Should You Rent Your Boat Out on a P2P Platform?

How much money can you actually make using companies like GetMyBoat to find customers? The past two years saw record boat sales for first-time boat buyers. While everyone knows that boats are expensive to own, the full scope of the cost is often not realized until you’re at the marina — insurance, boat storage, fuel, …

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How Much Do Bass Boats Weigh? (17+ Examples)

The weight of a bass boat can vary widely, mainly depending on the length of the boat, the material used in the hull, and the size and amount of engines, gear, and fuel on board. Below I’ve given some averages, but continue reading to get a much more specific answer to this question depending on …

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How Much Do Center Console Boats Weigh? (10+ Examples)

Both inshore and offshore fishermen can take advantage of center console boats as there is a wide variety of models. This means there also is a wide variety of weights when it comes to center consoles, mostly depending on the length of the boat and what material the hull is constructed from. In general, center …

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Why Are Boats So Expensive? (Simply Explained)

When comparing boats to other vehicles such as cars or RVs, they seem to cost unreasonably more. There are many different reasons for this; however, here’s a quick summary of the top reasons: Boats are usually built by hand and not mass-produced in a mega factory. This means the labor cost is very high for …

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Why Are Boats Called She? (9 Reasons)

Why are boats called she? It’s a question that has likely been asked since the first boat was christened with a feminine pronoun. Some people have wondered, but overall, it’s always hard to find one answer for it.  The thing is, there is no one answer to this question because there are hundreds of theories. …

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How Many Fenders Do You Need For Your Boat?

Fenders do a great job of protecting your boat from docks or other boats. However, making sure you know which ones to get, how many you need, and where to place them is very important. You should have 1 fender per side for every 5-10 feet of boat, and no boat should have less than …

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Boat Loan Term Length: How Long Can They Be?

Getting accepted for a boat loan can be very exciting as your dreams of conquering the water are finally coming true. However, understanding the length of the loan is essential, especially when it comes to highly depreciating items such as boats. Most lenders allow boat loan terms of 15 years; however, some allow up to …

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How Often Should You Change Lower Unit Oil?

Lower unit oil lubricates your lower unit (also known as a gearbox) and helps prevent wear and tear. However, just like all oil, lower unit oil wears out and needs to be replaced. After consulting with multiple marine engine mechanics and reading manufacturer owner’s manuals, here is how often you should replace your lower unit …

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How To Rent Out Your Boat? (Simple Guide)

“I got out on my boat as much as I wanted this season!”  Unfortunately, these are not words I hear often. Despite our best efforts, life tends to become much busier than we imagined. This also means that one of the first things to be put on the back burner is a ride on your …

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The Best Vehicles for Towing Bass Boats

Imagine…today’s the day you go to pick up your new bass boat. Whether it’s brand new off the lot or you’re buying it used, there’s one thing you know for sure, you want to protect this investment and stay safe in the process.  After confirming that the trailer is solid and up to the task, …

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