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Thursday, October 18, 2018

The nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group for recreational boaters, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), reacted negatively to the recent news of the Administration’s plan to permit the sale of E15 (15 percent ethanol) fuel year-round. E15 is prohibited by federal law for use in

by: Boat US

tags: Law & Politics, Service & Repair, Environmental Impact

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

This year, I have encountered several boaters who were distressed that, after they launched for the season, they had to be hauled back out to rebuild carburetors and replace damaged valves and blown out gaskets. In each case, it was determined that when they filled their fuel tanks at the end of last season — which is

by: Capt. Fred Davis

tags: Engines, Law & Politics, Winterization

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: Boating 101, Law & Politics, Lifestyle

Monday, August 13, 2018

WHAT: The battle to protect your boat's engine is not over. Right now, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public comments on the amount of ethanol that must be blended into the nation's fuel supply for 2019 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is asking all

tags: Environmental Impact, Fuel Treatments, Law & Politics, Service & Repair

Friday, July 27, 2018

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources strongly supports the introduction of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act in the U.S. Senate. Senators James Risch, R-Idaho, and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. – along with their colleagues Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D. – yesterday introduced groundbreaking

tags: Environmental Impact, Law & Politics

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

State of Michigan agencies today released for public comment a draft independent analysis of the impacts of a potential oil spill from Enbridge Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac. A team led by Michigan Technological University and directed by professor Guy Meadows of Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center submitted the

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Huron, Law & Politics

Friday, July 13, 2018

Fishing for lake sturgeon is a rare and unique opportunity in Michigan. The month of July brings several season openers. Detroit River Fishing season: July 16 - March 15 Catch and release only. All lake sturgeon must be released immediately. Lake St. Clair, St. Clair River Fishing season: July 16 - March 15 Possession season: July

tags: Fishing, Law & Politics

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Enbridge Energy Partners has delivered to the State of Michigan three reports that examine possible measures and technologies to mitigate potential leaks from Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac and at water crossings throughout Michigan. The three studies were delivered by their June 30 deadlines set in a November 2017 agreement

tags: Environmental Impact, Law & Politics

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Alcohol and boating is a dangerous combination on the water, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Alcohol use while boating is the leading factor in boater deaths nationwide. Last weekend during Operation Dry Water, which is a nationwide crackdown initiative aimed at removing impaired boaters from public

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Lake Erie, Law & Politics, Safety

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

In government, data counts. If you can’t measure it, your chances of getting legislative support are nil. That’s why Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) applauds recent congressional action to authorize $1.5 million in funding to continue to measure the economic impact of the outdoor recreation industry

tags: Law & Politics, Lifestyle

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