Outboards vs. Sterndrives: What’s the Best Choice for You?
OK, you’ve picked out your new boat… now a crucial decision looms: the engine. There are two choices to power your craft: outboard or stern (inboard) drive. Outboards provide more room in the boat because they are installed on the transom, outside the boat. A sterndrive combines inboard power with outboard drive. The engine sits just forward of […]
Safety First: What To Know Before You Leave the Dock
Tens of thousands of lakes and rivers make Central Florida a boater’s paradise. Whether you’re enjoying fishing, cruising or watersports, it’s important to equip your boat with basic safety equipment before heading out onto the water. In fact, the state of Florida requires it. Florida law also requires anyone 21 years old or younger to […]
How to Care for your Outboard Engine
Keeping your outboard engine in good working order begins with keeping an eye on it between service center visits. Routine maintenance and inspections, plus a little TLC before and after each trip, can help keep you safe on the water and keep repair costs down. Here are a few things you can do. Before Each […]
Tips for Boating with Children
Boating is perhaps the ideal family activity. Out on a boat, kids are introduced to the wonders of the outdoors. They feel a sense of adventure cruising over the water or exploring the coastline. They experience the excitement of watersports, or the thrill that comes with catching a fish. They get to enjoy and appreciate […]