Make the Most of Winter

There’s no excuse for cabin fever — plan now for a great season afloat!

Make the Most of Winter

HarbormasterEl Ramon

It’s winter and unless you’re lucky enough to live in the southernmost reaches of the country, your boat is probably on the hard, shrink-wrapped, dry-docked or lashed into your marina like a warm foot in a tight boot. No wonder cabin fever is starting to set in.

Die-hards know that forced time ashore can still be all about the boat. It’s a great time to research, plan, and launch improvements that will bring more enjoyment to your seasons afloat. Upgrade your electronics. Replace that wonky generator. Or transform your dated interior with fresh fabrics that make your vessel seem brand new.

No matter what part of the country you live in, the next few weekends have something boat-related to get you out of the house and day dreaming about the warm, waterborne months ahead.

25th Nashville Boat & Sport Show January 6–9 Nashville, TN
Gateway Let’s Go Fishing Show January 7–9 Collinsville, IL
53rd Toronto International Boat Show January 8–16 Toronto, Ontario
Parade of Boats January 10–31 Andover, MN
81st Chicago Boat, RV & Outdoors Show January 12–16 Chicago, IL
Boat Show Event at Fays Marina January 12–23 La Porte, IN
Ultimate Fishing Show – Detroit January 13–16 Novi, MI
49th Atlanta Boat Show January 13–16 Atlanta, GA
Providence Boat Show January 13–16 Providence, RI
2011 Denver Boat Show January 14–16 Denver, CO
Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show January 14–23 Cincinnati, OH
2nd Annual Indian River County Nautical Flea Market and Seafood Fest January 15–16 Vero Beach, FL
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