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Boat Life Lessons from the Half-Million Member BoatUS Team

Scott Croft shares boat life expertise gained as lifelong boater and public affairs leader for BoatUS member services, advocacy and boat safety [Podcast] Anchors Aweigh is a podcast for all boaters, from aspiring to experienced. Featuring in-depth conversations with boating experts and industry leaders, and packed full of tips, tricks, gear, and industry info, boaters of…

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4 Tips for Keeping Yourself Safe While Boating in the Winter

Keep your boating season going with these winter boating safety tips to safely extend your boating into the cooler months Boating is a popular hobby among many people all over the world. It’s a fun thing to do when the weather is nice and you just want to get out on the water. Many people…

Injured in a Boating Accident? What To Know About Proving Fault

A guide to a boater’s personal injury case – types of boat accidents, common causes and who at fault – when injured in a boating accident When it comes to personal injury cases, you likely hear about car accidents. But as an avid boater, it might be your water vessel that you are more worried…

Mohave County Sheriff Department Warns Boaters To Use Navigation Lights

Arizona lake officials remind boaters that not using boat navigation lights not only risks boat safety, but also ignores the laws on the water Whether it’s along a path, on the road, or in the master bath of up to 46% of homeowners’houses, good lighting is essential for proper safety and accident prevention. For this…

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Fun On (and Under) the Water with Boating Safety Expert Rachel Johnson

National Safe Boating Council leader talks about her passion for life on the water and best practices for boat safety in boating podcast Anchors Aweigh is a podcast for all boaters, from aspiring to experienced. Featuring in-depth conversations with boating experts and industry leaders, and packed full of tips, tricks, gear, and industry info, boaters of…

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Gas Explosion and Boat Fire Serves as Reminder of Boat Safety

Regular preventative maintenance and proper stowage of flammables will help prevent fires on board your boat boat ‘Tis the season for traveling the open seas — about 92% of employees say vacation time is important to them. Hopefully, every seasoned boater understands that safety should be an absolute priority, and one accident in Northern Ireland…

Splish Splash: Tips For Keeping Your Children Safe Around the Water

Water safety tips for kids around boats, lakes, pools and at the dock to keep summer swimming fun safe for your little ones Trips to the marina, long weekends at the lake, and pool parties galore — there is nothing quite like splashing the summer away. As with any summer activity, swimming, boating, and playing…

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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Peace of Mind on the Water with Kristen Frohnhoefer

Sea Tow’s president shares tips to keep your boat working (so you don’t need a tow!), boating safety and more in Anchors Aweigh boating podcast Anchors Aweigh is a podcast for all boaters, from aspiring to experienced. Featuring in-depth conversations with boating experts and industry leaders, and packed full of tips, tricks, gear, and industry info,…

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Marine Weather Prediction and Assessment

Sometimes decent vision and a few functioning brain cells are all you need. For sailors and power boaters alike, understanding marine weather conditions is vital to your safety on the water. You need to be able to assess changing weather patterns and adapt float plans accordingly. When it comes to predicting conditions for boaters, there are a…

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3 Checklists You Should Create for Your Boat

In my last article on boat checklists, I identified reasons why one might want to use various checklists and how to create and use good checklists for your boat. I also pointed out that creating a checklist can be as helpful as referring to one. A few types of lists were mentioned, but generally better…

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How to Create and Use Good Checklists for Your Boat

As a person of a certain age, I have come to appreciate the value of lists. However, the attraction is not new. When I began my flight training in the early 1980’s, there were checklists for pre-flight activities, pre-departure, entering a Terminal Control Area, landing, securing the aircraft, and on and on and on. When…

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Hope Boating or Know Boating – Which Type of Boater are You?

Are you a boater that hopes for the best, or a knowledge boater prepared for the unexpected? If you don’t know the systems on your boat; if you aren’t sure of the condition of your systems; if you rely on the reliability built in by your boat manufacture then restrict your boating to nice weather…