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6 tips to stop theft

What can boat owners do to prevent theft? It’s hard to stop a determined thief, but you can reduce your chances of being targeted. 1. Take a look at your boat storage area. Is it lit at night? Does it have...

Anchoring tips

By Wayne Spivak National Press Corps United States Coast Guard Auxiliary An often overlooked and unappreciated team member on your boat can be the very reason you may survive a mishap at sea. The term “at sea”is somewhat misleading, because it can be used to describe your vessel...

Sharing our water

Whether on the water for boating, fishing, or watersports, or on the land, exploring the shoreline or living at water’s edge, everyone who enjoys our nation’s waterways, has same right to enjoy the water as you do. As a responsible boater, you should always be mindful of...

Learn to fish responsibly

Warm weather has arrived, and the welcoming temperatures are once again beckoning people to the great outdoors. Fishing is a popular warm weather pastime, and it's important to take an environmentally responsible approach when fishing. According to "Oceana: Our Endangered...

Ethanol could damage outboard motors

Ethanol, a corn-based fuel that is mixed with traditional gasoline, has been a boon to the fuel industry. It helps to keep costs down and provides a renewable, more eco-friendly option to fuel cars and trucks. While ethanol may...

Enjoy Fourth of July fireworks from your boat — safely

As boaters, we love spending every possible day of the season on the water. Certainly, one of the highlights of each summer season is our Independence Day holiday and the opportunity to watch the spectacular fireworks displays from the...

DNR reports discovery of invasive silver carp

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the first capture of a silver carp on the St. Croix River. The invasive carp was caught by a commercial angler near Prescott, Wis., during proactive monitoring in partnership with the...

Rescuing a man overboard

By Jim Hendricks The difficulty in retrieving a man overboard (MOB) never hit me until I faced the real-life rescue of a swimmer in distress. We weren’t at sea, but rather in the harbor within 50 yards of the dock....

Boat trailer insurance mysteries revealed by BoatUS

If you get in an accident while trailering your boat, do you know which insurance policy will pay for repairs to the trailer? If it’s a simple accident with damage to the trailer only, it’s likely to be the trailer...

Squadron urges people to boat safely

By Red Wing Newsroom Minnesota’s Titanic as it is sometimes referred to, describes an event that occurred in July 1890 on the Mississippi. The vessel Sea Wing left Red Wing for a Sunday cruise to Lake City. On the...

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