Tom Keer

An award-winning writer and regular contributor to many sporting magazines and blogs. He lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts where he boats, fishes and hunts with his family.
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Boat ramp rules: Don’t be that guy
On Saturday nights in the summer you’ll find my wife Angela and I at the harbor near ...
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Just what is a boating license, anyway?
As an industry, boating hasn’t been as regulated as many others, such as the ...
boat safety
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Boat safety
I’ve always found it odd that adults who buy boats don’t need to complete a ...
3 kids on boat with dad
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Best starter boat for your family
Boaters have so many different tastes and preferences that make it virtually impossible to ...
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Buying a used boat
I was excited for my friend who called to report that the 1973 Seacraft was his. The ...
boats docked
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Guide to boat shows
I’ll never forget my first visit to the Progressive Miami Boat Show. My trip fell ...
boat buying
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Tips for buying a boat
There was a time when I thought I picked out the perfect boat. It was a flat-bottomed ...
boat season illustration
Get your boat ready: A seasonal approach
My goal at the end of the fishing and boating season is to have spent so much time on the ...
boat at sea illustration
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What to do if you are stranded on the water
The bay was slick calm, and only a slight breath of wind pushed around the sweet smell of ...
man on boat in lake
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Boating basics
Here in the Northeast, my boating season is short, and that’s why in the winter and ...
fall boating
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Fall boating: Get in your last licks
Every time I turn into the harbor parking lot I crane my neck for a view of the American ...
fall boat buying
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Why Fall Is the Best Time To Buy a Boat
I stood on my console and looked out at acres upon acres of striped bass cruising in the ...