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Georgia Pellegrini Interview

We sat down with author, chef, TV personality, and pioneer Georgia Pellegrini to talk about her upcoming Adventure Getaways. Here is the full exclusive interview with details on how to make a killing in the hunting world.    Tell me a little bit about yourself.  I...

10 Commonly Confused Boating Terms

How often are you the confused one on the boat? Boaters have developed a language of their own which makes it hard for the typical landlubber to join the conversation. No worries, we are here to help you out. Check out these 10 commonly confused boating terms to feel...

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...

3 Ways to Troubleshoot a Jet Ski Engine that won’t Start

Last time we talked to Todd, he let us know what we should do to get a jet ski engine to start once it’s been soaked in a capsize. The RaftUp team got several responses asking for his advice on what to do when a jet ski hasn’t capsized, but it just won’t start. We...

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...