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Boating Safety 101: How to Recognize Heat Stroke

8/3/2022 - By Ace Boater. Heat stroke is also known as sunstroke. Heat stroke is a life-threatening emergency which requires immediate attention. It occurs mostly in the very young, or the elderly with health problems. Working or exercising in hot weather or hot conditions without drinking the necessary amounts of fluids is the… SEE MORE
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Tips for Preventing Shark Attacks

7/19/2022 - By Tracking Sharks. The first step in shark attack prevention is understanding the risk. When you enter the water, you are visiting the shark’s home. Statistics show that you are more likely to die from a car crash than be killed by a shark. However, sharks do bite people and… SEE MORE
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Safety 101: Summer Grilling on your Boat

7/14/2022 - By Boatest. The mouthwatering aroma of grilling burgers wafting through the evening air, the sound of brats hissing and popping as they near peak perfection. Because grills are located above decks, boaters tend to treat them with a more cavalier attitude when it comes to safety — bad move. According… SEE MORE
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Safety 101: Getting Caught in a Lightening Storm

7/11/2022 - By BoatUS Powerful, dangerous, highly unpredictable — all are common descriptions of lightning storms. A direct strike that results only in ringing ears and a few roasted electronics would be considered lucky. Unlucky would be through-hulls blown out, a sunk boat or worse — possibly serious injury or death. Many… SEE MORE