Boat Safety

It’s National Boating Safety Week

2018-05-16T09:24:39+00:00

  It’s National Boating Safety Week May 19-25 is National Boating Safety Week, the best time of year to brush up on critical safety rules and recommendations. The campaign highlights many forms of safe boating, but focuses on the importance of wearing life jackets. In 2016, 83% of boating-related deaths occurred when the victim was not [...]

It’s National Boating Safety Week 2018-05-16T09:24:39+00:00

It’s the Perfect Time for a Boating Safety Course

2018-03-08T09:03:41+00:00

It’s the Perfect Time for a Boating Safety Course - Last week we gave you some tips on how to properly prepare for spring boating. While the weather may be great for our boaters in temperate climates, many northern boaters are stuck inside hoping for an early thaw.   While you wait, it’s a great time to [...]

It’s the Perfect Time for a Boating Safety Course 2018-03-08T09:03:41+00:00

Lightening Storm Safety and Survival Techniques

2018-01-29T11:21:38+00:00

Every boater is afraid of being caught in a bad lightning storm. Lightning typically kills between 25 and 30 people per year in the US and a long history of Hollywood movies and infamous stories have rightly left us in fear of the unpredictable weather phenomenon. Obviously, with your boat containing plenty of metal and being [...]

Lightening Storm Safety and Survival Techniques 2018-01-29T11:21:38+00:00

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 [...]

Fall Boating Safety 2017-11-08T11:36:27+00:00

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 [...]

How to Execute the Perfect Dock 2017-09-08T13:14:49+00:00

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.   [...]

Stay Safe This Labor Day 2017-10-04T09:17:44+00:00

Electric Shock Drowning

2018-08-29T15:01:11+00:00

An afternoon swim around a dock can easily become deadly with a killer you can’t see or hear. Protect your family from Electric Shock Drowning (ESD). It’s the silent killer of every boating season, but it can be prevented. ESD can occur when low levels of electric current from nearby boats or dock wiring pass through [...]

Electric Shock Drowning 2018-08-29T15:01:11+00:00