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Friday, June 9, 2017

INCREASED BOARDING SAFETY Another advantage of the Nauti-Glide sliding mooring systems is increased safety and accessibility. By keeping your boat close against your dock, it allows for easier boarding of all passengers, crew and cargo. The Nauti-Glide mooring system allows vertical travel while eliminating horizontal travel. The

tags: Accessories, Safety

Thursday, June 1, 2017

With Great Lakes water levels on the rise and expected to continue to increase into summer, recreational boaters could find that deeper water under the keel may open a whole new range of cruising, fishing or sailing grounds to navigation. That same deep water, however, may present unique safety concerns on the water and at the dock,

tags: Safety

Friday, May 26, 2017

Do you worry about your boat during the week, hoping it's secure? The Nauti-GLIDE system was developed for boaters like you to give you peace of mind when you are not at your summer home. With Nauti-GLIDE, your boatcan safely weather the ups and downs of Great Lakes water levels. The sliding system increases safety and accessibility

tags: Accessories, Safety

Monday, May 22, 2017

Siren Marine LLC, a pioneer in Connected Boat™ technology, has announced a late-May 2017 release date for its breakthrough MTC™ boat monitoring and tracking system, and companion iOS and Android apps. More than two years in development, Siren Marine’s MTC™ technology enhances the overall boating experience by

tags: Safety, Software & Apps

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The National Highway Traffic Safety Commission says that sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for five seconds. On waterways across the country, recreational boaters know that five seconds is a world of time to get into trouble. Unlike driving on a road, boats can approach from any direction, come in all shapes and

tags: Safety

Monday, May 15, 2017

As the boating season begins, wearing a life jacket is key to boating safely in the Buckeye State. Ohio will kick off National Safe Boating Week, May 20-26, by holding nine “Ready, Set, Wear It!” life jacket safety awareness events across the state, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

tags: Lake Erie, Safety

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

KJM Applied Concepts announces the Nauti-Glide Mooring System, a better way to tie-off your boat. Nauti-Glide is a patented boat tie-up system that provides safe and secure dock tie-off for pleasure boats 20–60 feet. The system consists of a pair of marine grade aluminum glides with cleats that allow boats to safely weather the

tags: Accessories, Safety

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Across the United States, there are over 550 BoatUS Foundation Life Jacket Loaner sites that collectively loan out children’s life jackets more than 140,000 times each year. That makes it one of the largest and most successful boating safety programs in the country. Becoming a new loaner site is now easier with an application

tags: Kids & Pets, Safety

Saturday, April 15, 2017

All life vests have one thing in common - they don’t work if you are not wearing them. Automatic inflatable vests were developed to combat this shortcoming. They are lighter, more comfortable and provide greater freedom of movement, encouraging more frequent use. The first inflatable life vest was patented in 1928. They were

tags: Boating 101, Safety

Friday, April 14, 2017

Sun safety is an important — yet often overlooked — aspect of boat safety. With fishing, cruising, tubing, anchoring, lounging, entertaining… the time you spend on your boat adds up quickly. And it only takes 20 minutes of sun exposure to get sunburn if not properly protected. A new sun safety campaign — Sun

tags: Boat Covers, Safety

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