Monday, May 15, 2017As 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).
Tuesday, May 9, 2017KJM 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
Tuesday, April 25, 2017Across 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
Saturday, April 15, 2017All 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
Friday, April 14, 2017Sun 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
Wednesday, April 12, 2017WOLVERINE 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
Monday, April 10, 2017Scott 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
Friday, March 24, 2017Weems & 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
Thursday, March 23, 2017In 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
Tuesday, February 14, 2017Inspired 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'