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[Guide] Inflatable Sports Boat Registration in All US States ([year] Update) 1

[Guide] Inflatable Sports Boat Registration in All US States (2024 Update)

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 …

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15 Inflatable Boat Myths: Debunked 2

15 Inflatable Boat Myths: Debunked

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions surrounding inflatable boats. Unfortunately, this causes most consumers to doubt the capability of all inflatable watercraft. That’s why, I thought it’s high time that we bust some of these myths to prove how sustainable and durable inflatable boats really are. Here is a list of the top inflatable boat myths – BUSTED.

How to find & fix inflatable boat air leak 4

How to find & fix inflatable boat air leak

Inflatable boats are durable, but like any other equipment, proper maintenance is a must to keep your dinghy in good condition. However, accidents do happen. Punctures and leaks are rare, but can be problematic. A slow air leak can be especially annoying, especially when you can’t find the source of the problem. If your boat is losing air pressure – …

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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 …

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The only correct (and safe) way to inflate an inflatable boat

Learning how to inflate your inflatable boat may seem evident at first. Just pump away, right? There’s a bit more to it than that. It’s not rocket science of course, but through my years boating with all types of inflatables, I’ve learned a lot about how to assemble them correctly. And how NOT to. In a worst-case scenario, not inflating …

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Real life expectancy of inflatable boats

If you’re considering buying an inflatable boat, be it a dinghy, pontoon boat, kayak, or just an inflatable raft, you are probably curious about its lifespan, so in other words, how long you can expect your boat to function safely. Knowing how long inflatable boats last is especially important if you are considering buying a used inflatable watercraft. What is …

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