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 By Boat US    Boating    February 1, 2018

BoatUS Reports On Fires; SmartPlug Responds

According to a 2017 BoatUS Foundation report (Foundation Findings #55 – Boat Burn Lessons Learned, http://www.boatus.org/findings/55/), "Electrical faults are the No. 1 cause of boat fires." Faulty...

 
 By Boat US    Boating    August 1, 2017

7 Tips From BoatUS To Slow Down Thieves

Alert: Crime Rings Stealing Boats, Yamaha Outboards, Garmin Electronics - BoatUS offers seven tips to slow down thieves......

 
 By Boat US    Watersports    August 1, 2017

Swimming Near Boat Docks Claims More Lives

The recent fatalities of an 11-year-old girl in New Jersey and a 19-year-old man in Ohio are bringing scrutiny to an age-old summer ritual that’s common on waterfronts across America: swimming near...

 
 By Boat US    Fishing    June 1, 2017

San Diego, CA - All Roads Lead to San Diego for Yellowtail Shootout June 23-25

SAN DIEGO, June 12, 2017 -- If you're an angler, the mention of the word "yellowtail" sends a shiver down your spine just thinking of large, fast, sleek, hard-fighting fish at the end of a taught...

 
 By Boat US    Boating    May 1, 2017

BoatUS Consumer Alert

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) Consumer Protection Department is advising boaters with vessels having a US Coast Guard Certificate of Documentation to be wary of any letter...

 
 By Boat US    Boating    May 1, 2017

Save A Life: Become A Life Jacket Loaner Site

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 l...

 
 By Boat US    Boating    May 1, 2017

Boaters' Cure-All For Zippers And Other Spring Commissioning Tips

Getting corroded boat canvas zippers to work smoothly by using two common kitchen items has never been so popular, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The national...

 
 By Boat US    Boating    April 1, 2017
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Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association

Hazardous shoaling reduces depth to less than 5 feet in several sections. The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, the famed 1100-plus mile coastal waterway stretching from Norfolk, Virginia to Miami,...

 
 By Boat US    Boating    March 1, 2017

BoatUS Members Asked To Petition New Administration, Congress To Fix Ethanol Policy

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is asking its more than half-million members - and any recreational boat owner concerned with having a safe fuel supply - to petition the Trump ad...

 
 By Boat US    Boating    February 1, 2017

Four Tips For Buying A Used Boat Trailer

As the boating season begins in the southern climates, some boaters may be looking to find a trailer to store or haul the boat. If you're looking to buy a used boat trailer now or planning on buying...

 
 By Boat US    Boating    February 1, 2017

Easy Does It - Boat Motor Oil Analysis Made Simple

A lot goes on inside a boat engine, and akin to drawing blood, and an engine oil sample analysis (OSA) can tell you a lot about the health of your boat's motor. While a single sample may not give you...

 
 By Boat US    Boating    January 1, 2017

Water Infrastructure Improvements For The Nation Act Signed

BoatUS, the nation's advocate for boat owners, applauds passage of a bipartisan bill signed on December 16 that will provide critical funds for water-resource infrastructure projects at emerging...

 
 By Boat US    Boating    January 1, 2017

BoatUS Winterizing Guide Is Free

Water that is mistakenly left in a boat's engine block to freeze over the winter is sure to become an expensive repair bill come springtime. As the ice expands, it can crack the block and ruin the...

 
 By Boat US    Boating    January 1, 2017

These AreTwo Must-Have Forms For Every Boat Buyer Or Seller

Behind most successful used-boat transactions, there's a Purchase Agreement and Bill of Sale that clearly spell out how the boat was bought or sold. The BoatUS Consumer Protection Department now...

 
 By Boat US    Boating    July 1, 2016

At Launch Of Boating Season

Federal ethanol fuel mandates and changing fuel supply demand boater vigilance. As the summer boating season is underway, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) and National Marine...

 
 By Boat US    Boating    June 1, 2016

'How To Use GPS'

Get more out of your GPS/Chartplotter. It's an important piece of equipment, able to get boaters safely home, to their favored fishing hole or weekend raft up spot. But, if you've ever wondered about...

 
 By Boat US    Boating    June 1, 2016

Boat Fire Extinguishers: Four Myths From The BoatUS Foundation

Every spring, the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water receives questions from boaters about fire extinguishers. To help set the record straight, here are four fire-extinguisher myths...

 
 By Boat US    Boating    May 1, 2016

Eight Boat Spring Commissioning Goof-Ups We Made

They are the crewmembers of the nation's largest boater advocacy, safety and services group, BoatUS. And like most boaters, they aren't perfect. They make mistakes and learn from them too. With boat...

 
 By Boat US    Boating    April 1, 2016

BoatUS Fire Facts

Fire ranks number five among all boat losses according to the BoatUS Marine Insurance Program claims files. Dig a little a deeper, and those claims files also tell you the six specific areas that...

 
 By Boat US    Boating    April 1, 2016

BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grants

Groups can apply all year for funds for boating safety and clean-boating projects. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water just made it easier for nonprofit organizations including...

 
 By Boat US    Boating    April 1, 2016

What's Wrong In This Photo

There are at least 11 technical faults that, if not addressed, could cause serious problems. How many can you find? Here's a hint -- they fall into two main areas: electrical and fuel/ventilation. To...

 
 By Boat US    Boating    March 1, 2016

In 2016, BoatUS Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

In 1966, boaters could buy a new mid-sized cruiser for about $7,000, outboard engines had just surpassed 100 horsepower, and recreational boating was growing on a large scale across America. It was al...

 
 By Boat US    Boating    December 1, 2015

A December Tradition

On Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1, when boaters, sailors and anglers want to celebrate their generosity and give, they go to BoatUS.org, the online home of the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean...

 
 By Boat US    Boating    October 1, 2015

Winterizing Your Boat

Unlike this vessel, boats that are properly winterized (yes, even in Arizona) are most likely to enter next year's boating season without damage and ready to hit the water. Check online for BoatUS's...

 
 By Boat US    Boating    May 15, 2015

National Safe Boating Week

Now through May 22 is National Safe Boating week, reminding anyone who spends his or her time on the water to think about ways to have a great summer and avoid any chance of becoming US Coast Guard...

 

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