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 By Boat US    Boating    October 1, 2022

Boating Safety Tips

Fall boating season has arrived, and with it come different types of risks that cold water and air temperatures bring. Here are three boating safety tips from the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety... Full story

 
 By Boat US    Boating    September 1, 2022

First-Aid Kit

Whether setting out for a day, week, or longer, you need a well-stocked first-aid kit on board. Here are the essentials. Words And Photo By Mark Corke Checking life jackets, VHF radio, and flares... Full story

 
 By Boat US    Boating    September 1, 2022

Boating Infrastructure Grants

Here's how to get boaters to stay and spend. Many waterfront towns don't make it easy for visiting boaters to stay and spend. It's not their fault. Protected, safe harbors as well essential boating... Full story

 
 By Boat US    Boating    August 1, 2022

Gas Saving Tips

Gas prices are up. What can boaters do to prepare for a summer of boating? The 800,000-plus member Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has 21 fuel-saving tips boaters can do to help... Full story

 
 By Boat US    Boating    July 1, 2022

American Freshwater Lakes

The focus is on boating-centric inland lakes with distinction. There are 123,439 freshwater lakes – those water bodies generally larger than 20 acres – in the continental United States. Which... Full story

 
 By Boat US    Boating    July 1, 2022

Boating Season Kicks Off

Find out the one thing that 60 percent of boat owners admit they forgot. You made it through your long to-do list of spring commissioning items and you're ready to go in the water during the summer... Full story

 
 By Boat US    Boating    July 1, 2022

Gas Prices So High

From A Note At Soundings Online Gas prices are up, so the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatU.S.) has collected 21 fuel-saving tips to help boaters save money. Some of these methods... Full story

 
 By Boat US    Boating    March 1, 2022

Fire-Extinguisher-Regulation

Twelve-year expiration for disposables and different carriage requirements for older, newer model year vessels announced. A rite of passage for every boater is the annual spring commissioning. Newly... Full story

 
 By Boat US    Boating    February 1, 2022

Life Jackets For Dogs And Cats

And Cats Chances are he or she should wear a life jacket. The last thing we want is for Fido to fall overboard, creating panic onboard, and a potential safety nightmare. Fitting him or her for a life... Full story

 
 By Boat US    Boating    January 1, 2022

Gelcoat Repair

Here is the Top 10 list of how-to, things-you-need-to-know boating videos. Repairing gelcoat is a common boat owner task, but it requires more than just filling in small spider cracks. "How to Spray... Full story

 
 By Boat US    Boating    December 1, 2021

Boater Gift

BoatUS has you covered with 24/7 assistance for breakdowns on the water and on the road. Looking for a holiday gift for the boater in the family? Look no further than an annual BoatUS Unlimited... Full story

 
 By Boat US    Boating    November 1, 2021

Boat Winterizing

Free downloadable winterization checklist and guide explains how to properly prepare a boat for winter. Yes, even in the colder areas of the Southwest! Recreational boat owners are preparing their boa... Full story

 
 By Boat US    Fishing    November 1, 2021

Recast and Recycle

Contest garnered 129 entries and paid out $30,000 in prizes. Recycling old fishing line and soft baits into new products is labor-intensive, inefficient and simply, for many anglers, not easy to do.... Full story

 
 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

 

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