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Monday, August 10, 2020

It’s a message that bears repeating, especially during the final stretch of Michigan summer. When swimming, kayaking, boating or fishing, put safety first and never underestimate weather, water conditions or the value of a life jacket. Strong currents can happen in all water types and depths, even shallow water. Lt. Gerald

tags: Canoes & Kayaks, Dept of Natural Resources, Safety, Boating 101

Sunday, August 9, 2020

More first-time boat buyers are getting on the water this season than in summers past. Along with the boat, many new owners also find themselves shopping for boat insurance for the first time. What are the most basic things new boat owners should know about buying a boat policy? BoatUS, the nation’s largest advocacy, services,

tags: Boating 101, Insurance

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

So now that you have figured out the best boat for your specific interest and needs, how do you know if you have the best propeller for your application? Your new boat will typically be equipped with the right propeller… for general use… by the average user. This starting point is necessary to provide the best overall

tags: Boating 101, Propellers, Retrofitting, Service & Repair

Monday, July 20, 2020

Most boaters don’t like making mistakes, especially when it comes to safety. With the recent release of the U.S. Coast Guard’s 2019 Recreational Boating Statistics, the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water recommends avoiding these three common boating mistakes to increase safety for all aboard. 1. Using

tags: Boating 101, Safety

Friday, July 17, 2020

As a kid, tucked into a sleeping bag on the warm sands of Lake Powell, CO, I remember tired arms from a day of waterskiing and the smell of campfire smoke in my T-shirt. I drifted off to sleep convinced there was nothing better than boat camping. The next morning, a passing boater asked how we were dealing with the scorpions. Umm,

by: Zuzana Prochazka

tags: Boating 101, Kids & Pets, Lifestyle, Travel

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has helped hundreds of thousands of boat owners make good boat-buying decisions. But things sometimes don’t go so well, such as when a buyer fails to do his or her research, doesn’t understand the role of a boat dealer or what it offers, or perhaps trusts the seller

tags: Boating 101, Used Boats

Thursday, July 16, 2020

With summer boating season in full swing, it’s now common to see recreational boats being filled up at gas stations across the country. However, making sure the right fuel gets in the boat’s tank isn’t always assured: 54% of consumers in a recent Harris Poll believed that the small orange E15 fuel warning label on a

tags: Service & Repair, Beyond the Lakes, Boating 101, Environmental Impact, Law & Politics, Safety

Saturday, July 11, 2020

According to NOAA, the 12-month-period ending in April 2019 was the wettest in U.S. records dating back to 1895. As extreme weather events become more common, few are more affected than recreational boaters who store their vessels on the water at a marina, boat club or backyard dock. Flooding, hurricanes, tornados or heavy snows

tags: Boating 101, Insurance

Monday, July 6, 2020

America’s Boating Club®, recently announced the launch of its new monthly newsletter, a go-to resource for new boaters and those getting back into boating: America’s Boating Compass. Launched during National Safe Boating Week (May 16-25, 2020), America’s Boating Compass’ inaugural issue included articles on

tags: Boating 101, Company Expansions, Safety

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Some of the best ideas are cheap but will save you loads in the long run. Here’s some that you can bank on. 1) It’s in the Bag A crisp, neat, straight paint line is a delight to the eye and is easy to achieve with the careful application of masking tape. Your efforts unfortunately can be marred by paint creeping under the

by: BoatU.S. Editors

tags: Boating 101, Do It Yourself (DIY), Retrofitting

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