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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Keep the “Spirit” of boating alive and introduce a young person to boating ... while you are at it, take a photograph and/or create a 30 second video (maximum length) of you boating with a young person and send it to us for a chance to win special prizes for you and your family and friends. Top three photographs and

tags: Kids & Pets, Promotions & Giveaways

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Mustang Survival®, the North American brand known for innovative solutions for the most demanding marine environments, has created a comprehensive Guide for PFD Inspection and Maintenance (available for download) for recreational boaters in recognition of National Safe Boating Week (May 19-25, 2018). As warmer weather spreads

tags: Safety, Clothing & Shoes, Kids & Pets

Thursday, May 3, 2018

The truth is not all dogs can swim, and those that can aren’t all great swimmers. Additionally, water or weather conditions can cause problems, even for a pet that is typically a strong swimmer. Any dog can get fatigued or disoriented and older dogs, especially, can tire easily. Pets with low body fat can have trouble when

tags: Kids & Pets, Safety

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

A simple way to save a kid’s life is to ensure they have a life jacket when they go boating, sailing or fishing. But sometimes, it’s not easy to borrow a right-sized life jacket when an infant or young teen comes aboard. Marinas, boat and fishing clubs, waterfront businesses, organizations or other groups that serve

tags: Boating 101, Kids & Pets, Safety

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The foundation to a lifetime of enjoyment around water begins with teaching children to be safe and relaxed around it. Full Throttle's Water Buddies are designed especially for kids 30–50 lbs. and make wearing a life jacket comfortable and fun. Brightly colored Water Buddies are offered in four imaginative motifs that kids

tags: Kids & Pets, Safety

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Cary R. Wiener is President of Pantaenius America Ltd. and a maritime lawyer who has worked on many famous cases, including the Exxon Valdez. He is licensed in all fifty states and is passionate about safety on the water. Question: We are lifelong boating enthusiasts with three young children. We’ve taken them on short trips

by: Cary R. Wiener, President of Pantaenius America Ltd.

tags: Boating 101, Kids & Pets, Safety

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Not to rock the boat or anything, but pets aren’t allowed on my boat. Neither in my pontoon nor my center console. Certainly not one of the kayaks, and putting a dog or cat aboard the SUP I got for Christmas is out of the question — not that I haven’t seen folks forcing the latter. And, believe me, as one who has

by: Dan Armitage, Buckeye Sportsman Radio

tags: Kids & Pets

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Many boaters and freshwater enthusiasts go about the enjoyment of their favorite body of water oblivious to the small creatures lurking in the water with them. Believed to have originated in the Yangtze River in China, the freshwater jellyfish (Craspedacusta sowerbii) is a little known variety of invasive species that exists in 44

by: Jerry Smith, Dock Consultant, Bay Harbor Lake Marina

tags: Kids & Pets, Lifestyle

Monday, April 2, 2018

Malcolm and his boy did it, finally. It was not easy, it was sometimes dirty, and it took a long time. But, they were here, finally, sitting on varnished, wood seats that they made, with fishing poles in hand and smiling big. His boy was in heaven on this sunny day, floating past the green shoreline, casting towards the shore, and

by: Clint Chase, Owner, Chase Small Craft

tags: Do It Yourself (DIY), Kids & Pets

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

In keeping with this issue’s theme on pets, I thought to discuss what breed I think is the “best overall boatin' dog”: the Miniature Schnauzer. Okay, I know right off the bat, you think I'm nuts. Of course, you will think the Lab is the best and, in some respects, I could not agree more. BUT, hear me out on my

tags: Kids & Pets