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Even Your Boat Needs A New Purse

  With the reliability of motors way up, we often forget they can break.  Now this is not intended to turn you into a super boat fixer. However, having some basic tools on board will help you in the even you want to tighten, loosen, replace or stick something.  It’s also good if someone else comes on board to help.  So stick to the essentials, pliers, screw driver and wrench, but also add a multi tool which can be very helpful.  Then of course duct tape – I know, I’m big into duct tape.  A scissors is another good idea because they always come in handy.  The flashlight on your phone is nice, but it’s also great to have a...

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What Overlooked Thing Do You Need to Set The World On Fire?

  Tip #7A fire extinguisher is an important feature on your boat and one that is overlooked as that “thing” you have to have.Well, every year we need to complete “fire training” at the marina and here are some helpful tips to keep in mind.If you are ever in a situation where you must use a fire extinguisher, remember PASS – that’s Pull the pin, Aim at the base of the fire, Squeeze the handle, and Sweep from side to side.That’s your very quick “how to use” a fire extinguisher.The other couple of tips to keep in mind, check your fire extinguisher and make sure it’s still “charged’ meaning the dial is in the acceptable range. Remember, this is a...

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Plunk... Gurgle... I Hope You Have Insurance on Your Cell Phone

  Tip #3 Other than keeping your phone in your car, how do you make sure you have a dry phone onboard? Well, it’s not super difficult.  Sure… there are more ways for it to get wet, but other than dropping it overboard get a dry bag. A dry bag can come in handy for your clothes, wallet, purse, cash… and phone.  But what if you want to use your phone. Insert rolling eyes… you’re on a boat, other than checking the GPS, Weather, or submitting your photos to Pontoon Girl (hint) – enjoy the beautiful nature around you!  Put the phone in a dry bag… ok but you can also get a waterproof case, preferably one that floats. What...

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