All Posts by Jeffrey Bechtold

How To Be a Boat Captain? A Newbie Guideline

If you find solace in spending days or even weeks cruising along the sea, traveling to different and often exotic locations, being a boat captain is certainly a skill you should acquire, whether as a hobby or as a profession. However, there are certain aspects such as knowledge of maritime practices and law, and leadership […]

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What is the Difference Between a Boat and a Ship?

The difference between a boat and a ship has become a space for debate, and arguably a fascinating question when considering the technicalities of both the sea-vessels. Also, the purpose and design of both types of carriers have been ever-dynamic and often controversial since the industrial revolution, which constructed new mechanical varieties of propulsion. Traditionally, […]

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How Much Do Different Boats Weigh?

Boats are being used for transportation and fishing since prehistoric times. Depending on the tradition, available materials, and purpose of use, the size and design of boats vary from place to place. There are hundreds of different types of boats available throughout the world. And each of them weighs differently. Nevertheless, after reading this article, […]

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How to Get a Boating License in the US?

In the US, over the recent years, the rules for getting your boating license have changed. Even for recreational purposes, commandeering your own vessel requires you to have a government certified permit. This was easier to obtain before; however, now it requires you to go through the course and sit for a practical exam. Nevertheless, […]

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How Should You Pass a Fishing Boat?

There are certain rules and regulations which need to be followed when you are out in the water. Whether you are out there for work or the fun is beside the point, it is not only crucial to ensure your safety, but equally important to make sure that the people around you are safe too. […]

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How to Winterize Your Boat?

If you are someone who owns a boat and lives in a place where the temperature reaches below zero degrees, you need to take winterization of the boat very seriously. You might be thinking that avoiding this step will save you money. Well, you are wrong. If you avoid winterization of the boat, you will […]

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