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The Boating Library contains numerous informational pieces on boating and do-it-yourself boat maintenance. Click General Boating or Boat Maintenance, and you'll find subject matter written for the novice in our "Basics" section. Our "Articles" section contains specialized info meant for the boating aficionado. You'll also find boating product reviews, buying guides, outdoor tips and radio clips from our Outdoor World Radio Show.

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Click here to read this buying guide entitled 'Boat Buddy Trailer Accessory.'
Boat Buddy Trailer Accessory (productreview)
Trailering a boat by yourself is no fun. That's why I got the Boat Buddy.

BUYING GUIDES: (29 most recent)

Click here to read this buying guide entitled 'Don't Forget the Sunscreen.'
Don't Forget the Sunscreen (guide)
Using sunscreen, as well as other measures, can not only make your outing more enjoyable, but it can also save your life.

Click here to read this buying guide entitled 'Survival Gear Buying Guide.'
Survival Gear Buying Guide (guide)
The best survival kit is one that is never used, but it's best to be prepared just in case you need it. Here are a few things you should consider when making your survival kit.

Click here to read this buying guide entitled 'Flats Boats: Tips for Buying and Rigging.'
Flats Boats: Tips for Buying and Rigging (guide)
Skinny-water specialist Jan Maizler addresses some of the most important considerations related to choosing and outfitting a flats fishing boat.

Click here to read this buying guide entitled 'Waterfowl Boats for Small Waters.'
Waterfowl Boats for Small Waters (guide)
Looking for a boat that can ply small waters in search of ducks and geese? These tips will help you choose the right duck boat for your needs.

Click here to read this buying guide entitled 'Glossary of Binocular Terms.'
Glossary of Binocular Terms (guide)
Glossary of terms to help you understand binocular technology.

Click here to read this buying guide entitled 'Binocular Buyer's Guide.'
Binocular Buyer's Guide (guide)
Guide covering porro prisms, roof prisms and everything else you need to know to choose the right binocular for your needs.

Click here to read this buying guide entitled 'Fishing Rainwear: A Buying Guide.'
Fishing Rainwear: A Buying Guide (guide)
Find rainwear to fit your fishing needs in this detailed guide to wet-weather gear for anglers.

Click here to read this buying guide entitled 'Jon Boats in Saltwater? You Bet!.'
Jon Boats in Saltwater? You Bet! (guide)
Aluminum Jon boats cost very little to operate and can go almost anywhere -- even saltwater.

Click here to read this buying guide entitled 'Weather Instruments: A Buyer's Guide.'
Weather Instruments: A Buyer's Guide (guide)
Weather stations, weather radios, wind measuring devices -- each of these have a place in the kit of outdoor enthusiasts.

Click here to read this buying guide entitled 'Guide to Battery Chargers.'
Guide to Battery Chargers (guide)
Wet-cell, gel and AGM batteries respond to charging in different ways, and using the right battery charger with the correct settings will help preserve the life of your boat's batteries.

Click here to read this buying guide entitled 'Boat Battery Buying Guide.'
Boat Battery Buying Guide (guide)
Confused about marine batteries? This guide will help you sort through the different types and choose the ideal battery for the task at hand.

Click here to read this buying guide entitled 'Boat Seat Buyer's Guide.'
Boat Seat Buyer's Guide (guide)
Make your time on the water more enjoyable by choosing the right boat seat for your boating style and activities.

Click here to read this buying guide entitled 'Staying Hydrated.'
Staying Hydrated (guide)
Keep your thirst quenched when outdoors with these hydration solutions.

Click here to read this buying guide entitled 'Fishing Gift Guide.'
Fishing Gift Guide (guide)
Searching for gifts for your special angler? Check out these great gift ideas for folks who love to wet a line!

Click here to read this buying guide entitled 'Understanding Trailer Tire Sizes.'
Understanding Trailer Tire Sizes (guide)
A useful guide to gauging trailer tires sizes.

Click here to read this buying guide entitled 'Boat Cover Buyer's Guide.'
Boat Cover Buyer's Guide (guide)
A cover will keep your boat looking fresh and new. Here's how to choose the best cover for your boat.

Click here to read this buying guide entitled 'Dry Bag Buying Guide.'
Dry Bag Buying Guide (guide)
Dry bags are one of those special items that most serious outdoorsman never give a second thought about -- but should.

Click here to read this buying guide entitled 'Outfitting Your Fishing Canoe.'
Outfitting Your Fishing Canoe (guide)
Canoe fishing can be a good way to target your favorite fish and with the right accessories they can be quite comfortable.

Click here to read this buying guide entitled 'Deciding On a Downrigger.'
Deciding On a Downrigger (guide)
The options for running a downrigger are virtually endless - from freshwater lakes and rivers to the saltwater stretches of the ocean.

Click here to read this buying guide entitled 'Outfitting Your Feet for Fishing.'
Outfitting Your Feet for Fishing (guide)
What you choose to wear on your feet can have a direct impact on your comfort level for the day.

Click here to read this buying guide entitled 'Boat Trailer Accessory Buyer's Guide.'
Boat Trailer Accessory Buyer's Guide (guide)
The right tools and equipment are two important factors in successfully towing and launching a boat.

Click here to read this buying guide entitled 'Accessories to Keep Your Boat Organized.'
Accessories to Keep Your Boat Organized (guide)
In this Buyer's Guide, I'll discuss some of the basic boat accessories to keep your vessel organized.

Click here to read this buying guide entitled 'Choosing the Right PFD.'
Choosing the Right PFD (guide)
An informative guide to PFD types and tips for choosing a Personal Floatation Device.

Click here to read this buying guide entitled 'Choosing the Right Trolling Motor.'
Choosing the Right Trolling Motor (guide)
With so many motors on the market, how do you pick the one for you?

Click here to read this buying guide entitled 'Boater's Spring Cleaning.'
Boater's Spring Cleaning (guide)
Finding the right cleaning equipment can be a little daunting, but we'll go through it together.

Click here to read this buying guide entitled 'Finding the Right Fishfinder.'
Finding the Right Fishfinder (guide)
Every angler -- saltwater, freshwater, hardwater or kayak -- can benefit from sonar. Find out what features will benefit you most before choosing your next fishfinder.

Click here to read this buying guide entitled 'Picking Polarized Sunglasses.'
Picking Polarized Sunglasses (guide)
Just as important as your favorite lure or high-tech reel, polarized sunglasses will help you to catch more fish -- plain and simple.

Click here to read this buying guide entitled 'How to Select a Canoe.'
How to Select a Canoe (guide)
Factors to consider before purchasing the paddler's craft.
Bass Boat Buying Guide (guide)
Shop right to get the best boat deal! Learn how to narrow your options and get the rig of your dreams at a price you can afford.



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