Complete Coverage

As the boat product manager for Progressive Insurance, I’ve helped many boaters land policies to keep them worry free on the water. While spending tim

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Hard Over

While routine and scheduled maintenance are typically determined by annual usage and environmental conditions among other factors, boats need care and

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Empty Handed

The sport we enjoy so much is actually quite dangerous to our health—perhaps the reason why hardcore anglers go to such extremes to get their next fix

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Sizzling Sensation

Although the Sunshine State often times lives up to its tourist-inviting nickname, the tropical sea breeze and humid climate enjoyed by so many combin

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Florida’s Best Marinas

Whether you’re taking on fuel and ice, looking for a weekend getaway or investing in a permanent wet slip, marinas play a key role in the boating life

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Save Yourself

After careful consideration, it has come to our attention that many boaters put too much reliance on life jackets and inflatable life rafts. Without a

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Gone With The Wind

If you’ve spent enough time on the water then you are well aware of the fact that flats fishing is forever interlocked with the wind. A part of life w

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Inflatable Life Rafts

Interested in learning more about your favorite pastime? Anglers and boaters rarely consider the tremendous effort required to design and manufacture

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Battle The Elements

Although the approaching winter season brings unruly conditions that force many anglers to seek shelter, with the appropriate foul weather gear you wi

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Jam Packed

Fortunately, most people around the world haven’t had enough close encounters with jellyfish to really build up a grudge. Free-swimming predators that

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Off The Starboard Bow

Many anglers and boaters may not know it, but with a few strategic clicks on the Internet you can have access to near real-time oceanographic measurem

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Jump In!

Grab your snorkel gear and capitalize on Florida’s readily available fresh seafood, that’s what. Depending on your location around the state, wonderfu

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Gone In 60 Seconds

Sadly, boat and trailer theft is a serious issue. According to BoatU.S. statistics, approximately 12,000 trailerable boats are stolen annually across

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Navigate At Night

To the inexperienced, safely navigating a boat at night can be a truly hair-raising experience. Without sufficient light, everything appears different

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Locked & Unloaded

The days when Black Beard ruled the savage seas are long gone, although modern day marauders do exist in poverty-stricken areas of the world. Not to s

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Slam On The Breaks

When it comes to getting connected and staying connected, it should be fairly obvious that it’s all about being in the right place at the right time.

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Ditch Your Dinosaur

It seems that not too long ago we were all toting around beepers, with the select few outfitted with cumbersome cellular telephones the size of bricks

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Shallow Minded

Picture yourself perched atop a casting platform overlooking a lush grass flat as the sun peeks over the horizon. There isn’t a ripple on the water ex

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A Tidal Affair

While many things in life are uncertain, there’s one thing you can always count on. Tides will rise and fall due to the combination of the sun and the

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She Likes It Rough

It’s Friday afternoon and NOAA just upped the ante with their latest advisory. SATURDAY: SEAS 4 TO 6-FEET. SEAS HIGHER IN THE GULF STREAM. DOMINANT PE

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Keep Kids Connected

While enjoying a beautiful day on the water is a great way to spend time with children, it’s extremely important to promote basic safe boating practic

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Zero to Hero

Technology has certainly evolved over the last decade. Yet, even with state-of-the-art multi-function displays at our fingertips, some things are stil

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Peace Of Mind

Although modern propulsion systems, sophisticated GPS units and onboard safety equipment offer peace of mind on the water, it’s always a good idea to

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Life Rafts

While it’s common knowledge that life vests and signaling instruments are essential safety devices required by the United States Coast Guard, most boa

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Theft Prevention Tips

Boat and marine-related thefts are on the rise and with over 1-million registered vessels in the state of Florida, criminals have plenty of options to

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Inflatable Life Vests

There’s no arguing the fact that life vests save lives. However, the truth of the matter is that most boaters purchase U.S.C.G. approved personal flot

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Dynamic Duo

Of all of the innovations introduced over the years, it is possible that two in particular stand out as the most useful pieces of shallow water fishin

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EVA Non-Skid

Have you ever wondered what goes into producing the tackle, gear and accessories we use today? Anglers and boaters often take for granted the tremendo

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Seasickness?

Nothing can spoil a great day on the water faster than a severe case of seasickness. While a common problem for many, this uncomfortable condition occ

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Personal Locator Beacons

Heading offshore in pursuit of angling glory, even on a seemingly calm day can entail risks that may lead to a life-threatening situation. And while y

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High & Dry

If you’re serious about protecting your favorite investment, it’s time you consider a boat lift. In doing so, the following overview will provide a ro

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Terror On The Highway

Whether you’re a novice angler or seasoned seaman you need to remember that corrosion doesn’t discriminate. Repeated immersion in saltwater, as well a

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White Knuckle Nightmares

If you’ve spent enough time on the water you’re well aware that conditions can change in a matter of minutes. Far too often small to mid-size boaters

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Essentials

If you’ve spent enough time on the water you’re probably well aware of the fact that our favorite pastime is not easy on the wallet. Whether it’s a fu

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‘Abandon Ship!’

What is there to know about fire extinguishers? In the event of a fire, you just grab one pull the trigger and shoot, right? Unfortunately, this casua

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Seas 2 Feet or Less

The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, (NOAA) is a division of the United States Department of Commerce. NOAA enriches life through sc

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