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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Vesper Marine has developed a hard-won reputation as innovators in marine electronics. They have made a name for themselves focusing on tackling real-world problems with solutions that are intuitive and easy-to-install and use. That focus has resulted in an award-winning product line that dominates the AIS space. The Vesper team sees

by: Jordan Balbresky

tags: Electronics, Safety, Smart Technology, Software & Apps

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Naturally, every owner prefers a comforting temperature on board of one’s vessel. During wintertime, this is not only cozy, but also keeps the boat dry. When using heaters and fans, however, caution is advised, as they are a regular source of danger that can lead to damages and losses in winter storage facilities, or whenever

by: Pantaenius America Ltd

tags: Insurance, Safety, Winterization

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Yacht Boarding Systems, Inc. recently shipped its thirtieth 12ft Steadi-Plank boarding ramp (the Travel Brow) to the Coast Guard for their 154’ FSC Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutter. These vessels perform various Coast Guard missions which include, but are not limited to, PWCS (Ports, Waterways, and Coastal Security), Defense

tags: Accessories, Boat Docks, Safety

Friday, August 30, 2019

Anyone who's come in contact with even a mild jolt of electricity knows the muscle spasms it can generate. Complete immersion after falling or unknowingly jumping into water that's been electrified by a boat's faulty wiring can trigger total body immobility and even stop a heart, tragically resulting in a drowning fatality. The cause

tags: Electronics, Safety

Friday, August 9, 2019

On August 9, 2019, Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab join boating safety advocates around the world in hosting a Ready, Set, Wear It Life Jacket event in their local community. These events are part of the yearlong Safe Boating Campaign to promote boating safety and voluntary, consistent wear of life jackets. The local event,

tags: Awards, Event, Events, Lake Erie, Safety

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Question: I recently read that distracted boating can be as dangerous as distracted driving. Is this true, and what’s your best advice for avoiding distractions while at the helm? Answer: What you read is true. In fact, increased use of personal electronic devices by vessel operators is such a growing problem that

by: John Bishara, Director, Newport, Rhode Island office, Pantaenius America Ltd.

tags: Boating 101, Safety

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Gemeco is pleased to introduce a unique and innovative solution for early detection and prevention of shaft seal failures on recreational, commercial, and municipal vessels. New from Tides Marine, their SmartSeal® Temperature Sensors monitor the temperature of a boat's shaft seals and triggers a series of alarms when the water

tags: Electronics, Safety

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

NOAA and its research partners are forecasting that western Lake Erie will experience a significant harmful algal bloom (HAB) this summer. This year’s bloom is expected to measure 7.5 on the severity index, but could possibly range between 6 and 9. An index above 5 indicates blooms having greater impact. The severity index is

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Erie, Safety

Monday, July 15, 2019

Boating season is in full swing. Have you given thought to what would you do if you broke down out on the water? Could you do a quick fix on something aboard your boat should you experience a malfunction? While in many cases of breakdown you could get a quick tow back to where you presumably have more in the way of tools and parts,

by: John Tiger

tags: Boating 101, Safety, Service & Repair

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Well, this summer will be a trying one for those of us living on bodies of water attached to a Great Lake. As I write this article in early June, ALL FIVE Great Lakes are now above their record high water levels for the month of May and are forecasted to stay at this level or even rise some, over the summer boating season. This will

by: Captain Dennis J. Mykols

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Safety