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  • Eight Bells: Ed Huntsman

    US Sailing|Jun 1, 2024

    Reprinted from US Sailing Ed Huntsman, 72, who devoted his personal and professional life to boating safety, died after battling stage 4 cancer for nearly seven years on May 1, 2024. He was a committed volunteer to US Sailing as a member of the Safety at Sea Committee and Chair of the Committee Structure Task Force along with being a licensed captain, certified instructor, and combat veteran (Vietnam War). His First Family Son of Arral B Huntsman and Ann McFarland Viles Huntsman, brother of... Full story

  • Before You Boat

    Boat US|Jun 1, 2024

    The recreational boat owner's advocacy, services and safety group, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), has help for all types of boat owners with its highly popular Spring Commissioning Checklist. A printer-friendly PDF copy of the checklist is available to download and take to the boat. Be sure to follow all manufacturer recommendations for your specific boat, engine and accessories. Before You Launch 1. Check the condition of antifouling paint and repaint if necessary. 2.... Full story

  • Its That Time of Year - Ed Huntsman

    Capt. Ed Huntsman, Boating Co-Editor|Jun 1, 2024

    Publishers Note: We realize that we ran this story in our April issue. We feel that it is a timely and important message. Thank you Ed. Have you completed your National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) approved state boater education course yet? If you're a California resident, effective January 1st, 2024 a NASBLA approved California course is required for any California resident age 60 and under. The course is available online, in a classroom or through home study. More... Full story

  • Waste Not

    Boat US|May 1, 2024

    BoatUS Foundation offers required trash, oil, waste placard decals for just $5 each. Every new boat comes adorned with a plethora of warning labels for just about everything from obvious hazards to what a tow pylon should be used for. Did you know there are labels that can help remind you and your guests to keep our waters clean and ensure you are on the right side of the law? Boats new or old and 26 feet or greater must have written trash overboard and oil discharge placards "prominently posted... Full story

  • National Safe Boating Week

    AZBW|May 1, 2024

    National Safe Boating Week will be held from May 18-24, 2024, reminding all boaters to brush up on boating safety skills and prepare for the boating season. This observance week is the annual kick-off of the Safe Boating Campaign, a global awareness effort that encourages boaters to make the most of their boating adventure by being responsible. “We’re committed to teaching boaters that the best boating experience is a safe day on the water,” said Peg Phillips, executive director of the Natio... Full story

  • Wear Your Life Jacket

    AZBW|May 1, 2024

    Whether you're working in the office, at home, in the air, or on the water, all boating enthusiasts can participate in Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day on Friday, May 17, 2024. This fun day is part of the Safe Boating Campaign, a global awareness effort that encourages boaters to make the most of their boating adventure by being responsible. "Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day is a great opportunity to share with others your love for boating," said Yvonne Pentz, communications director of the... Full story

  • TowBoatUS Covers Remote River

    Boat US|May 1, 2024

    TowBoatUS Fisher's Landing, AZ, helps boaters and anglers get home after running aground. YUMA, Ariz., – It's a shallow, sandy-bottomed, blue ribbon of Colorado River that stretches 44 miles across the low desert of the remote Arizona southwest. Now, recreational boaters and anglers navigating here from the Interstate 10 bridge down steam to the Imperial Dam have professional, 24/7 on-water towing and assistance available with the opening of TowBoatUS Fisher's Landing, Arizona. The company, loca... Full story

  • Container Wrench

    Martin Flory Group|May 1, 2024

    Large fluid drums can sometimes prove challenging to open, especially the first time when breaching the original factory seal. The Wrench-70 container wrench from Beckson Marine makes fast work of 70mm and 3/4" slotted plugs, enabling users to get on with the job of transferring liquids to smaller containers. Crafted from fiberglass-filled nylon for light weight and exceptional strength, the Wrench-70 provides needed added leverage to help open fluid drum caps. Its ergonomic design is easy to... Full story

