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Do I Need to Register an Inflatable Kayak in Pennsylvania?

If you are considering taking a boat out on the water, you need to be familiar with all of your state’s laws.  Boating laws vary by state, but Pennsylvania is certainly one to pay close attention to.  Pennsylvania has many bodies of water that are available to boaters, but it can be tricky to know …

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marine batteries can be gel or AGM

Are Marine Battery AGM/Gel?

If you’ve been boating or fishing for any length of time, you’ve probably heard about the different kinds of marine batteries out there. You may have heard that AGM and gel batteries are some of the best types of marine batteries you can buy.  But what are AGM and gel batteries? Are they the same …

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Can you Charge your Marine Battery with a Solar Panel?

With the sun shining brightly and your marine battery undercharged, you are yearning to charge your battery and go for a nice boat ride. But you don’t have a traditional battery charger available. You don’t even have a trickle charger. So what should you do? You remember the solar panels that you have in your …

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Do You Have To Use A Marine Battery For A Trolling Motor?

Your trolling motor has been like a best friend. It gives you full command of your boat. With it, you have out-maneuvered even the smartest of fish. When the fish try to slip away, you have been able to steer your boat in the right direction, all but forcing the fish to gravitate to your …

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How Do Air Pumps Work?

In 1659, Otto von Guericke invented the first air pump, a vacuum-style mechanism utilizing a simple piston. This machine, with a hand-operated plug and valve, helped give early scientists insight into the physics of a vacuum-like never before. Since then, dozens of advancements improved these original and simplistic air pumps and optimized them for specific …

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Will Air Pumps Make Balloons Float?

No. At least without a little help, they won’t, but luckily there are a few other ways to make balloons float. If a balloon is filled with the same air outside the balloon, the relatively denser external membrane (usually and hereafter referred to as plastic) will bring the entire balloon crashing down.  To overcome this …

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How to Get Back Into An Inflatable Kayak?

It’s a beautiful summer day, and you’re out riding the rapids in your trusty inflatable kayak. But suddenly, you come upon rougher waters than you were expecting. Maybe a flash flood comes out of nowhere to take you by surprise, or the rapids suddenly become fiercer than you expected. Maybe a storm blows in, catching …

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How to Get Mold Off an Inflatable Kayak?

You can’t begin to describe the excitement you have had with your kayak. You have glided along quiet lakes and ripped through treacherous rapids. Maybe you have even tested some international waters. All along, you have taken every measure to keep your kayak in good condition. This includes keeping it clean and storing it properly. …

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