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.
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 ...
Just what is a boating license, anyway?
As an industry, boating hasn’t been as regulated as many others, such as the ...
boat safety
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
Best starter boat for your family
Boaters have so many different tastes and preferences that make it virtually impossible to ...
Buying a used boat
I was excited for my friend who called to report that the 1973 Seacraft was his. The ...
boats docked
Guide to boat shows
I’ll never forget my first visit to the Progressive Miami Boat Show. My trip fell ...
boat buying
Tips for buying a boat
There was a time when I thought I picked out the perfect boat. It was a flat-bottomed ...
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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 ...
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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
Boating basics
Here in the Northeast, my boating season is short, and that’s why in the winter and ...
fall boating
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
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 ...