Many buyers have the misconception that shopping for a trailerable boat (16 to 25 feet) is easier and involves a less-detailed inspection than when purchasing a larger vessel.
How to Choose Marine Electronics
Boaters looking to buy electronics have more shopping choices than ever. In addition to traditional full-service marine electronics dealers, there are Internet-based sellers, big-box stores and mass retailers offering equipment at attractive prices. But you should understand that while buying from discounters can save money initially, it could cost you more in the long run.
Don't wait until the last minute to prepare your boat for spring
Before you launch
With $5-a-gallon gas looming at the fuel dock, many owners are looking at their engines and running gear to be sure their boats are operating at peak efficiency. Some are also looking at the gear they carry aboard to determine whether all of it is necessary. Less stuff means less weight, which could mean decreased fuel consumption.
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