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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The National Highway Traffic Safety Commission says that sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for five seconds. On waterways across the country, recreational boaters know that five seconds is a world of time to get into trouble. Unlike driving on a road, boats can approach from any direction, come in all shapes and

tags: Safety

Monday, May 15, 2017

As 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).

tags: Lake Erie, Safety

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

KJM 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

tags: Accessories, Safety

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Across 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

tags: Kids & Pets, Safety

Saturday, April 15, 2017

All 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

tags: Boating 101, Safety

Friday, April 14, 2017

Sun 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

tags: Boat Covers, Safety

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

WOLVERINE 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

tags: Safety, Service & Repair

Monday, April 10, 2017

Scott 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

tags: Electronics, Safety

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

Thursday, March 23, 2017

In 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

tags: Safety