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One Good Sniff May Save A Life
One Good Sniff May Save A Life
Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 5:36PM by BoatUS

It was the end of the Memorial Day weekend when a 32-foot motorboat with four persons aboard pulled up to... Read More


Ten Fuel-Saving Tips  for Towing your Boat
Ten Fuel-Saving Tips for Towing your Boat
Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 12:32PM by BoatUS

With fuel prices high, trailering a boat has become more expensive. However, there are some easy ways to... Read More


New Boating Simulator  Lets You Boat Anytime
New Boating Simulator Lets You Boat Anytime
Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 10:48AM by BoatUS

A new downloadable BoatUS Boating Simulator, provided by the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean... Read More


Tips For Preparing For  Summer Lightning Storms
Tips For Preparing For Summer Lightning Storms
Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 12:33PM by BoatUS

The weather’s power and rage showed itself recently with the devastating springtime tornados that roared... Read More


Five Safety Tips That Work All Year Long
Five Safety Tips That Work All Year Long
Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 12:16PM by BoatUS

With spring’s arrival comes National Safe Boating Week May 21-27, which gives boaters, sailors and... Read More


Anchoring in Florida?  Better Have a Copy of This With You
Anchoring in Florida? Better Have a Copy of This With You
Tue, May 17, 2011 at 11:55AM by BoatUS

The 2009 passage of Florida House Bill 1423 meant that boaters across the Sunshine State no longer had to... Read More


What's in a Boat Name?
What's in a Boat Name?
Tue, May 17, 2011 at 11:53AM by BoatUS

What’s in boat name? It’s hard to deny taking a guess at the meaning of a name painted across... Read More


The Sky Is Not Falling, But Hurricane Season Predicted To Be "Active"
The Sky Is Not Falling, But Hurricane Season Predicted To Be "Active"
Tue, May 17, 2011 at 11:33AM by BoatUS

Keeping boaters aware of the need to make early preparations for the upcoming hurricane season is a tough... Read More


Start Catchin' Fish and Take Some Pictures
Start Catchin' Fish and Take Some Pictures
Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 11:25AM by BoatUS

Spring fishing season is here—and don’t forget the camera. Photos of your catch could win you... Read More


Life Jacket Designs Break New Ground
Life Jacket Designs Break New Ground
Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 11:16AM by BoatUS

If you think that life jackets have to be bulky, uncomfortable or hot to wear, the winners of the “Innovation... Read More


WA State Boater Gets Cash Reward for Busting Crime
WA State Boater Gets Cash Reward for Busting Crime
Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 2:28PM by BoatUS

When one Washington State boater had his boat burglarized at his marina, he didn't take... Read More


Tax Time Tip: Boat Owners May Have Federal Tax Deductions Available
Tax Time Tip: Boat Owners May Have Federal Tax Deductions Available
Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 2:27PM by BoatUS

Recreational boat owners who paid state sales taxes on a boat purchase, or those who secured... Read More


BoatUS Angler
BoatUS Angler
Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 2:14PM by BoatUS

Thanks to the recently launched BoatUS Angler “Weigh-to-Win” program, several Bassmaster Classic... Read More


Holiday Boat Parade Finder at BoatUS.com
Holiday Boat Parade Finder at BoatUS.com
Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 12:39PM by BoatUS

The nation's largest boat owners group wants every American to enjoy some festive holiday... Read More


Putting a Boat Away for the Winter? What You Need to Know About E-10 Gas
Putting a Boat Away for the Winter? What You Need to Know About E-10 Gas
Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 8:42AM by BoatUS

Boaters and anglers will soon be putting away their boats for the season. But before they do, Boat Owners... Read More


Five Tips to Keep Winter Away  From Your Boat Trailer
Five Tips to Keep Winter Away From Your Boat Trailer
Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 8:34AM by BoatUS

If your boat trailer is going to spend the off-season outside exposed to the elements, Boat Owners Association... Read More


2008 Hurricane Has Lesson  for Boaters
2008 Hurricane Has Lesson for Boaters
Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 11:38AM by BoatUS

Four days before 2008’s Hurricane Hanna struck the South Carolina coast and ran up the eastern US seaboard,... Read More


Last Minute, Rented Emergency Beacon Saves Three Lives
Last Minute, Rented Emergency Beacon Saves Three Lives
Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 3:44PM by BoatUS

The day before departing Crescent City, California, on July 1 for an offshore passage bound for Alameda,... Read More


The Busiest Boating Day of the Year and Alcohol's Influence
The Busiest Boating Day of the Year and Alcohol's Influence
Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 12:27PM by BoatUS

The July 4th holiday is expected to bring record numbers of boaters, sailors... Read More