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What is a Boston valve? Usage tips and tricks!

If you’re shopping for an inflatable boat, you will have probably come across the term Boston valve. It sounds impressive as it is part of the advertising material, but wait a minute. What on Earth is a Boston valve? A Boston valve is one-way check valve with 2 ports, which allows for easy inflation and quick deflation of inflatable items. It is used in larger inflatable products, such as inflatable boats and mattresses, to speed up the process of inflation and deflation. As you can see on the image below, it has 3 core elements: The base, which is built …

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How to clean inflatable boats (to look like new)

Proper care, cleaning and maintenance of an inflatable boat will not only keep your boat in tip-top shape, it will also extend its lifespan. If your boat is cleaned regularly, it will look like new almost all of the time. But if you don’t clean maintain your boat, the fabric will start turning dark, which will take more effort to clean. It can be done, but it’s better to avoid it with regular cleaning.

[Guide] Inflatable Sports Boat Registration in All US States 1

[Guide] Inflatable Sports Boat Registration in All US States

It is necessary for boat owners to register their boats to legally operate them within a state. However,  every state has different conditions and requirements for boat registration. Specifications on the type of watercraft that needs to be registered vary from state to state as well. Do I need to register my inflatable boat? Most US states require boat owners to register their inflatable boats and bear a registration number, especially if the boat is motorized. However, some states do not. Policies and rules vary in each state, so it’s best to check the laws concerning boat registration in the state …

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DIY swim ladder for an inflatable boat

Let’s face it. Getting into an inflatable boat in deep water is hard. If you’ve had trouble getting back to your boat after you went for a swim or after accidentally falling into the water, you should consider making/getting a boarding ladder, aka swim ladder If you have a boarding ladder, you can hop into the water with confidence that you’ll be able to return to your boat safely.


Why you need launch wheels for your inflatable dinghy

Most boat owners would agree that launching boats into the water down the beach or down the boat ramp is not an easy task. Just imagine how grueling it is to haul the entire boat along with your extra gear (motor, cooler batteries, etc.) on your own. There is a great solution though: installing launch wheels on your SIB! Transom mounted launch wheels can make everything simpler and much easier. They are basically a must for 1 man boat launching.

10 tips for buying a used inflatable boat 3

10 tips for buying a used inflatable boat

Brand new inflatable boats can cost hundreds of dollars. Better quality boats cost upwards of $1000. That’s why it is no surprise that more and more people are opting to go for used or second-hand inflatable boats. So if you’re planning on purchasing one but do not have a clue where to start… FEAR NOT! Here are 10 helpful tips on how to buy a used inflatable boat.

How To Store Inflatable Boat During Winter

Best way to store an inflatable boat during winter

During off-season or winter season, we usually bid farewell to our beloved inflatable boats temporarily. But, storing an inflatable boat for a long period of time can be risky if not done correctly. Here is a checklist of what you have to remember about inflatable boat winter storage.

Guide to inflatable boat fabrics: hypalon vs pvc 4

Guide to inflatable boat fabrics: hypalon vs pvc

One of the first things you must consider when deciding which inflatable boat to buy is the type of material it is made from. Choosing the right kind of material is crucial as it will certainly impact your inflatable boat experience.


The 5 types of inflatable boats

Everybody who has a love for water absolutely needs some form of transportation on the water. Whether you want to go fishing, find new beaches, go kayaking or need a tender for a larger boat, you should consider inflatable boats. If you’ve ever seen an inflatable boat being set up at the beach, being paddled on the water or even driven with a motor, you’ll have seen how great they are both in terms of economy and usage. They are much cheaper than traditional wooden or fiberglass boats, are more portable and easier to maintain. There are several categories of …

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