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How to Grow Strawberries – A Short OC Guide

Strawberries are a wonderful fruit to grow in your garden. They require marginal maintenance, do not take much space, and if you plant the right kind can yield fruit throughout the year. And that’s all before you get to the fact they are absolutely delicious.

How to Buy Your First Motorboat – 5 Essential Steps

Buying a boat for the first time is a big decision. Even a small fishing boat becomes a commitment when you start taking into account, mooring or storage, repairs and dry-docking, and where and when you will use it. However, if you are a lover

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Essential Tips When Using a Concrete Vibrator

We recently published an article looking at some of the best concrete vibrators on the market. And while we covered at what you should be considering when purchasing one of these tools, we didn’t go in depth on the practicalities of owning one and the

Learning To Kite Surf – An OC Guide

There’s no denying that kite surfing is an exhilarating sport. However, the barrier to entry can be difficult if you do not have the available resources. The first step before buying any of the gear is to find out where your nearest school is. Here

jack plate guide

5 Boat Jack Plate Maintenance Tips & Tricks

Jack plates are becoming more and more popular and are a good investment for your boat. Not only do they provide greater control, a good jack plate positioned correctly will offer better top speeds, gas mileage, and versatility. However, to benefit from all of this

winter tires in summer guide

Why You Shouldn’t Use Winter Tires All Year Round

As we make our way through spring, the sun is shining again and if you are lucky you might even be wearing a t-shirt on a particularly warm day. However, the winter tires are still on the car, and changing them for a new set

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Essential Wakeboarding Tips for Beginners (Riders & Drivers)

Wakeboarding is a lot of fun, however, like anything new when you first start out, learning can be frustrating. If you’re unlucky, it can also be rather painful. Having an instructor will definitely help the learning curve, as will having a friend there to guide

RV GUIDE

Top 11 Essential RV Driving Tips

If you lack confidence as a driver, getting behind the wheel of an RV those first few times can be very daunting. Thankfully, it shouldn’t take too many miles on the road for your confidence to grow. However, that confidence should not get in the

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5 Top Tips For Cleaning You RV – An OC Guide

It is important to give your RV a good clean both before and after you take a trip. Doing so before the trip will ensure you enjoy your vacation in clean surroundings, and you will know where everything is and whether you need to stock

Rving first trip guide

6 Tips For Your First Ever RV Vacation – A Beginner’s Guide

Heading out on vacation with an RV for the first time can be a daunting experience, especially if you are renting one for a few weeks and have had no experience using one before. So, assuming you do not lack confidence driving a large home-on-wheels,