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Great Apps for Boaters

2017-12-05T15:47:43+00:00

Developers have made apps for just about everything, and boating is no exception. From navigation to knots, the following smartphone apps are great tools for boat lovers. 1. U.S. Coast Guard Mobile App This app is a fantastic encyclopedia for all things boating in your state. Look up laws, available services, safety information, float plans, and [...]

Fall Boating Safety

2017-11-08T11:36:27+00:00

Less traffic on the water, better fishing and incredible scenery make fall a great time to go boating. But the season also means cooler weather and lower water temperatures, so stay safe with these year-end-boating tips. DRESS SMART Layers are lifesavers in tough conditions, so don’t just throw on a big coat. Any time you’re boating [...]

Tying Up Your Boat

2017-10-04T10:24:45+00:00

You’ve managed to dock without injuring your boat, someone else’s boat, the dock, or any passengers—congratulations! Now all you need to do is make sure it stays put. There are four types of dock lines: Bow lines—to keep the bow from moving side to side Breast lines—to keep the boat from moving away from the dock [...]

Why Autumn Boating Is Awesome

2017-09-26T10:05:26+00:00

Summer has come to an end, but your boating season doesn’t have to. Autumn is prime time to be on the water, so grab a jacket and jump on board. Need convincing?   The Lakes Are Less Crowded: Kids are back at school and families are packing up their cabins, so take advantage of the open [...]

How to Execute the Perfect Dock

2017-09-08T13:14:49+00:00

Docking your boat can be stressful. Wind, currents and other watercraft can make docking difficult, but if you follow these four easy steps, the process can be swift, simple and successful. 1. ANALYZE YOUR APPROACH Approach the dock at a 30- to 45-degree angle with your bow aimed at the center of your landing point. If the [...]

Stay Safe This Labor Day

2017-10-04T09:17:44+00:00

Labor Day weekend is an exciting celebration of the end of summer, and boaters across the country will be taking advantage of the last warm days to enjoy some fun in the sun. But before you head out, keep in mind these important tips to ensure that everyone on board stays safe on the water.   [...]