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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...

Three tips for environmentally responsible boating

The presence of human beings on waterways has a lasting effect on water quality. To minimize your impact on aquatic flora and fauna, adopting responsible boating practices is key. 1. Fill up carefully If you own a motorboat, stay a good...

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....

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...

Marine Communications Can you Hear Me?

Cell Phone vs. VHF Radio Having a cell phone on board allows you to keep in touch with land-based contacts and businesses easily. They are very convenient but in some situations they shouldn’t be used in place of a very...

Life Jackets For World’s Toughest Customers: Kids

Who can blame a child for struggling and refusing to put on a PFD? Too often, they’re bulky and uncomfortable. Full Throttle’s new Little Dipper line of USCG-approved life jackets are uniquely different. With bright colors, all-day comfort, fun...

Launch into spring

Here’s your spring fitting out safety checklist. Complete safety inspection of the engine, hull, and other systems should take, at most, an hour or two. Out of the Water Inspect and lubricate sea­cocks. Hoses and hose clamps (two at each...

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...

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...

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...

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