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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Would you like to try to help save a child’s life this summer boating season? With a range of free materials available, the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water can help your marina, club, fuel dock, campground, town or waterfront business get a Life Jacket Loaner location off the ground or promote an existing

tags: Rentals, Safety

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The Toledo Sail and Power Squadron urges boaters to take the time each season to schedule a Vessel Safety Check (VSC) to determine if the boat is in compliance with federal and state boating laws. Each VSC is free of charge, a public service provided by Toledo Sail & Power Squadron “America’s Boating Club” and

tags: Lake Erie, Safety

Friday, May 24, 2019

Have you ever wished for an extra hand on board when docking your boat? A thruster to navigate that tricky maneuver? A powerful searchlight in a black night on the sea? What about a low vision thermal camera to detect a person that fell overboard that same night? Or one to see an oncoming obstacle? Have you ever wished for a power

tags: Accessories, Electronics, Safety

Thursday, May 23, 2019

The United States Power Squadrons® (USPS) continues the debut of its third season of safe-boating videos on America’s Boating Channel™ with “SAFETY TIPS FOR PADDLE SPORTS,” which can be found online at and as a free mobile app available at Apple’s App Store and Google Play.

tags: Canoes & Kayaks, Paddleboards, Safety, Water Toys

Friday, May 17, 2019

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the National Safe Boating Council are kicking off the annual Safe Boating Campaign the weekend before Memorial Day with National Safe Boating Week held May 18-24, with important safety reminders for boaters as the busy boating season gears up. “Don’t just have your life

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Education, Lake Erie, Safety

Friday, May 17, 2019

Wearing a life jacket, avoiding alcohol, and taking a boating safety course tops the list of things you can do now to improve your chances of a long, safe summer of boating. For this year’s National Safe Boating Week (May 18-24) here’s three timely safety tips from the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean

tags: Boating 101, Safety

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Capt. Randy Banger is a professional captain, mechanic, and fabricator, with over 150,000 nm at sea. More than ten times in the last dozen years, he has experienced first hand the terror of a sinking vessel due to shaft seal failures. Yachts that sit in slips unused for months are the most at risk. In an effort to save lives, and the

tags: Accessories, Do It Yourself (DIY), Safety

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Seasoned boaters know first-hand that weather conditions on the Great Lakes can change from pleasant to terrifying very quickly. From dangerous lightning to high winds, thunderstorms can ruin an outing in many ways. However, reading your local marine forecast before leaving the dock and regularly checking weather radar along the way

by: Mark Thornton, LakeErieWX Marine Weather

tags: Boating 101, Safety, Software & Apps

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

While the weather in Ohio will gradually warm up, it is important for residents to know that the water temperature in Ohio’s waterways are still extremely cold, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Parks and Watercraft. “Hypothermia sets in rapidly when people enter cold water because

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Lake Erie, Safety

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Summer is around the corner, and so is boating season. We all want to get out there and enjoy the warm weather on the water. There are memories to be made, and great times to be had – which is why it is so important to remember to be safe on the water. Many of us know plenty about boater safety, from years of experience and

tags: Accessories, Decorative, Safety