Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Do Life Jackets Right

Do Life Jackets Right

February 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the authority on boating safety, drowning prevention begins with requiring all boat operators to have wearable life jackets for each person aboard. Choosing the proper life jacket takes a bit of knowledge and effort, but it really comes down to remembering three simple rights: the jacket must be […]

Reliable Repairs Within Reach

Reliable Repairs Within Reach

December 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

 You love your boat and have a lot invested in it, so it’s hard to know where to turn when it needs fixing or upgrades. (Our ads are great jumping off spots, letting you skip step 1 below.) In any case, it’s usually a matter of “boater beware,” so be sure to do the groundwork […]

Brr! Boating in Cold Weather

Brr! Boating in Cold Weather

November 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

When temperatures drop, water safety precautions hold steady. In fact, harsher conditions combined with scarcity of boaters in the vicinity — to lend a hand or call for assistance — requires cold weather boaters to remain vigilant about every aspect of boating safety. How you feel when you step outside is not a reliable gauge […]

Letter to Editor

September 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor: The summer has flown by, but you know the warm weather will continue to give us more opportunities to enjoy ourselves outdoors. Many of those will be places in and around the water, so it’s a good time to refresh ourselves on the importance of “Know Before You Go.” See our infographics here:  […]

Swim Safety and Drown Prevention Tips

Swim Safety and Drown Prevention Tips

August 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. Relaxing in the water is one of summer’s pleasures — swimming safely means you’ll add many more summers to your lifetime. The most important rule of swim safety starts before your boating day begins: Learn to swim or don’t go in. Thereafter, when you choose to jump off the boat and swim alongside, mind […]

Don’t Keep it Secret!  Share Your Boating Day for Safety’s Sake

Don’t Keep it Secret! Share Your Boating Day for Safety’s Sake

July 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Can you keep a secret? When it comes to boating, you don’t need to blab to everyone, but it is vital to tell someone what you’ll be doing, where you’ll be going, and about how long you’ll be gone. The disclosure, known formally as a float plan, is actually a pretty simple way to ensure […]

Cold Water Boating

Cold Water Boating

July 15, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

As boaters, a warm-ish day will entice us onto the water. It’s understandable that we’d want to leave the shore when the sun is shining, but we can never throw caution to the wind. Safe boating is a year-round practice, but there are more precautions to take and laws to heed in late winter and […]

What Kind of Sailboat is Right for Me?

What Kind of Sailboat is Right for Me?

July 15, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Did you spend an enjoyable day on a friend’s sailboat this past summer, watching how much fun your kids had as well? Perhaps you spent time on sailboats growing up, or always see others enjoying themselves out on the water and want to be a part of the fun. Whatever the reason, the lure of […]