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More Than 63,000 Boats Damaged or Destroyed by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Boat US reports on thousands of recreational boats badly damaged or completely destroyed by 2017 Hurricane Harvey and Irma in the U.S. [VIDEO with PHOTOS] The hurricane season in the U.S. and Caribbean islands was particularly bad for both residents and boaters during the 2017 hurricane season. While some areas got “lucky” (like parts of…

U.S. Boaters Warned To Look Out For Invasive Aquatic Species

Recreational boaters need to be aware that invasive aquatic species on boats are both a maintenance and environmental issue If you rent or own a home, you’ll likely deal with your share of unwanted animal guests. After all, the revenues of pest control services in the U.S. were estimated at $12.29 billion as of 2016,…

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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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Be Prepared for Foul Weather on Your Boat

Weather basics to help boaters predict bad weather, understand changing conditions on the water and have the right gear on board If you are an avid boater then you are more than likely going to experience foul weather on your boat – from extreme weather like tropical storms and hurricanes, to severe storms and rough…

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BoatUS Offers Hurricane Resources for Boaters and Marinas

Guides and resources for boaters in hurricane states to prepare and protect boats during hurricane season The official start of  the Atlantic “Hurricane Season” in the U.S. is June 1, and although most hurricanes hit later in the season it is never too early for boaters and marinas to start thinking about plans to prevent the worst…

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Boater Tips for a Green Earth Day and Boating Season

Clean and green boating tips to remember this spring for Earth Day and all season As the weather warms up and boaters everywhere are preparing for a fun season ahead, now is a great time for a reminder of why you love boating. Getting back to nature and enjoying your time on the water. All…

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BoatUS Offers Marinas Free Oil Spill Training

Boat fuel dock summer hires can get free spill training compliments of the BoatUS Foundation As boaters get ready for a busy boating season ahead, marinas, boat yards and clubs will be looking to hire additional dock hands for the summer. Some of these marina employees may be seasoned dock hands returning from previous years,…

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Green Boating Tips for the Eco-Minded Mariner

How boaters can strive to be more environmentally friendly when running, cleaning and maintaining their boats Boaters understand better than most people the need for environmentally responsible behavior. Oceans and lakes have taken a lot of abuse over the past century from humanity, and the damage shows. No one wants to boat, swim or fish in…

Hurricane Sandy Impact on Chesapeake Bay Marinas and Boats

Hurricane Sandy hits the northeast coast of the U.S. impacting boats and marinas still in the water in NJ, MD, DE and VA areas of the Chespeake Bay [Photos] Skipjack Cove Marina on Sassafras River,upper Chesapeake Bay For boaters along the northeast coast of the U.S., preparing your boat for a hurricane – especially at the end…

Green Boat Cleaning Tips

How to clean your boat while also protecting the environment by using eco-friendly products and techniques (Guest Post) Boating can be an absolutely wonderful experience.  Going out to fish, waterski, explore, or just relax can be a highlight of any weekend or vacation.  So why do boat owners have so many complaints, and where does that…

Dead Fish Likely Caused by Cold Water

Massive fish kill along shores of Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay is likely caused by rapid temperature drop in the water this winter The early January wash-up of a massive fish kill on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland created immediate concern for residents after the widely reported bird and fish deaths in Arkansas, Louisiana and around the world. Over…

Chesapeake Bay Rivers Frozen Early

Extreme cold weather freezes rivers – Sassafras, Elk, Susquehanna, Chester, Patapsco – on the Chesapeake Bay in early December Boat owners in Maryland and Delaware getting a late start winterizing their boat – or even pulling their boat from the water for winter storage – were surprised to see that many of the rivers along the Chesapeake Bay were…