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Hack the RaftUp App for Your Event!

There are two things that are always a pain when you’re attending an event: finding your friends and finding out where to go. In ye olde days, we printed out maps and directories to hand out. Here’s the thing about paper: It’s kind of like getting a potted plant for...

Jet Ski First Aid – How to Save a Jet Ski Engine

If you’ve read last week’s post about what to do when you capsize a jet ski, you know that uprighting it properly can prevent a ruined day on the water. There are some cases, however, where you might not be so fortunate. Anytime you capsize a jet ski, you run the risk...

Sailor Slang

Are you softer than a baggywrinkle? Did you hear something from all the scuttlebut? Are you wiser than a seadog? Does this make any sense to you? Then you’re a pro at sailor slang. If not, we’re here to bring you up to speed. Here’s a list of the best sailor slang out...

What to do when you Flip your Jet Ski

Riding a jet ski is the first boating experience for a lot of people. It's a great way to begin enjoying the water, but inexperience lends itself to some big issues when you're operating a pretty powerful craft. Todd Bello, a long time friend of RaftUp, volunteered...

Why This Vegetarian Started Fishing Again

I learned to love fishing at the small lake behind my grandparent’s house. Visiting family was fine, but I was in it for the fishing. My grandpa would pull out the simple bamboo poles and a container full of wiggling nightcrawlers for bait. I would walk my way around...

Boat My Life #2

RaftUp would like to thank our users, who submitted their boat stories for BML #2! This is a good batch, folks. You'll laugh, cry, and maybe even swoon! Here are the tales they have to tell: We'll call this a BM-L! This one time, I took this girl for a date at a...