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Sailing to Key West from ST Petersburg

Hey I want to sail to Key West this summer.. anyone have a good route and great places to anchor or stop on the way.. Id appreciate any suggestions of places to go and places to stay away from... Also time required to get there



Added by Roche on May 10, 2012 at 8:13am — 2 Comments

Boating Tampa a Must for Tarpon Hunters | Boat Tampa Bay

Surrounded by the Tampa Bay, Hillsborough County is a gem among fishing aficionados. When you boat Tampa, the county seat and largest city in Hillsborough, it’s a given that you’ll find some of the best fishing in the U.S. Snook, pompano, bass bluegill, crappie and bream are all found in the waters around Hillsborough, which is also home to 147 freshwater lakes and several rivers.

Freshwater fishing isn’t all Hillsborough has to offer visitors. Fishing…


Added by Rusty Gardner on February 28, 2012 at 10:07pm — No Comments

How to Sail a Catamaran Sailboat

Catamaran sailboats are multi-hulled ships that have two primary hulls, which are joined together by a structure that acts as the framework for the boat. These boats are popular selections for leisure and sport sailing.

Basic Facts About the Catamaran Sailboat

Catamaran sailboats, like other multiple-hulled boats, were once looked at with skepticism. Most boaters were more familiar with single-hull boats. The catamaran does offer excellent speed and stability,… Continue

Added by Captain Jonas on September 22, 2010 at 10:02am — No Comments

Boat St. Petersburg for a Full Day of Boating Fun!

Boat St. Pete Beach, Clearwater, and Boating St. Petersburg

Whether you live in the area and own a boat, or are visiting the area with a boat, St. Petersburg area in Florida offers a wide variety of boating adventures. Located along the Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, St. Pete Beach, and nearby Clearwater are all popular areas to getaway for both tourists and locals alike.

What should be your first stop by boat? St. Petersburg Pier offers fun for the whole family. Located…


Added by BoatPinellas.com on August 19, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Marine Electronic GPS Systems for Safer Boating

We don't use paper maps very much when we drive on the highway anymore, and it is fast becoming that way on the waters as well, since many boats now have Marine GPS units - portable or mounted. Boaters in larger inland waterways or on the ocean may depend on their GPS for their lives, but for many boaters, it's just an accessory that is very handy to have along. It's becoming more important to have a GPS unit on your boat, just in case you might need it. And you'll probably use it for… Continue

Added by Captain Jonas on August 10, 2010 at 11:10pm — No Comments

Water Fun 101

Water Fun 101

How to Stay Safe and Get the Most Fun Out of Tubing

Do you love getting out on the lake or ocean, and having some fun? Well, it is easy to turn a fun trip into an outstanding one. All you have to do is add the right towable tube and boat to… Continue

Added by Captain Jonas on June 7, 2010 at 11:11am — No Comments

Boat Restoration: The First Place You’d Better Sweat is Your Brain

Boating is one of the universal pass times of mankind. From the first time someone thought, “Hey, I wonder if there are more fish out there than there are on the beach,” boats have been a big deal. And a classic dream in our modern culture is expressed wonderfully by Andy Dufresne in The Shawshank Redemption as, “I’ll buy a worthless old boat, fix it up new, and take my guests charter fishing.” Unfortunately for most of us, the reality of fixing up a boat is nowhere near the romantic…

Added by Captain Jonas on March 10, 2010 at 5:34pm — 1 Comment

Best Center console for the money?

Any ideas on what the best used Center console is out there? I'm looking to pick up a trailerable unit probably under 25' since my truck only pulls 5000lbs.

I hear Yamaha is the best outboard?

I hear Grady White is the best boat?

I see Mako is pretty affordable.

I read Scout is the most fuel effecient?

Do you know this to be true?

Added by Brent Laugesen on March 5, 2010 at 2:22pm — 2 Comments

Tips for Taking Care of Your Boat

Boat maintenance is something that all Floridians should know about. Having a boat in Florida is much like owning a car because there are so many people with one. Still, a boat is a big investment and if you’re going to put that much money into something, you need to know how to take care of it properly.

Below are a few tips for taking care of your boat that can help you protect your investment and keep it looking like new:

• Wash and wax your boat regularly to help… Continue

Added by Piper on November 17, 2009 at 12:36am — No Comments

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This discussion is being created to make everyone aware of the various advertising and sponsorships that are currently available or will be available in the near future.

Since the launch of the first BoatFlorida.com website back in early 2009, BoatBrevard.com has had over 40,000 unique users (different people/computers). The site continues to grow at a rate…


Added by BoatPinellas.com on October 21, 2009 at 12:10pm — No Comments

What is a Blog? Please read this before posting a new blog..

There appears to be some confusion on the difference between forum / discussions and blogs. In general, a forum/discussion is intended for two way conversations and/or questions and a blog can be thought of as more of a one way journal that can be commented on.

A blog (short for weblog) is a personal online journal that is frequently updated and intended for general public consumption. They are usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of… Continue

Added by BoatPinellas.com on October 21, 2009 at 12:09pm — 1 Comment

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