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 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

 
 By Boat US    Boating    July 1, 2020

Boating Safety Concern

BoatUS Foundation: Don’t try to have your own fireworks show. Celebrating America’s birthday, thousands of boaters are expected to hit the water this Fourth of July holiday weekend, recreational... Full story

 
 By Boat US    Boating    July 1, 2020

Breeze By Webasto

On a hot, humid day, even the wind generated from running at wide-open throttle can feel warm. At idle speed or anchor, the heat on the water can be unbearable. Breeze by Webasto 2.0 is the... Full story

 
 By Boat US    Boating    June 1, 2020

Boat Trailer Insurance

BoatUS demystifies the coverage you need and explains which policy covers what damage. Most insurance is straightforward, until it’s not. When you have an accident or property damage, you file an... Full story

 
 By Boat US    Boating    June 1, 2020

Summer Boat Preparation

If you have not done so already, here is a check list from BoatUS to guide you through preparation for the summer boating season. By Charles Fort - Contributing Editor, BoatUS Magazine Last winter... Full story

 
 By Boat US    Boating    December 1, 2019

Winterizing Your Boat

Boaters across the country are getting ready to put their boats to bed for a long winter's nap, but not every boat owner knows all the secrets of winterizing a recreational boat. Boat Owners Associati... Full story

 
 By Boat US    Boating    December 1, 2019

BoatUS Applauds Legislators

Taxes Paid By Boaters Will Fund Boating Programs The explosive growth of paddlesports - including stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking and canoeing - has local, state and federal governments working to e... Full story

 
 By Boat US    Boating    December 1, 2019

Boat Stuck In Cave

TowBoatUS San Diego responds to an incredibly strange distress call caused by a one-in-a-million missed waypoint. "There are not many times I can say it after 30 years as a towboat captain, but this... Full story

 
 By Boat US    Boating    July 1, 2019

Repowering Your Boat

BoatUS urges boaters to be aware of engine weight when repowering a recreational boat. Boaters Aren't the Only Ones Getting Heavier; Outboard Engines Catch Up One year ago the U.S. Coast Guard... Full story

 
 By Boat US    Boating    July 1, 2019

Boaters Can Be Green

All across America boating season has begun. With some help from the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, here are six ways boaters can help keep waters clean and be good... Full story

 
 By Boat US    Boating    June 1, 2019

It's A Wrap

Video: How To Prepare Boat Shrink Wrap For Recycling In Six Easy Steps Ohio Clean Marinas Program shows how anyone can recycle their boat's winter shrink wrap. With recreational boats now waking up... Full story

 

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