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We love boats and boating. Here at BD Outdoors our articles cover marine repair, boat motor repair, boat fiberglass repair, boat trailer repair and more. We don't just tell you how to enjoy your boat but how to keep it ship shape. We mainly cover fishing boats but most of the maintenance articles are universal for sail, river and racing boats and anything else that floats. We also cover trailer repair and review marine electronics. We also have a huge section for boating classifieds where you will find Parker, Bertram Yachts, Viking Yachts, Boston Whaler, Grady White, Hatteras Yachts and more at discounted boat prices. Our interactive community forums are loaded with boat enthusiasts that are waiting to answer your boating questions. You might even get one of them to volunteer to help fix your boat in trade for a spot on your crew. There are some very talented boat mechanics on the forums that give up free boating advice every day!

USCG Boating Survey

The United States Coast Guard announced today that its 2011 National Recreational Boating Survey is underway, conducted by the market research firm ICF Macro....

Fire Rescue at Sea

On Labor Day weekend, Legendary Capt. Mike “the Beak” Hurt was at the helm of Chiqelin, looking for striped marlin off the Southern California...

Furuno Forum Launched

As marine electronics evolve, it's easy to become overwhelmed with all of the features and functions available. We've all had to open up the...

Furuno WASSP – Mapping the Bottom

One of the most basic rules of fishing is that you must fish over fish to catch fish — that means you have to...

Life Jacket Loaner Program | Need to Borrow a Kid-Sized Life Jacket?

Whether you're a private boater or fish on a sport boat, you should always know where the life jackets or personal flotation devices (PFDs)...

Scooping Up Florida Scallops

Each year thousands of recreational anglers descend on the Florida Gulf Coast in search of tasty scallops. Hunting down bay scallops along this quiet...

SIMRAD NSS & NSE Touch Screen System | Touch and Go

Simrad recently invited several members of the Southern California outdoor media to a demo day in Long Beach to show off their latest toys....
surface iron

Learn How To Cast a Surface Iron 2.0

We all need to learn how to cast a surface iron, or maybe even re-learn. The way people fish surface iron has changed more...
Raymarine AIS

New Raymarine AIS Units

Raymarine recently introduced two Automatic Identification System (AIS) units that help boaters safely navigate busy waters. AIS operates on the VHF maritime band and...

Protect the Future Reliability of GPS – Don’t Mess with GPS!

The nation's largest boat owners' group, BoatUS, hand delivered more than 15,000 comments from concerned boaters, sailors and anglers to the Federal Communications Commission...
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