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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

WOLVERINE INFLATABLES is a leader in the service and sales of emergency inflatable products for recreational boaters in the Great Lakes Region of the United States. Many boaters in the Great Lakes and central United States don’t think about emergency inflatables like Life Rafts or MOM units until it is too late. On the Great

tags: Safety, Service & Repair

Monday, April 10, 2017

Scott Smiles' 42' boat sank in 50 seconds, leaving him, a friend, and their two PFD-clad young sons clinging to a cooler and EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radiobeacon) — the only items he had time to grab. The harrowing experience inspired Smiles to develop Life Cell, a completely new approach to safety equipment

tags: Electronics, Safety

Friday, March 24, 2017

Weems & Plath, manufacturer of fine nautical instruments, adds to their line of safety products with the release of the Man Overboard Wheel. This easy to use, quick reference, safety tool can save lives. The two-sided quick reference Man Overboard Wheel made of durable PVC, shows the 5-step instructions for the Williamson Turn

tags: Boating 101, Safety

Thursday, March 23, 2017

In an effort to improve boat fire safety aboard recreational boats, the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water today issued “Foundation Findings #55.” The report, part of a long-running educational series devoted to boating-safety topics, includes a five-minute video showing three actual boat burns

tags: Safety

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Inspired by his own survival story, Scott Smiles developed Life Cell, a revolutionary floating safety device. So confident in its ability to save lives, the very organization that rescued him endorses it. Two hours into a fishing trip five miles east of Sydney, Australia, Smiles noticed smoke coming from the exhaust of his new 42'

tags: Accessories, Electronics, Safety

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Marinas throughout the state have taken steps to keep Ohio’s bodies of water clean and healthy for recreational and environmental purposes. Seventy-one marinas in Ohio have been certified as Ohio Clean Marinas, and an additional 45 marinas have committed to meet the program’s certification standards, according to the Ohio

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Safety

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Ditch Kit® offers peace of mind on unpredictable waters. There’s good reason they’re called the Great Lakes. Covering more than 90,000 square miles of surface area, the Great Lakes are not only immense, history has proven they can be unforgiving as well. That’s why boaters need to be prepared—just in

tags: Safety

Monday, August 15, 2016

If you need to borrow a kid’s life jacket for the day or weekend, chances are there is one near you at one of the over 1,500 life jacket loaner sites across the country at BoatUS.org/loanermap. The website list is “the nation’s largest single source of life jacket loaner sites” according to BoatUS. It

tags: Safety

Thursday, July 7, 2016

The Ditch Kit® offers peace of mind on unpredictable waters. There’s good reason they’re called the Great Lakes. Covering more than 90,000 square miles of surface area, the Great Lakes are not only immense, history has proven they can be unforgiving as well. That’s why boaters need to be prepared—just in

tags: Safety

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

With their crystal blue waters and stunning scenery, Grand Traverse Bay and nearby Torch Lake are Northern Michigan boating Meccas, with many hundreds of local boats at private docks and marinas and scores of visiting boats exploring what some call one of the finest fresh water cruising areas in the world. Life got easier for all

tags: Safety