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 By AZBW    Boating    September 1, 2019

National Marine Sanctuary Safety

New video outlines the unique precautions required when heading offshore to a marine sanctuary. The NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries include more than 600,000 square miles of marine protected areas,...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 By Boat US    Boating    June 1, 2019

Recycled Boats

When Earth Day was created in 1970, mainstream America was largely tuned out to the benefits of recycling. Fast forward nearly half a century, however, to Earth Day 2019 (April 22) and it's fairly...

 
 By USCG    Boating    May 1, 2019

Boating Safety

Boatyards, marinas and clubs are waking up after a long winter's nap, and boaters have begun preparing their vessels for the season. While the boat needs to be looked at and readied for a summer of...

 
 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    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 BoatUS    Boating    March 1, 2017

New Videos From BoatUS Foundation

Boats burn every year and when they do, things get bad. Quickly. For boaters, acknowledging the possibility of a fire is an exercise in fear because there's nothing more scary than to have open...

 
 By WOT    Boating    December 1, 2016
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Here Are Cold Facts On The '120-Degree Rule'

The boat may be put away for the season, but the occasional warm fall day still brings plenty of paddlers out on the water. Knowing when to wear the thermal protection offered by a dry- or wetsuit is...

 
 By AZBW    Boating    December 1, 2016

Boat Pumpout Money Available For Marinas, Boat Clubs, Nonprofits

Marinas, boat clubs or fuel docks with a working pumpout provide a vital service to recreational boaters. Installing a pump, however, and the annual costs to maintain one, can be high. That's where a...

 
 By AZBW    Boating    August 1, 2016

Kids' PFD Loaner Sites

If you need to borrow a kid's life jacket for the day or weekend, chances are there is one near you at one of the over 1,500 life jacket loaner sites across the country at BoatUS.org/loanermap. The...

 
 By AZBW    Boating    July 1, 2016

Boating Safety Made Easy All Summer Long

During May's National Safe Boating Week, many boaters made extra effort to improve their on-water safety. But, after the annual event was over, will they continue to stay vigilant? "Making boating...

 
 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 AZBW    Boating    May 1, 2016

Women's Sailing Conference Slated For June 4

The 15th Annual Women's Sailing Conference, organized by the National Women's Sailing Association (NWSA), will take place Saturday, June 4, at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, Mass. Through...

 
 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...

 

Captain's Corner

Why take a navigation class when just boating on our local lakes? The very good reason is because prudent mariners should know and understand basic navigation principles no matter how small or large...

 
 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    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 AZBW    Boating    February 1, 2016

BoatUS Gives Three Safety Tips For Upgrading Boat Lighting

With the latest technical advances in recreational boat lights - both for navigation and aesthetic purposes - recreational boaters have more choices than ever when upgrading their boat's lighting....

 
 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 U.S.    Boating    September 1, 2015

Grants Available To Help Pay For Visiting-Boater Facilities

Visiting boaters, whether staying over for just one night or a couple weeks, offer real economic benefits and add to the vitality of waterfront communities, marinas and boat clubs. But laying out the...

 

Paddle vs. Prop: 'Heads Up' When Boats Are Around

When it comes to enjoying the outdoors, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) has led the nation in growth with a 38 percent increase in participation from 2013 to 2014, according to the Outdoor Foundation'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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