Long Island Boating Advocates Fight for Stricter Boating Laws

Boating advocates call for crackdown on drinking and boating, enforcing stricter laws for safer boating in Long Island Boating is one of the most relaxing and fun activities — the water splashing below, the cool breeze, and hitting the open waves can truly be a magical feeling. Unfortunately, boating can be just as dangerous as…

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Something Fishy: Canadian Sailors Were Exposed To Deafening Noise Levels

Report: Excessive noise hazards aboard fishing boats and ocean ships could cause hearing loss; advice for recreational boaters A new report from Canada’s Public Sector Integrity Commissioner says that a senior manager of the federal Fisheries Department held a report about serious noise hazards aboard Department of Fisheries and Oceans ships that could potentially cause…

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Boat Loan Tax Deduction Requirements

How to write-off your boat loan interest as a second home for federal tax deduction in the U.S. Boaters are always looking for ways to make boating more affordable, and writing off your boat loan interest on your tax return can provide big annual savings! Yes, your boat loan interest is tax deductible! Many boat owners in…

Life Jacket Type Code Labels for the U.S.

  U.S. Coast Guard to eliminate requirement for life jacket code labels by manufacturers How to pick the right size and type for life jackets has often been a bit confusing for boaters. One of the biggest reasons is the “type code” labeling system that U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has required manufacturers to use. The…

5 Smart Ideas for Smart Boaters

Lessons every boater should learn about safety, maintenance and basic boating skills So you’ve finally got that boat of your dreams, or at least your dreams for now. That yacht can come later. You’ve heard the de-motivating jokes like “may as well start throwing money in the water” or “Did you know that BOAT stands for…

Boat Safety Rules for Kids and Adults on the Water

Most state laws and regulations require boater licenses and safe boating courses to ensure both kids and adults practice safe and responsible boating Boating is all about relaxing and enjoying yourself on the water with family and friends. But those fun times can turn tragic when boaters engage in irresponsible behavior or just lack an…

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Maryland Kids Life Jacket Laws Boating

MD Regulations for kids wearing a life jacket – age and life jacket type requirements for kids on boats Life jacket laws in Maryland for infants, toddlers and kids while boating has gotten stricter in recent years to protect children on Maryland’s many waterways. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has developed specific state laws…

Simple Boating Safety Tips

The Darwin Awards for boating highlight simple boating rules that any fool can follow to stay safe on the water The folks at Safeboater.com have put together another list of unbelievable boating stories that highlight boating accidents that could have – or should have – been avoided. The “Darwin Award” is basically an award given to people…

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Boat Safety Lessons Learned from Boating Accidents

Article on “Top 23 Worst Boating Accidents in 20 Years” teaches lessons of boat safety Boating is one of the best recreational activities, but the rules of the water must be taken seriously. As we cruise the bay each year, we witness our share of reckless behavior on the water. We see boaters not observing…