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 By Boat US    Boating    October 1, 2021 

California Boat Registration Fee

News From Our Next-Door BoatingNeighbors Huge California Boat Registration Fee Hike Averted Next Up: Ensuring fuel taxes paid by boaters equitably fund California's boating education and safety,... Full story

 
 By Boat US    Boating    October 1, 2021 

Search And Rescue

To Take The ‘Search’ Out Of Search And Rescue Are you making it difficult to be found in an emergency? “Do I know how to be found in an emergency?” That’s a question every boater should ask... Full story

 
 By Boat US    Boating    September 1, 2021

Trailer Breakdowns

BoatUS shows how you can eliminate them. To a boater, it's a cringeworthy sight – a boat sitting on a disabled trailer unattended on the side of the road, typically because the boat's owner has... Full story

 
 By Boat US    Boating    June 1, 2021

Boating Safety

BOGO -- This spring, purchase a Cobra Marine VHF radio and get a complimentary one-year BoatUS basic membership. BoatUS/ Cobra Electronics Team Up To Enhance Boater Safety, Experience For a limited ti... Full story

 
 By Boat US    Fishing    May 1, 2021

Fshing Line Recycling

BoatUS Foundation and Berkley Recast & Recycle Contest seeks new ideas, concepts. You've likely seen the fishing line recycling bins in many marinas and boatyards, but what really happens after... Full story

 
 By Boat US    Boating    May 1, 2021

U.S. Coast Guard Changes Renewal

New rule will spare some boaters a yearly task: renewing their certificate of documentation. Of the nation's nearly 12 million registered recreational boats, those owners who federally document their... Full story

 
 By Boat US    Boating    April 1, 2021

Trouble-Free Boating

Here's the essential BoatUS spring commissioning checklist. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) offers its updated Spring Commissioning Checklist to help boaters start the season rig... Full story

 
 By Boat US    Boating    April 1, 2021

Engine Cutoff-Switch

Applies to boats less than 26 feet operating on plane or above displacement speed. There are new engine cutoff device wear requirements for recreational boat operators as part of the January 1, 2021,... Full story

 
 By Boat US    Boating    March 1, 2021

First-Time Boat Owners

If yours is in colder high country, here's how to do a midwinter checkup on your boat. Boating boomed in 2020, with thousands of first-time boat buyers desiring respite from the pandemic. Now many of... Full story

 
 By Boat US    Boating    March 1, 2021

BoatUS Videos

Here's the 2020 top 10 list of practical boat handling and how-to boat maintenance videos. Learning how to trim a powerboat is a skill that many vessel operators seek to know, and BoatUS video viewers... Full story

 
 By Boat US    Boating    January 1, 2021

E15 Warning Labels

Survey reveals the warning to avoid putting the wrong fuel in the tank is failing. With the boat in tow, you head to the gas station to fill her up. At the pump you find a fuel prohibited for use in b... Full story

 
 By Boat US    Boating    January 1, 2021

U.S. Coast Guard Documentation Alert

BoatUS advises boaters to be vigilant when renewing USCG vessel documentation. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is advising boaters with vessels that have a U.S. Coast Guard... Full story

 
 By Boat US    Boating    December 1, 2020

Holiday Gift For Boaters

Last year, 76,418 recreational boaters had a reason to summon non-emergency, routine assistance from TowBoatUS, the nation’s largest on-water towing service for recreational boaters. Accidentally...

 
 By Boat US    Boating    November 1, 2020

Fall Boating

What's Different About Fall Boating? Follow these five boating safety tips to ensure a great day on the water. Other than the colors of trees and cooler temperatures, what's different about boating...

 
 By Boat US    Boating    November 1, 2020

Boat Buyer Warning

Here's how to spot the email warning signs. The boating season is drawing to a close, but the cold weather buying season will heat up soon. On snowy nights, potential boat buyers will hunch over...

 
 By Boat US    Boating    November 1, 2020

Safe Winter Boat Storage

Pretty soon, millions of recreational boats will be put into winter storage to await next year's season. As they sit unattended for months, they can easily become a target for thieves. Will your boat...

 
 By Boat US    Boating    November 1, 2020

Boat Winterizing Checklist

Here's everything else you ever wanted to know about putting away a recreational boat for the season (yes, even in the Southwest). Boaters in much of the U.S. and Canada, even in the colder areas of...

 
 By Boat US    Boating    November 1, 2020

Pop-Up Cleats

Snagging a line on a cleat while docking could have serious consequences, as can stubbing a toe and falling overboard. Both are easily avoided with Accon Marine's 202 Series of innovative Flush...

 
 By Boat US    Boating    October 1, 2020

Ice And Freeze Damage

The clock to protect your boat in the colder areas of the Southwest is ticking. The fall months are the start of nation's boat haulout and winter storage season. As boaters prepare their vessels for...

 
 By Boat US    Boating    October 1, 2020

PLB Use And Maintenance

Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs), those pint-sized, individual rescue beacons used by boaters, sailors, and paddlers to summon emergency help have saved hundreds of lives since their authorization for...

 
 By Boat US    Boating    October 1, 2020

Boating Safety Tips For An End-Of-Summer

For the nation's 12 million boat owners, Labor Day weekend was the last blast, with many enjoying the end-of-summer boating ritual with family and friends aboard, according to Boat Owners Association...

 
 By Boat US    Fishing    October 1, 2020

BoatUS Foundation/Berkley Recast

Aims to increase fishing line and soft bait recycling by tapping the public for ideas. Have you ever wondered how old, discarded fishing line is recycled and reused? You may be surprised to learn...

 
 By Boat US    Boating    September 1, 2020

Boaters Need To Know Insurance Basics

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 ar...

 
 By Boat US    Boating    September 1, 2020

Sailboat Race

BoatUS Foundation personal locator beacon rental program saves money, increases safety aboard America's boat and yacht clubs and other groups organizing sailboat racing this summer, the rules have...

 
 By Boat US    Boating    July 1, 2020

GPS Signal Loss

Controversial order threatens reliability of hundreds of millions of GPS units. SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 25, 2020 – The nation's largest advocacy, services and safety group for recreational boaters,... Full story

 

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