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Midwest Marinas Ready for Pressure Wash Water Regulation Enforcement

By Wendy Larimer For many years, coastal marinas and boatyards have grappled with regulations, rules, best management practices and guidance on how to treat their pressure wash wastewater to prevent it from running into the water and running afoul of...

Inexpensive protection for propeller blades and shins

It’s a toss-up as to which hurts more: a dinged shin or the bill from a propeller repair shop. Both are easily avoided with Davis Instruments’ patented Prop Sox. It’s an inexpensive set of three slip-on covers that protect...

Please be aware of your own wake

By Rick Chapman, General Manager of Sunnyside Marina President of the Midwest Marina Association The Midwest Marina Association is made up of over 25 Marinas on the St. Croix River, Mississippi River, Lake Minnetonka and Lake Superior. We represent over 6,000...

PRACTICE BOATING SAFETY DURING JULY 4TH CELEBRATIONS

All boaters should: Have a sober operator— DON’T operate a boat under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Alcohol and drugs affect judgment, vision, balance and coordination. The marine environment — motion, vibration, engine noise, sun, wind and spray — accelerates...

Tips for Trailering or Towing a Boat

If you’re one of the many trailer boaters out there, you know that sometimes the trip from the garage to the launch ramp can be as challenging as a full day on the water. But with a little practice...

New law designed to save lives

What is the law? A new carbon monoxide (CO) law for Minnesota boaters (Sophia's Law) goes into effect: May 1, 2017.* the law requires that: all motorboats, regardless of fuel type, with an enclosed accommodation compartment be equipped with a...

NEVER BE CARELESS ABOUT BOATING SAFETY

When you are out on the water it is your duty to enforce all boating safety rules and to have in your possession all mandatory boating licenses. People used to be able to drive a pleasure boat no matter...

Correct Craft CEO to Represent Recreational Boating Industry on U.S. Department of Interior’s...

WASHINGTON, D.C.—May 14, 2018—On Friday, U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, announced the addition of Correct Craft President and CEO, Bill Yeargin, to the Department of Interior’s “Made in America” Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee. The announcement was made...

Fireboy® – Xintex Safety Tips

An Automatic Fixed Fire Extinguishing system A Gasoline Detection System Carbon Monoxide Alarms Smoke Detectors Automatic Fire Suppression Systems automatically put out a fire on your boat helping reduce the damage. Systems are actuated by temperature (175oF) and protect...

LET’S TALK SPRING, BOATING, and READINESS!

By Bruce Claflin, Scuttlebutt Magazine So all of us here in the upper Midwest have been extremely patient and now, it’s finally spring. Time to go boating! Maybe for some of us it IS time to go boating, but for...

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