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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5 Boat Safety Tips For Your Fun Summer Water Sports

Before you go out on your kayak, SUP or boat this summer be sure to follow these basic water sports safety tips Spending time on a boat and participating in water sports activities in the summertime is a whole lot of fun for people of all ages. You can catch fish, get a tan,...

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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 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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...

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Boating with Your Dog – How to Keep it Fun & Safe

Safety and comfort tips to keep in mind before bringing your water-loving boat dog out on your boat Power or sail, you’ll find dogs on board boats everywhere you go. Ensuring your dog is safe and comfortable with your boat – and life on board – will do wonders for making boating with...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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“I Float!”: Prevent the Unthinkable and Wear a Life Jacket

By now most of us know that life jackets can literally be the difference between life and death out on the water. However, even with the constant news of tragic drowning deaths each summer, people continue to take the risk of boating without their life jackets. While some feel that life jackets are only...

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