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Last Day on the Boat – End of Another Boating Season

Making the most of the last day on the boat with winterizing maintenance, a dock stroll, marina fun and an epic last sunset of the boating season The end of boating season usually comes faster than we’d like, but when cold weather looms we need to get ready to wrap up another season of...

Parents Once Again Being Cautioned About Summer Water Dangers

A summer safety reminder of water safety rules for kids while boating, swimming or playing around ANY body of water It’s an annual warning: when pools, boating, and water play become a part of summer fun, parents and guardians must be extra cautious and informed about water safety. Here’s your yearly reminder, with a...

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A Boy and His Boat: A Story of Sailing, Creativity, and Giving Back

The story of a boy’s love of the ocean and sailing experiences inspired him to build a 60-foot, classically styled, sailing-yacht for future young sailors to experience Boating stories have a special place in history. Great heroes who built ships and fleets would set sail on perilous adventures and live to tell tales of...

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...

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Sun Safety and Boating Lifestyle with Diane Seltzer

SureShade marketing director and My Boat Life founder talks sun safe boating and boating lifestyle on Anchors Aweigh 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 all levels...

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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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Tips for the Ultimate Boat Swim Platform Jump Photos

Photography tricks for catching great shots of your kids jumping from a boat into the water Last summer my oldest daughter finally got enough confidence to make the leap from our boat’s swim platform into the river. And once she learned how to do it there was no stopping her (except the unfortunate, yet...

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...

Boat, Pirate and Sea Theme Movie and TV Show DVDs for Kids

Gift ideas for children’s movies and TV Show DVDs about boating, pirates or ocean and sea life water related adventures that kids would enjoy watching It’s always more fun on the water… especially for kids! From pirate adventures to exploring ocean and sea life, there are tons of movies and TV shows on DVD to...

Sea Creature Kids Birthday Party Ideas

Create an ocean life, sea creature or boat themed kids party with these ideas for nautical party supplies, décor, cakes, water games, party favors and more With two little boat girls getting ready to turn five and one only a few weeks apart in the summertime, we decided that having a sea creature theme...

Kid’s Ear Protection for Watching Fireworks Shows on the Water

Protect your kids from hearing loss during loud fireworks displays on the Fourth of July and holiday events with noise reduction headphones, earmuffs or earplugs Whether it is fourth of July, Labor Day weekend or another holiday or special event, watching a fireworks display light up the sky from your boat is one of...

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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