  • E-Z Snap

    May 1, 2024

    Dirt, grime and salt spray can play havoc with zippers and snaps. People even buy special tools to open and close them, occasionally damaging the surrounding fabric in the process. With Iosso E-Z Snap Zipper & Snap Lubricant, a few minutes of simple maintenance early can alleviate hours of frustration later. Made in the USA, E-Z Snap is a unique gel-like formula that protects and lubricates plastic and metal zippers, snaps, hinges and other hardware. The formula won't dissolve with water,... Full story

  • Seasucker Partners With Charities

    May 1, 2024

    Since its founding, SeaSucker has been an active member of its community and embraced its philanthropic work. Its new Giveback Color Collection of vacuum-mounted boat accessories vibrantly highlights the work of the Coastal Conservation Association of Florida, Heroes on the Water and the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. SeaSucker donates a share of the proceeds of each item sold to the respective worthy cause. The branded products are the Large Recycle Waste Band, Flex-X Phone Mount, 2-Cup... Full story

  • Lake Havasu Boating Adventure Begins

    AZBW|Apr 1, 2024

    Rent a boat or bring your own-don't miss this Arizona lake boating experience! Lake Havasu is one of America's best boating lakes. Unlike other recreational lakes in the arid Southwest, Lake Havasu remains at a near-constant water elevation. Boaters enjoy ideal boating conditions and great weather year-round. From high-performance race boats to pontoon boats, there's plenty of room for everyone to have fun. Family Boaters If you have a family, you'll cherish making lasting memories on a... Full story

  • National Women's Sailing Association Conference 2024

    Boat US|Apr 1, 2024

    NWSA To Host 2024 Conference Saturday, June 8, In New Orleans The National Women's Sailing Association (NWSA) comes to the Crescent City with the 2024 National Women's Sailing Association Conference on Saturday, June 8, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Southern Yacht Club with help from Community Sailing New Orleans. The all-day event welcomes women sailors of all levels and ages to workshops including the popular "Take the Helm" track - an introduction to sailing for women. A sailing scholarship... Full story

  • Colorado River Now Has 247 Coverage

    Boat US|Apr 1, 2024

    TowBoatUS Fisher's Landing, Ariz., helps boaters and anglers get home after running aground. It's a shallow, sandy-bottomed, blue ribbon of Colorado River that stretches 44 miles across the low desert of the remote Arizona Southwest. Now, recreational boaters and anglers navigating here from the Interstate 10 bridge down steam to the Imperial Dam have professional, 24/7 on-water towing and assistance available with the opening of TowBoatUS Fisher's Landing, Arizona. The company, located at... Full story

  • Selling A Boat This Year?

    Boat US|Apr 1, 2024

    The spring boat-buying season is upon us, much to the delight of boat sellers, some of whom may be eager to unload their boats after racking up off-season storage bills. However, when a boat is sold, sellers need to understand – sometimes for safety reasons – that they aren't in the free and clear until critical paperwork is done right. Here is a seller's paperwork to-do list from Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). 1. Cancel the boat insurance policy. This is the first thing... Full story

  • Equipment Holders

    Martin Flory Group|Mar 1, 2024

    Rolling boats cause unsecured gear to slide, falling to the deck or floor. The extensive line of Soft-Mate™ Equipment Holders from Beckson Marine safely secures a wide range of equipment, protecting items from damage. Soft-Mate Equipment Holders are manufactured from a soft, flexible PVC compound, specially formulated for marine use. Each is designed for a specific purpose, but offers imaginative boat owners unlimited uses. The white Binocular Holder secures delicate optics along with l... Full story

  • Wearing A Life Jacket Should Be

    AZGFD|Mar 1, 2024

    Most boating fatalities involve people not wearing a life jacket . The importance of wearing a life jacket while recreating on Arizona's waterways is sadly reflected in the most recent statistics involving boating tragedies. A majority of the recreational boating fatalities were individuals who drowned and were not wearing a life jacket - the most important piece of safety gear one can wear, whether on a boat, personal watercraft or paddlecraft. Drowning Victims Not Wearing Life Jackets This... Full story

