BOATING GUIDES

First and foremost, what do I mean by “peeing”? Most motors include a cooling system that uses external water. External water is routed through cooling tunnels before exiting the engine through the “pee hole.” You have witnessed it! The motor appears to be whizzing around everywhere it goes. This keeps

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Why is my boat motor not peeing?

Gears are an essential part of the vehicle proportion system as they help increase the speed of the model. They also help cars utilize power and energy efficiency. I have been wondering, “Do boats have gears?” If they do, are they like vehicle gears? On the other hand, if they

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Do Boats Have Gears?

Do you have a small boat that steers to the right every time you let go of the steering? This can be extremely dangerous and terrifying. A boat uses a propeller that is responsible for clockwise or anticlockwise motion.Depending on the type, the propeller’s force can twist the boat on

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Why is my boat pulling to the right?

Rooster tails usually occur when the propeller shaft is facing upwards. Therefore, the boat is trimmed up too much. Additionally, when the prop rides high in the water, the water comes off its tip; this forms a rooster tail. While writing this post, I also discovered that the faster the

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How do boats make rooster tails?

You can use a bow rail or set two low steps on a floating pier to get an older adult to the boat. Older people need to be treated with caution. They are always delicate. So, if an older person is involved in anything I always do, I always have

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How do get the elderly into boats?

Navigating around the ocean is one of my best hobbies that I enjoy. Once you have discovered how to operate a boat, it will be your best act anytime you feel you want to do anything to refresh your brain. However, you can enjoy a boat ride but riding it’s

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How to start a boat without a key?

Quality boat wraps can last five to seven years or more, depending on the use, maintenance, type of vinyl wrap, and exposure to the elements. Summer is here, and if you own a boat, I am sure you can’t wait to get back to the water and explore. The water

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How long do boat wraps last?

To know if your boat motor is locked up, you will need to check the health of every cylinder if compression is enabled. Locked-up doesn’t always mean the crankshaft will turn as usual. Instead, it means it’s immobile. The piston is normally stuck within a cylinder, and that makes it

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How to Tell if Boat Motor Is Locked Up?

A cracked engine block on your boat hinders its performance. So, knowing what to look out for if you suspect such a problem is essential. If you can spot the symptoms of a cracked engine block early, then you can get the necessary solutions. In this post, I tell you

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5 Ways to Tell if a Boat Engine Block is Cracked

Despite taking good care of my boat for several decades, I have noticed that it is starting to look a little ragged after many years on the water, necessitating a fresh coat of paint to give it a new appearance. While deciding on the best paint to use, I questioned

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Is boat paint the same as car paint?

Nowadays, boats come in a wide array of sizes and shapes. The same is expected with their hulls. However, no matter the variety of hulls, you only need to know that they can do one of two things. Some hulls ride on top of the water while others displace water.

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Which Type Of Hull Rides On Top Of The Water Rather Than Pushing The Water Aside?

Sailing is a fun way of getting to anywhere you'd like to go. If you've never been sail cruising through the water, you are missing out. Sailing provides you with a gentle experience when caressing the ocean's surface. You get to enjoy a beautiful sight. For the boat to handle

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What Does A Sailboat Keel Do?

Boats that cannot go over 3000 RPM with load have mechanical or maintenance issues. Usually, boats can comfortably go between 4800 and 6000 rpm, and anything less than that signals a problem. However, if they have a load, the rotations should be at least 3000. I will show you why

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My Boat Won’t Go Over 3000 Rpm Under Load, Why? (Solutions)

Regular boat maintenance is key to having a boat that’s safe, reliable and easy-to-run. No matter the size of the boat, maintenance is a continuous process that requires you to give attention to your vessel. Inboard boat maintenance targets the boat’s engine and it sees to it that the engine

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4 Recommended Maintenance Activities For Inboard Boats

Sailing is fun and relaxing. I have a sail that I use for relaxing, during sundown. Not only does my sail help me to relax, but it also keeps me busy. From time to time, I keep myself busy maintaining my sail. Some people mistakenly think that the sail does

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4 Different Parts Of A Sail And Their Uses

Sailing appears easy. Most people think they can simply hop onto a sail and then get moving. Sailing is different from paddling a boat. I know this because I have a sail and a paddle boat. My twelve-year-old daughter knows how to paddle the boat. However, when it comes to

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4 Best Bay Area Sailing Schools

A tugboat captain earns approximately $101,000 per year in the USA or £46,000 per year in the UK. However, the amount varies depending on experience and location. So if you are a tugboat captain looking for a job, consider high paying regions to earn extra. DISCLOSURE: TeamOrigin.com is reader supported

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Tugboat Captain Salaries, How Much Do They Earn?

