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Boating Buyer's Guides at Cabela's

Boating Buyer's Guides

Author: Cabela's Staff

Browse our comprehensive selection of boating-related buyer’s guides.

Trolling Motor Buyer’s Guide

It is no wonder that the subject of trolling motors is confusing, you don’t troll with them. I don’t know who decided to call them "trolling" motors, but if you want to control your boat you need one. And when conditions are tough, you need the right one.


Sonar Buyer’s Guide

The advances in sonar technology have been phenomenal in the past few years, and innovations seem to come at an escalating pace. Before you tackle the buying decision for an electronics purchase, you should have an understanding of some basic terms and the way sonar works.


Marine Battery Buyer's Guide

Matching the right marine battery for a particular job is the first step toward happier times on the water and more fish in the livewell. If you’re not sure which battery is the best for your particular needs, read this buyer’s guide to help sort out the different types, sizes and applications.



Marine Battery Chargers Buyer’s Guide

Keeping starting and trolling batteries at peak levels is an important and often-overlooked part of boating.


Boat Cover Buyer’s Guide

Once you’ve decided to purchase a boat cover to protect your investment, the next challenge is finding one that fits properly and meets your requirements. This guide is intended to help you through the selection process.




Propeller Buyer’s Guide

High performance props aren’t the only factor that can influence your boat’s speed, but it’s one of the first places you should look when you’re trying to pep up your rig.


Personal Flotation Device Buyer’s Guide

Picking the right PFD is your first step to boating safety.



VHF Radio Buyer’s Guide

Marine band VHF (Very High Frequency) radios are one of those items that aren’t really appreciated unless there is a crisis. Most guys don’t even want to be contacted when they are on the water fishing or otherwise just enjoying the day. In fact, it’s one of those marine items that many people have a hard time convincing themselves that they really need to spend money on.
Planer Board Buyer's Guide

Planer Board Buyer’s Guide

Planer boards and in-line planers are ingenious devises that help anglers cover more water and get lures away from the boat and in front of fish that aren’t spooked.



Downrigger Buyer’s Guide

Downriggers are the ultimate method for targeting deep fish with a precise presentation.



Towables Buyer’s Guide

Reach the peak of high-energy fun and adventure with towables guaranteed to make unforgettable summertime memories.