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Top 10 pieces of gear for runabouts

There's a lot to be said for owning small runabouts, center consoles or bow riders. While they are affordable, easy to store and can keep everyone in the family happy, they have their limits, though, if you want to venture into coastal waters and big lakes.

But these journeys can still be done with the right 10 pieces of equipment.

Click here for a list of what BoatUS recommends should be aboard every boat 20 feet or smaller.