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By Chris Kelly, BoatTEST Publisher So you’ve decided to buy your first boat. Congratulations! Because 2/3 of the earth’s surface is covered by water, your new boat will let you visit a lot more of the planet, much more than you can visit by car. Unlike cars, however, recreational boats are not about simple transportation. […]

The Arkansas boater education certificate (commonly known as the Arkansas boating license) is proof that a boater has successfully completed a boating safety course. To legally operate any motorboat (including personal watercraft) on Arkansas waters, a person who is of legal age to operate, whether an Arkansas resident or a non-resident, and who is born […]

As kids we told the snake trajectory to help us learn to tie the bowline – one of the most basic and important of all nautical knots. Once learned, who can forget it? A power boater only needs to know a few basic knots to get by in most situations.

The Beaver Lake Sailing Club had its annual Dave Durst Memorial Founders Cup Regatta Saturday June 12, 2010 at Beaver Lake. The event featured several sailboats of different sizes competing against each other and the clock.  Pictures of the event can be found at HERE For more information about Beaver Lake Sailing Club visit their […]’s  Top 10 list of the most researched boats in 2009 was so popular with readers we have decided to do it again for the first half of 2010. The amazing thing is how much of it changed, even though some boats scored high in both time periods. Boaters who do research at are […]

Capt. Steve gives a step-by-step description of breaking the 80 mph barrier. At Formula, the recipe of simply adding horsepower to get face-flattening speed wasn’t good enough. They decided that anybody could build a go-fast boat with enough horsepower and a stripped-out light boat that was a one-trick pony. So Formula decided that they would […]

The hottest weather in over twenty years didn’t slow down the group from  last week  Over 45 members from all over the US- including MN, KY, IL, TX, MO, IN, KS and AR, attended the 2010 National Rally. The group kicked off the Rally Saturday the 19th, with an outstanding performance by NW Arkansas’ […]

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