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10 SAFETY TIPS FOR ATVs/UTVs

January 2019

The enticement of accessing the wide open outdoors where you can’t drive even the most tricked out 4x4 pickup is the allure an all-terrain vehicle (ATV). You can take a hike, but why not go farther while easily packing everything you need for the adventure?

SUN TRACKER MODEL COMPARISONS

January 2019

Not all pontoons are created equal, even though many share common features and sport similar layouts. The good news for pontoon lovers is the most versatile models are designed so everyone can do their thing from the same boat, all day long.

10 WINTER BOATING TIPS

January 2019

Soaking in the rays and spending long summer days on the water. Those are the dreams of boaters during winter. But, why wait when you can take a cruise now? Sunny, mild winter days are rare but perfect for getting your boating fix before summer finally arrives.

Boating Safety Basics

January 2019

You go boating to have fun. There is a serious side, though, that when overlooked can bring unwanted and/or tragic circumstances to your favorite pastime. The topic is boating safety, and it’s not as boring as you might think.

REGENCY MODELS COMPARISON

January 2019

What stands out about the REGENCY LE3 Sport, LE3 and DL3 pontoon boats? That’s an easy answer. Head-turning luxury and style is obvious from bow to stern, inside and out.

Boat Show 101

January 2019

Do you find yourself daydreaming about boating in the dead of winter? If you’re suffering from cabin fever, a cure awaits you at a boat show. The best news? There’s likely a show coming to a city near you in the coming months.

Saltwater Winterization

January 2019

Shorter days and chillier nights mean that winter is coming. Are you prepared for it? Before you put another log on the fire, take a seat and tune into a football game, remember that there are chores to do beyond stacking firewood.

BOAT TRAILER MAINTENANCE TIPS AND CHECKLIST

DECEMBER 2018

For boaters, nothing is worse than a trip to the lake being cut short by a mechanical breakdown of the boat trailer. The sad—but true—fact is your boat spends more time on the trailer than on the water. The good news is that most problems can be avoided by taking precautionary steps at home.

How to avoid spreading invasive species

DECEMBER 2018

A well-kept boat is the joy of any proud boat owner. There is more to keeping a boat clean, though, than just soapy water and good old-fashioned elbow grease—especially lately. 

Choosing an ATV or UTV

DECEMBER 2018

Need help choosing the right off-road vehicle for your needs? Spencer Helms, a Certified Sales Consultant with Bass Pro Shops Boating Centers shares advice on selecting the best ATV or UTV for you.

BUYING A NEW VS. USED BOAT

DECEMBER 2018

Is a new boat for you? Or is pre-owned more your style? Let us help with some tips to guide you toward the boat that is right for you, new or used!

SHOULD YOU WINTERIZE YOUR BOAT?

NOVEMBER 2018

Winterizing the boat. Just the thought can send shivers down the spines of boat owners. For one, the timing generally means the end of a fun boating season. Plus, winterizing ranks low on the priority list of “fun” fall chores like raking leaves and cleaning gutters.Before blowing them all off, remember, those chores have a purpose. For boaters, winterizing keeps money in the fun budget, instead of being wasted on costly repairs.

10 Fun Fall Boating Activities

NOVEMBER 2018

Fall signals the conclusion of boating season, or does it? Not really! Even in northern climes, there are fun boating activities—many you never thought of—that can extend the season for creating memories on the water.It’s time to break tradition and make boating part of your fall traditions. Waterways are less crowded, days are cooler, and above all else, changing leaves add a brilliant splash of color to the backdrop this time of year.

All New Boat Models for 2019

NOVEMBER 2018

If you’re shopping for a new boat, these all-new dream rigs deserve a close look. Each of these boats are standouts in their class for quality, design, functionality and trust from longtime customers and owners who, like you, want the most from the boating lifestyle. 

The Smart Buy in Boating

SEPTEMBER 2018

One-stop shopping—shoppers like it for the savings and convenience. You can fill a grocery cart at the supermarket. But the idea of finding everything needed in one stop to go boating seems unrealistic.

Top 5 Questions From First-time Boat Buyers

SEPTEMBER 2018

This summer, did you spend weekends on the boats of friends or family, wishing you had your own? That’s not surprising. Along the way, you most likely discovered that boating takes the enjoyment of being outdoors to another level (if you didn’t, maybe you should consider trying again with different friends!).

Fall Maintenance and Boat Winterization Tips

SEPTEMBER 2018

Winterizing the boat is an all-too-familiar autumn ritual for northern boaters. What about boaters living in warmer climates? Is it worth spending the time and money on a boat that won’t be used until next spring?

TRACKER 195 TXW and NITRO Z18 Model Comparison

SEPTEMBER 2018

Once upon a time, a wide gap separated fiberglass and aluminum bass boats. Performance, stability, durability and interior storage made fiberglass the front-runner on mainstream bass lakes. Lower prices, better fuel economy and getting to unpressured skinny water were short list advantages of lighter weight aluminum models. 

Q&A with a Bass Pro Boating Center Sales Consultant

SEPTEMBER 2018

Buying a boat is much different than an automobile for more than the obvious reasons. Getting you from one place to the next is the fundamental use of a vehicle. More than just a mode of transportation, a boat is your ticket to fun, from fishing and cruising to tubing, skiing and more.

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