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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

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources encourages boaters to enroll in a boating education course prior to the boating season. The reminder coincides with the national Spring Aboard – Take a Boating Education Course campaign that runs March 19-25. “Educated boaters will have a safer, more enjoyable experience on the

tags: Boating 101, Education

Friday, March 17, 2017

If you get in an accident while trailering your boat, do you know which insurance policy will pay for repairs to the trailer? If it’s a simple accident with damage to the trailer only, it’s likely to be the trailer insurance coverage that pays. But what happens when you back the trailer into a neighbor’s stone wall

tags: Boating 101, Insurance

Saturday, June 29, 2013

This is the final installment of a three part series on the Navigational Rules of the Road. Here we will focus on how the Rules of the Road apply to Inland waterways when discussing maneuvering and warning sound signals. Before we go into the Maneuvering and Sound signals it is first necessary to understand a few simple definitions

by: Mariners Learning System

tags: Boating 101, Education