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50% Off SUPs - One Week Only!

Ready for summer? We are!We LOVE summer, so to celebrate, we are reducing the price of our inflatable SUPs! These high quality standup paddleboards are perfect for beginner and intermediate users, and are a fun addition to any camping trip or weekend at the beach!So what’s the deal? 50% off SUPs and paddles!    9ft 2in [...]

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Inflatable Boats: Our Smallest Dinghy Yet!

The Little Dinghy That Could The Newport Vessels Carmel  7ft 7in - PVC Inflatable Dinghy Inspired by a picturesque weekend sailing trip to the iconic Carmel by the Sea, the Newport Vessels Carmel inflatable dinghy is small in stature, but built to last. Newport Vessels has incorporated all the best features from our line of 5 star inflatable [...]

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Sailing: Buying Your First Liveaboard

Buying Your First Liveaboard Sailboat or Powerboat A lot goes into buying your first liveaboard, it is by no means the same process for everyone, but this is a guide brought to you by two experienced liveaboard sailors. Mary and Tharon have been living aboard their 36 foot Hinterhoeller Nonsuch for the last two years. With [...]

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Sailing the Bahamas Part II - Checking in to the Bahamas

Headed to the Bahamas soon? This is the second post of a two-part series for Prepping For A Trip To The Bahamas Via Boat. The first post is Preparing for a Gulf Stream Crossing to the Bahamas and this one shares what to expect for the check in process.Paperwork Organization & Prep WorkMake sure to [...]

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Sailing the Bahamas Part I - Preparing Your Boat

Introduction Every boat is different but each are prepared similarly when making a major crossing. In the upcoming weeks, Tipsy Gypsy will make its way across the Gulf Stream for the third time. Co-Captains, Mary and Tharon, have put together a two part guide to share their preparations before leaving and help others know what the [...]

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Kayak Fishing: Beginners Guide To Kayak Tournaments

So you want to try kayak tournament fishing? Good news, you're in the right spot!  Read "The Beginners Guide to Kayak Fishing Tournaments" below by Newport Vessels Ambassador and National Kayak Championship competitor, William Pfingst. This guide will explain in detail; what to expect, how to prepare, and how to get the most fun out of [...]

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Trolling Motors: Thrust v.s. Horsepower

Many past and present Newport Vessels customers have asked us to convert the pounds of thrust specification for Newport Vessels Trolling Motors into horsepower specification that is common for gas motors and cars. First, pounds of thrust is a static force measurement while horsepower is 550 ft-pounds of work per second, a measurement per unit time.So you [...]

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Dinghy Sailing: Trolling Motors for Backup Power

Many people know that our Newport Vessels Trolling Motors are great with inflatable dinghies such as Newport Vessels Inflatable Boats, but what they may not know is that the motors are versatile enough to mount on smaller vessels such as kayaks, canoes and small sail vessels. One such popular vessel is the Hobie Wave Catamaran. [...]

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Inflatable Boats: Seam Repair

In our previous blog post called Boat Repair Part II: Air Leaks from the Boat Fabric, we reviewed air leak repair on a continuous piece of fabric.  But sometimes an air leak develops not on a continuous area of fabric but in a seam where two pieces meet in inflatable boats. These leaks have to be repaired [...]

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Trolling Motors: Battery Selection

One of the most common questions that we at Newport Vessels get asked is "which battery do I need to buy for my Newport Vessels trolling motor?"Our Electric Trolling Motors require 12 Volt Deep Cycle Batteries. From our lab tests, all battery brands we tested worked great so there are none we recommend over the other as [...]

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