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Boat safety gear

Safety Gear to Keep on Your Boat

Don’t take off on a boating adventure unless you’re sure you have all the proper boat safety gear aboard! Here are a few items you’ll want to make sure to have with you before you head out on the water: PFDs (life jackets) Some boat safety gear isn’t just recommended to have on board—it’s the […]

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Boat Servicing

How Often Should You Service Your Boat

The frequency you need to bring your boat in for a boat service isn’t always straightforward. Does your engine need servicing every 100 hours? Once a year? Does skipping a service even matter? In this article, we answer all these questions and more! Where do I find the service schedule for my specific boat? Many […]

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Best Fishing Boats

Best Boats for Fishing

When it comes to fishing, there are a variety of boat options on the market that you’ll want to consider. Here are a few of the top boats to consider for serious anglers, weekend warriors, and family fishermen: Center console boats Center console boats are always a top choice for fishing. Well-loved by serious anglers, […]

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boating safety

Boating Safety in Extreme Weather

Rain, clouds, or shine— you should know how to keep yourself and your boat safe on the water in all types of weather conditions. Here’s what you need to know about boat safety in extreme weather: Can you go boating on a rainy day? Don’t let a little rain ruin your day! It’s definitely possible […]

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Pontoons sports Boats

Pontoons vs. Sports Boats

Pontoons and sports boats are both fantastic boats to take out on the water. However, they serve very different purposes. Here is what you need to know about these two types of boats before deciding which one is best for you: What is a Sports Boat? The meaning of sports boats is ever-evolving; however, it […]

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Boating Season

How to Maximize the 2023 Boating Season

Rather than get stuck on the “miserable mile” or on a busy beach, head straight to your own slice of paradise this boating season! Here are our top tips to make sure you are finding the best spots for Southwest Florida’s 2023 boating season:  Make the Miserable Mile Less Miserable The “miserable mile” is the […]

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Garmin LiveScope XR

Top Marine Electronics for 2023

If you are looking to purchase the latest and greatest marine electronics for your boat— these 2023 boat electronics won’t disappoint. Here are the top boat electronics recommended by your local Southwest Florida boat dealer, Fish Tale Boats: SimradGO7 XSR Chartplotter/Fishfinder If you purchase a new boat, like the 2023 Chaparral 21 SSi Ski & […]

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family boat

Tips for Including Kids in Boating

If you are introducing kiddos to the boating lifestyle, there are a few things to note before you hit the water! These tips, from boat dealer Fish Tale Boats, will help ensure you and the kids enjoy your boating days to their fullest: Pay Special Attention to Safety A big portion of properly preparing your […]

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Grady-White vs. Boston Whaler

Trying to make the decision between purchasing a Grady White boat or a Boston Whaler? There is no denying that both of these boats are top of their class, however, there are a few facts you should know before making a decision about which boat to buy: Engines and Performance When it comes to outboard-powered […]

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