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Fishing Line Recycling

This Could Help Spark An Idea That Increases Fishing Line Recycling $30,000 in cash prizes are on the line for best solutions. Winter is annual maintenance time for many anglers, and respooling with... Full story

 
 By BoatUS    Boating    February 1, 2021

BOATU.S. - "They've got your number!"

The boating association provides some interesting information re: recreational boating. The job of the nation's largest recreational boating advocacy, services and safety group, Boat Owners... 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    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

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 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,... 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

 
 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... Full story

 
 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... Full story

 
 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... Full story

 
 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... Full story

 
 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... Full story

 
 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... Full story

 
 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... Full story

 
 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... Full story

 
 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... Full story

 
 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... Full story

 
 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... Full story

 

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