Fishing
  • Boating Basics


    • If you've been thinking about getting out on the water, this is the guide for you!  We'll help you find and buy the right boat, show you the best way to haul and store your new boat, and how to have fun along the way. 
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    • Understanding the different parts of your boat is just the start to safer, more responsible boating.
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    • A great resource for developing your knowledge of boating basics.
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    • Operating your boat responsibly can keep everyone safe on the lake. Learn more about safe boat handling, anchoring and gas saving tips.
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    • Guarantee the longevity and proper functioning of your boat. Learn the fundamentals of boat care. Create a seasonal maintenance schedule.
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    • Successfully hauling your boat from home to the launch, and back again, is one of the fundamentals of boating basics.
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    • There’s a lot of water out there, not to mention other boats. Learn how to find your way safely.
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    • Know, know, know your boat. The more you know about boating terms, the better boater you’ll be.
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    • How your boat handles and performs starts with the hull. When looking at a boat, start at the bottom.
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    • Learn about different engine types and how they work to make the most of your boating adventures.
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    • When you register your boat, you’re doing your part in sustaining resources that promote safe and responsible use of our nation’s waters.
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    • Boating safely starts before you even leave the shore.