  • Marine Stereo

    Martin Flory Group|Mar 1, 2024

    RiverPark Marine's JBL-R3500 source unit was built from the ground up for harsh weather. The stereo receiver overcomes rain, spray and rinse downs, yet delivers the rich, immersive sound quality JBL source units are known for. The JBL-R3500 is the first level in the WAKE series. Beyond AM/FM and weather band reception, it offers BT5.0 with ID streaming. BT5.0 provides greater control distance and faster data speeds compared to older generations of Bluetooth. With USB and aux ports, it... Full story

  • Opening Ports

    Martin Flory Group|Mar 1, 2024

    Opening port lights are great for filling a cabin with sunshine and fresh air. But above all else, they need to keep water outside. Few do this better than Newport self-draining ports from Beckson Marine. Equally ideal for DIY and OEM use, they're designed for ease of installation and built for harsh marine environments. The Newport Self Drain Opening model comes with a molded angled ramp that promotes drainage and allows for simple through-bolting. The internal incline sits tightly against the... Full story

  • PWC Storage Launching

    Martin Flory Group|Mar 1, 2024

    Many marina owners know they can generate a modest income stream through daily personal watercraft (PWC) launch fees. More are discovering the real money is in dry-stack storage. An all-electric PWC Launcher from CAPRIA S.A. is easy to add to any small, unused portion of waterfront-whether it's a steep embankment, concrete seawall or second-story structure. The opportunity to increase customer satisfaction and owner revenue is now in place. Perfect for incorporating into a new or existing... Full story

  • Stainless Steel PickProbes

    Martin Flory Group|Mar 1, 2024

    ICE IT -- Whether splitting ice or marking the exact location of a drill hole, Shipmate Stainless Steel Pick/Probes from Beckson Marine are a tool no boat owner should be without. With a low price and available gift box, they make a thoughtful present.Contact local dealers or Beckson Marine, 165 Holland Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06605. Email: orderdesk@beckson.com; Visit www.beckson.com.... Full story

  • Boating Infrastructure Grants Offer

    Boat US|Feb 1, 2024

    States and U.S. territories that shared $19.8 million in total BIG funding in the 2023 grant cycle included Arizona. Does your town or region make it easy for boaters to visit and spend locally? Having safe, protected dockage and offering amenities to these tourists by water can bring boaters in, but how do you pay for it? The Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) program, first championed by Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), has proven effective in attracting boaters and... Full story

  • USCG Vessel Documentation

    Boat US|Feb 1, 2024

    Official-looking vessel documentation renewal notices can lead to confusion and higher costs. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is advising boaters with vessels that have a U.S. Coast Guard Certificate of Documentation to be wary of any letter arriving by U.S. mail offering renewal. BoatUS advises that while the Coast Guard does send official annual renewal notices by U.S. mail, other notices being received by BoatUS members are not from the Coast Guard but rather... Full story

  • What 222,000 Boaters Got Wrong

    Boat US|Feb 1, 2024

    The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water offers a range of online boating safety training courses - including 36 free state boating safety courses - that make boating safety education affordable and accessible. More than 220,000 boaters took one of these boating certification courses last year, which require students to correctly answer some questions at the conclusion of each course. Which questions did course takers get wrong most often? While we can't outright give you the... Full story

  • Gail Hine Presents Sailing Convention For Women

    Feb 1, 2024

    All Good Things Must Come To An End; And So It Is With The 'Gail Hine Presents Sailing Convention For Women' From Gail Hine As the director and producer of all past conventions for 32 years - presenter of recent 5 years under my name and prior 27 years under the Southern California Yachting Association - it is time to retire from this very rewarding and popular event! WHY? At 83, my health has interfered with my physical ability to manage the event. Early out-reach to support staff did not... Full story

  • Auto Fire Suppression

    AZBW|Feb 1, 2024

    By the time an onboard fire is noticed, too often the conflagration has grown beyond getting close enough to subdue the flames with a handheld extinguisher. With an easily installed Pre-Engineered Fire System from market leader Sea-Fire Marine, detection and suppression is automatic. With a full ten seconds of discharge time, it provides the instant critical response needed to turn a crisis into a close call. Made in the USA, Pre-Engineered Fire Systems are offered in two versions: refillable... Full story

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