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Fall Cruising Tips 2021

While it’s true that across much of the inland waterways the summer months offer the fairest weather for boating, by limiting your on-water adventures to a three- or four-month window, you’re not only cutting the available season short but missing out on some extraordinary conditions that many boaters consider highlights of their annual time on […] Read More

The Complete Listing of Marinas and Locks on the Inland and Gulf Intracoastal Waterways

Anchoring Along the Inland Waterways

Updated: 5/13/2021 The inland waterways are full of scenic points to anchor for a short period of time or as an overnight stay. There are some important steps to follow when anchoring your boat along these river systems. Short-term Anchoring To anchor for a few hours, it is best to use a light mushroom anchor […] Read More

Spring Launch Prep

It’s that time of year when the weather starts to improve and the possibility of getting back on the water seems inevitable. With the excitement and anticipation of those first days aboard, it’s important to put together a spring commissioning to-do list or download one of the countless lists available online. Some are more comprehensive […] Read More

Thru-Boating: Useful Things to Have Aboard

Updated 4/29/21 Dry Sacks Nothing can quite beat the ageless design and functionality of a dry sack. They serve as the perfect tool to have on an outing away from your vessel to explore a hidden cove or sandbar – in conjunction with providing in-transit storage options for valuables and electronic devices. The easy to […] Read More

Green Turtle Bay Set To Host 2021 True Course Captain’s School

During the month of April, Green Turtle Bay in Grand Rivers, Ky. is set to host the 14th annual series of Captain’s Courses. All courses are U.S.C.G. approved without a test required at the Coast Guard. Topics cover advanced education, enhanced boating skills, current regulations and confidence at the helm. These courses include pleasure craft […] Read More

2021 Quimby’s Cruising Guide Now Available

Long before Route 66 and Highway 101 imbued a sense of road trip wanderlust in the minds of travelers across the country, the nation’s highways consisted of the many navigable waterways that moved from one state or territory to the next — the original road trip, albeit via a floating vessel. To this day, these […] Read More

7 Things Every Great Looper Should Know

Updated: 10/15/20 Ever dreamed about cruising the 6,000 miles of America’s Great Loop in your own boat? Sure you have. It’s one of the greatest boating adventures in the world, circumnavigating eastern North America by water. Short of hitching a covered wagon to a team of horses and hitting the trail, there’s no better way […] Read More

The Complete Listing of Marinas and Locks on the Inland and Gulf Intracoastal Waterways

Five Ways to Add New Life to an Old Boat

Updated 10/8/2020 We all know that boats need regular attention to keep them in good condition and to allow for trouble-free days on the water. But aside from routine maintenance, there are a number of simple DIY projects that almost anyone can do that will not only enhance your boating experience but also improve the […] Read More