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Friday, February 1, 2019

With Ohioans experiencing the roller coaster of temperatures throughout the state, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is encouraging residents and out-of-state visitors to prioritize safety while participating in winter recreational activities outdoors, such as hiking or ice fishing. With the recent cold temperatures, it

tags: Fishing, Safety, Boating 101, Dept of Natural Resources

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Capt. Fred Davis is a retired charter captain and nationally published author of boating articles. His “Boat Smart” articles are published online at www.tipsforboating.com. Winter months are tough for boaters and anglers. They’ve finished putting their boats away and caught up on back issues of boating articles in

by: Captain Fred Davis

tags: Boating 101, Service & Repair

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Boating enthusiast and marketing expert Terry Krieg, President of Advantage Marketing Solutions, provided his perspective on websites related to boating in the Great Lakes area. “Websites are one of the most important assets of any organization,” stated Krieg. “The needs are somewhat similar across all generations.

tags: Boating 101, Company Expansions

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Learning how to drive a boat takes practice. That’s not always an easy or affordable thing to do, according to the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water – especially if you’ve never owned a boat or have a professional instructor to show you the ropes. After completing a successful pilot program in

tags: Boating 101, Education

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

To keep our nation’s waterways open and safe, the Coast Guard relies on the input of the maritime community to self-report hazards to navigation, such as discrepant buoys and beacons, or debris. The Navigation Center would like to remind all waterway users, whether professional mariners or recreational boaters, of several

by: LT Amy Midgett, USCG

tags: Safety, Boating 101, Navigation

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Question: When is a good time of year to check the coverage I have on my boat/yacht insurance policy? Answer: The off-season is the perfect time to review your boat/yacht insurance policy and make sure you have the coverage and navigational limits you require to protect your investment. Before contacting your agent or carrier to

by: Kristina Cherubino, Senior Underwriter, Pantaenius America Ltd.

tags: Boating 101, Insurance

Monday, December 31, 2018

Trump has officially moved to allow E15 (15 percent ethanol) gasoline sales year-round – a fuel prohibited for use in recreational boats and a decision that recreational boating groups say will needlessly put 142 million American boaters at risk. Protecting Boaters at the Gas Pump is a new website with a series of photos of gas

tags: Law & Politics, Boating 101, Environmental Impact

Monday, November 26, 2018

The walleye was among the largest, if not the biggest, of the season and would end our final autumn outing on a positive note and provide a welcome entree for that evening’s dinner. Problem was, the massive fish was still in the water off the starboard side of the idling boat, stubbornly shaking its head to free the colorful

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Boating 101, Fishing

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Question: We have just ordered our first yacht and are shopping for insurance. We have friends (seasoned yachties), who were recently denied coverage for a claim due to something called “hidden implied warranties of seaworthiness.” They tried to explain it to us, but we’re confused. What does this mean, and how can

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

tags: Boating 101, Insurance

Thursday, September 13, 2018

What is the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), and why does it matter to you? Formed in 1979 when the Boating Industry Association of Chicago (BIA) and the National Association of Engine & Boat Manufacturers of New York (NAEBM) merged, the NMMA is the boating industry’s largest trade association, acting as a

tags: Lifestyle, Boating 101, Law & Politics

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