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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...

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Boating Book for Kids Teaches Boat Safety and Fun

The Amazing Adventures of Boat Girl is a children’s book that inspires kids to love the boating lifestyle while emphasizing the importance of boat safety Whether you have a kid who already loves boating, or want to introduce your child to boating, the children’s book The Amazing Adventures of Boat Girl shows children how boating can be both safe and...

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Keeping Fourth of July Boating Safe and Fun

Simple safety reminders when you celebrate July 4th on the water There is nothing like spending fourth of July on your boat with family and friends. From joining mega boat raft-ups to watching fireworks exploding over the water, boating is one of the best ways to celebrate the 4th. But the 4th of July holiday...

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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...

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...

All You Need to Know About Lifeboat Safety

Proper use and maintenance of lifeboats to prevent accidents and ensure your life saving boat is ready when your crew needs it Although lifeboats are of course, by design, meant to be used to get you out of trouble and potentially save you from a spot of trouble, they can sometimes be involved in accidents...

Kids Sun and UV Protection Products on Boats

Recommended products to protect your baby or kids from harmful UV rays of the hot summer sun while boating My kids love being on the boat and we spend a lot of time out in the sun. When we are not up at our marina’s pool swimming, you can usually find us anchored out on a...

Using the Right Anchor Gear for Anchoring Out Overnight

How to choose an anchor for your boat and your anchorage conditions for a secure and safe night out on the water Taking your boat out for a cruise can take boaters on wonderful adventures, with virtually thousands of magnificent destinations to choose from. Most areas also offer boaters a number of anchorages where...

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Suction Handle for Boat Hull Cleaning or Boarding a Boat

Get a firm grip on the side of your boat while cleaning your fiberglass boat hull in the water or boarding safely with a boat suction handle It’s always a bit tricky to try to scrub the hull of your boat while in the water. Usually you are struggling to stay afloat while cleaning the...

Family Boating Safety and Cruising Tips

With a focus on boat safety and special accommodations for cruising with kids, you can make boating as a family both enjoyable and safe Boating can be one of the most enjoyable ways to spend time together as a family. Family boating is a great way to slow down the pace of your daily...

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Boating While Pregnant: Boat Safety When Expecting a Baby

A pregnancy doesn’t have to stop your boating season – first mates expecting a baby can enjoy time on a boat with some precautions boating pregnant If you are an avid boater that is ready to start having kids (or having another baby now as a boater), chances are you have thought about how to handle a pregnancy...

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...

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