Yacht & Boat Builders

 List of Boat Dealers, services, National listing

Boat Parts, Equipment and Accessories


Boating Articles, Safety, Guides & Tips, "How To" Prevent and fix

Learn How to weigh your boat and How to prevent overloading

Buying a boat via eBay - May be interesting If You Plan to Buy a Boat via the internet

Hardware Installation on wooden boats - Hardware installation methods, problems and principles of Bonding and Fasteners

Choosing Factors - OutBoards Factors, Advantages and Maintenance

Small Boats - potentials & factors

Plywood - Material suitability for use in boats

Boat Surveying & Testing methods

Shapes and Types, Boat displaces and factors

Structures and Anatomy, Maintenance and Care

Fiberglass Hulls - type of hull defects


Guide to Food onBoard - Packaging, Garbage, Beverages, Transportation and storage

Handling that vessel

Diagnose or prevent moisture problems:
Moisture Meters Guide and a sufficient knowledge For boat buyers, owning a moisture meter.

How to protect your boat

Boat Articles, Guides, Commentary and archival articles & helpful information,care of gear and sails

 Good working knowledge for small boat owners

protect your boat from theft? How to... -North American Fishing Club

Be sure to padlock the safety chains as well. I know a guy who's hitch broke and towed his boat home with just the chains.

You can use trick that used to install hitches. You take the proper sized ball to fit the hitch and cut the threaded shaft off then put in hitch and lock as normal with a good quality lock. This way they can't back up and haul your trailer away with an undersized ball. When you have your boat parked. When you go to move it you just unlock the coupler release and remove the ball without threads then hook up to your rig.


You can put a spare ball in the tongue then put a lock on the secure it in place. Then a 3/4" steel cable with a lock thru the rim and then around the trailer to keep the rim from turning. Then when wheel starts skidding loud enough to hear out.