable as possible.

Get Them Interested - Geoffrey Ratte recently did an interview with FOX news to promote a great resource for angler parents called the Fishing Kids program. It’s designed to get kids interested in fishing and strengthen their reading at the same time. You can check out www.fishingkids.com to find books, gear, toys and more. Continue reading


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Five New Extreme Watersports


Author: Michael Perulli

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Wakesurfing and wakeboarding have quickly become two of the most popular watersports (check out our beginner’s tips for wakeboarding and how to start wakesurfing if you want to give them a try), but every year thrill seekers push the envelope and find new ways to have fun on the water. If you’re brave enough, here are some new extreme watersports to tackle this boating season:

1. Water Scooters

Love diving and snorkeling but hate that pesky “swimming” part? Then water scooters are perfect for you! All jokes aside, water scooters are personal water propulsion devices that allow you to dive deeper and faster. The best part is, it doesn’t take a lot of practice to have fun with and you should be able to rent different makes and models at a beach near you. Continue reading


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Five Tips for Naming Your Boat


Author: Discover Boating

TaylorTransom2One of the best things about getting a new boat is deciding what to name it but, for some, it can also be challenging. Thinking of a name that has personal meaning and reflects your boating lifestyle is not always easy. That’s why we’ve put together five tips to help you develop the perfect name for your vessel.

1. Keep it Short

This is key for several reasons. You want your boat name to be short, sweet and to-the-point. A one-word name is easier to remember and, oftentimes, less is more. More importantly, you want a short boat name because during an emergency, you will have to spell out your vessel’s name over the VHF radio. The longer your boat name is, the greater chance of it being misunderstood and having to repeat it. Continue reading


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Best iPhone Weather Apps for Boating


Author: Guest Author

This is a guest post by Steve Rosenberg.

If you’re a boater, you know that sometimes your day on the water can revolve completely around the weather and it can be more than just a matter of inconvenience and a few wet towels. Keeping tabs on the weather can help you avoid some of the rough stuff and get you and your crew back to the marina safely. Why not take advantage of some incredible technology available on your smartphone? Below are some handy iPhone apps available to help you stay ahead of the weather while making the most of every boating day.

NOAA SuperRes Radar HD — $2.99

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You might as well go straight to the source if you’re looking for on-the-spot, up-to-date weather maps. Since the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) spends all day focused on the oceans and the atmosphere, you can bet you’re getting a spin-free look at what’s really going on. With a super-high-resolution display, this app simply gives you much more real-time detail than any other option. Continue reading


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Introducing the new Discover Boating website and Boating Blog!


Author: Michael Perulli

newWe are thrilled that Discover Boating has launched its shiny, new-look website that will feature updated content and a new web design that will give visitors the same experience whether surfing on their laptop, tablet or mobile phone.

We are just as proud to share that the new Boating Blog is up and running too! The Boating Blog will feature posts about watersports, sailing, fishing, boat shows, local events, contests and all things boating. Our goal is to provide boaters with fun, informative and timely articles about the boating lifestyle.

We will be posting new content several times a week with guest contributions from professionals within the industry. We want you to enjoy your time on the water as much as we do, but when you aren’t making the most of your free time, stop by and check us out.

Happy Boating!