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Cold Water Boating Basics

Cold Water Boating Basics

April 12, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

.  After a winter spent indoors, warmer days entice us onto the water. Though we’re eager to jump aboard, we must never throw caution to the wind. Safe boating is a year-round practice, but there are more precautions to take when water temperatures are chilly. It’ll be awhile before local waters climb above 60 degrees, […]

Cold Weather Boating

Cold Weather Boating

December 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

.   Though the majority of area boaters have disappeared, none of the basics of safe boating have vanished. In fact, more laws and precautions crop up as the temperature drops. Sunshine on your shoulders has zero to do with keeping yourself safe on the water. It’s the chilliness of the water that poses the […]

Introducing Friends to Safe Boating

Introducing Friends to Safe Boating

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Those of us who have been around boats for a while regard safety precautions and smart maneuverability as second nature. However, our non-boating friends and family don’t always possess the same instincts that we do, which can lead to accidents at the dock and on the water. One of the top boat insurance claims (in […]

When the Coast Guard Comes Calling

When the Coast Guard Comes Calling

. Our boat hit the water a couple of weeks later than we originally planned this year, so we were really excited when it came time for our first voyage. We invited our friends Julie and Charlie to join our family (these same friends came along on our final cruise of last season, when we […]

Life Jackets Do Save Lives!

Life Jackets Do Save Lives!

June 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Life jackets don’t get the respect and attention they deserve by most boaters. Though mandated for some, and a potential lifesaver for all, how often do you see recreational boaters wearing their life jackets? Whether called life jackets, personal flotation devices, or PFDs (they are all the same), boaters offer the same excuses for not […]