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Saturday, July 20, 2019

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...

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...

BOATUS OFFERS BEST BOATING ADVICE

ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 13, 2019 – Wearing a life jacket, avoiding alcohol, and taking a boating safety course tops the list of things you can do now to improve your chances of a long, safe summer of...

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...

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...

Spinlock enhances safety at sea with the introduction of GlowSpot®

Spinlock is pleased to announce that it will be introducing yet another innovative feature to its DURO range of commercial marine lifejackets in the form of a new bladder that uses Glowspot® retro-reflection technology. Glowspot® further enhances the...

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...

Boaters must use caution to avoid E-15 fuel

Red Wing, MN - As we move deeper into the summer months, boaters are once again cautioned to be alert to avoid using E-15 fuel in marine engines of all types. Earlier this...

Uniden Launches MHS335BT VHF Marine Radio

IRVING, Texas – (BUSINESS WIRE) The debut of the Uniden MHS335BT VHF marine radio is creating a new wave in safety communication options at sea with the availability of private text messaging capability, a first for the maritime industry....

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....

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