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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Weems & Plath is pleased to announce that the award winning CrewWatcher MOB alarm is now available in-stores and online. This man overboard alarm system, demonstrated at the Annapolis Fall Boat Shows and Progressive Miami International Boat Show, can now be found for purchase at both your favorite marine store and online at

tags: Accessories, Safety

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Your boat is worth so much — emotionally, spiritually, not to mention the dollars, of course. Yet, theft is a real possibility and a comparatively small investment could save you “boat loads” of future hassle. Enter the MiniTrax™ compact GPS satellite tracking system from AtlasTrax. At only 3” x 2”

tags: Electronics, Safety

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: Clothing & Shoes, Kids & Pets, Safety

Friday, May 11, 2018

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation recently announced its 2017 Recreational Boating Report. The state reported 22 fatalities in 2017 – the same as 2016 – which had placed the Empire State 31st in the nation for boating fatalities. In 2017, unregistered craft (kayaks, canoes, stand-up

tags: Safety

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Over April 21-22, Bayview Yacht Club, organizer of the ever-popular Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, hosted (with help from Detroit Yacht Club) a US Sailing Safety at Sea Course that literally swept away its 130 participants with a loaded schedule of activities geared toward managing risk and avoiding danger during racing or

tags: Education, Events, Safety

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

Thursday, May 3, 2018

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded just over $1.1 million in grants for five new two-year coastal science research projects. New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York, and one of 33 university-based programs under the National

tags: Environmental Impact, 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

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Buffalo, NY. New York Sea Grant is encouraging the public to take expired, unused and unwanted pharmaceuticals to designated retail and law enforcement agency locations on National Take Back Day on April 28, 2018. This federally-designated day for collection of waste pharmaceuticals prevents the entry of such products as antibiotics,

tags: Environmental Impact, Events, Safety

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

We don’t like to think about it, but every time we go boating we should all prepare for the worst. When heading out, no matter how far you are going from shore, you should be prepared for a man overboard situation. It takes just a second for someone to fall over, even on a calm day. Everyone in your family should have a Coast

by: Jordan Balbresky

tags: Electronics, Safety, Software & Apps

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