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How To: Cold-Weather Seamanship

9/27/2023 - By Nine tips for boating in cold weather. The weather may have cooled, but the passion to continue boating burns bright for many. Once fall sets in for good, the skies get bluer, the air gets crisper, and the crowds get thinner. Use these tips to maintain personal safety… SEE MORE
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Public Ramp Boat-Launching Tips for Beginners

6/14/2023 - By KEN SCHULTZ5 When you’re new to boat operation, there are several moments of truth that occur as you begin to accumulate experience: docking, anchoring, trailer loading on a windy day, navigating a tricky waterway, etc. None is more intimidating than public ramp boat launching. Seasoned boaters can regale you with… SEE MORE

Navigating Locks Safely on Your Boat

8/7/2022 - Joseph Carro, USCG Boating Safety Locks are more common in some areas than others, so navigating the intricacies of “locking” isn’t something you’ll encounter every day. Still, it’s a reality you’re likely to come upon at one time or another, so it’s important to understand the basics. Navigation locks are… SEE MORE