In this article, you are going to see more about the world of sailing. There are different types of sails used in  specific boats. Check out some of the names of sails listed below to find out the most common sails names... DISCLOSURE: TeamOrigin.com is reader supported so if you

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Names Of Sails: What Are The Most Common Types Of Sails?

Do you dream of sailing around the entire world? Are you constantly thinking about being aboard, travelling overseas and enjoying what the world has to offer? Then you have come to the right page! I will do my best to give you a clear answer on how long it takes

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How Long Does It Take To Sail Around The World?

Sailing is a fun and enjoyable activity for everyone, no matter the experience level. Mastering how to sail a primary boat is effortless. I encourage beginners to practice in the right environment as they can gain considerable experience with time. Since most beginners make the mistake of picking the wrong

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3 Best Small Sailboats For Beginners

DISCLOSURE: TeamOrigin.com is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.The maximum speed of a sailboat varies depending on the purpose and size.With that said, most

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How Fast Can A Sailboat Go?

DISCLOSURE: TeamOrigin.com is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.Here are some common, frequently asked questions about boat hulls.What Is The Hull Of A Boat?The

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Boat Hulls: Frequently Asked Questions

The hull is the portion of your boat that rides both in and on top of the water.There are no masts, sails, rigging, or any machinery or equipment attached to the hull.This is the part of the boat that does all the work to allow a boat to do what

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What Type of Boat is Most Likely To Have A Planing Hull?

How much does a boat weigh?That’s a difficult question, because there are so many types of boats, in different shapes and sizes, with different purposes. You could be curious as to how much any boat weighs, or you may be curious if you will be able to tow a certain boat

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How Much Does A Boat Weigh?

Hulls, literally the body of any boat or ship.Every boat has a hull, it is the watertight body of a ship or a boat, the hull may open at the top like in a dinghy, it may be fully or partially covered with a deck, you may have a deck

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What Kind of Hulls Do Most Sailboats and Large Cruisers Have?

Every boat will have a certain type of hull, some will have a planing hull, or a ‘V’ hull, some will have a flat-bottomed hull, and others will have a displacement hull.Depending on what the type of boat is used for and the speeds it is expected to travel at

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Deep V Hulls Operate Best In What Type Of Water Conditions?

So you have just bought a new boat and are ready to set sail. All you have left to do is to mount the compass to help you with navigation. Mounting it in the wrong place could lead to time being wasted, and could potentially even be a danger if

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Where Should A Boat Compass Be Mounted?

A transom on a boat (or boat transom) is the vertical area at the back of the boat.The back of the boat is also known as the rear, at least in nautical terms, and can be thought of as the palace where the hard work happens.Typically a transom will be

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What Is A Transom On A Boat?

Boat owners must know the crucial details of their vessel as compliance with federal law is paramount in ensuring that the boat is used safely. A capacity plate is either positioned near the operator or on the transom of the vessel and must be displayed on boats that measure less than

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Under Federal Law, Which Type Of Boat Must Have A Capacity Plate?

Have you ever thought about packing up your life and heading off to live on a sail boat?Well, you are not the only one.Living on a sail boat can become quite difficult at times, but if this is something that you are seriously considering, then you might be wondering about

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Living On A Sailboat (Pros, Cons, Warnings)

There is nothing quite like sailing a sailboat.Whether small, or large, these types of boats are simple, yet stunning.With a sailboat, you can enjoy the pleasures of being on the open water, whether it is a day cruising across a lake, or sailing along the coast.What is so beautiful about

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7 Different Types Of Sailboats And Their Differences