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  • Simple Family Boat Trips: Just Like Comfort Food
    by boatmatrixnews on August 8, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Whether it’s mac and cheese or a classic pot roast dinner, good comfort food puts you at ease. It brings you back to your happy place, where easy bliss and nostalgia automatically improve whatever you’re doing. A good boat trip can be like that, too. While we love the glitz and glamour of new cruising […]

  • 10 Ways Boat Trips Are Good For the Soul
    by boatmatrixnews on August 8, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    Boat trips are just plain good for the soul. The sense of peace and tranquility that can be restored to you while gently rocking on the waves is undeniable. Although, if you need more reasons to take a boat trip, or are trying to convince someone else why a boat trip is well worth t […]

  • Buying a Used Boat: Five Overlooked Things to Check
    by boatmatrixnews on July 20, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Buying a used boat is a busy time. You’ve been scouring the ads to be able to pounce on the model you want as soon as it becomes available. There’s a lot to consider and even more things to inspect, and that’s where the trouble can start. Buyers place a lot of emphasis on a […]

  • Setting & Retrieving an Anchor
    by boatmatrixnews on June 23, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Once an acceptable anchor is selected and ground tackle assembled, effective anchoring depends on good site selection and use of proper placement procedures. Anchor from the bow of the boat — attaching an anchor to the stern can swamp and upset a boat in bad weather. Placing and recovering a boat anchor is a sequentia […]

  • Family Fishing: Essential Gear and Tips To Get You Going
    by boatmatrixnews on June 2, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Anyone who knows me will tell you that I fully embrace the old saying, “A bad day fishing is better than a good day at the office.” My addiction to fishing started with my father, who was an avid angler. He handed me an old tackle box, a small fishing rod tipped with a hook and […]