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Top 10 Summer Watersport  Safety Tips
Top 10 Summer Watersport Safety Tips
Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 9:01AM by BoatUS

For many Americans, being pulled from the end of a long, slim tow line attached to a speeding motorboat is... Read More


Nominate an Environmental Leader for Recreational Boating
Tue, May 19, 2009 at 9:55AM by BoatUS

Is there someone in your town who has helped boaters be more environmentally responsible and made their local... Read More


No Pressure Learning At Women's Sailing Conference June 6
Tue, May 19, 2009 at 9:53AM by BoatUS

Whether one is new to sailing or looking to sharpen racing starts or navigation skills, the eighth annual... Read More


Going Boating? A Crew Safety Briefing Could Save Lives
Tue, May 19, 2009 at 9:50AM by BoatUS

Having friends and family aboard is what boating is all about. But in an emergency could they quickly locate... Read More


If Only They Had an EPIRB!
If Only They Had an EPIRB!
Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 2:51PM by BoatUS

Recently the news media focused on the loss of some fisherman offshore in the Tampa area. Apparently, many... Read More


BoatU.S. Spring Commissioning Safety Checklist
BoatU.S. Spring Commissioning Safety Checklist
Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 2:51PM by BoatUS

Whether you have a power or sailboat, inboard or outboard, this Spring Commissioning Safety Checklist from... Read More


BoatU.S. Foundation Tests Handheld Flares So You Don't Have To
BoatU.S. Foundation Tests Handheld Flares So You Don't Have To
Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 2:51PM by BoatUS

Hand held flares are potentially explosive. They can generate searing heat and drip red-hot molten metal.... Read More


Why Boats Sink in the Springtime
Why Boats Sink in the Springtime
Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 2:51PM by BoatUS

Launching a boat in the spring for a new boating season is normally a happy occasion, but some owners get... Read More


How to Save Money On Boat Insurance
How to Save Money On Boat Insurance
Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 7:56AM by BoatUS

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatU.S.) has these tips to save money on boat insurance:

  1. Reality... Read More

One Football Player Survives Florida Boating Accident
One Football Player Survives Florida Boating Accident
Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 7:54AM by BoatUS

Nick Schuyler, a former University of South Florida (USF) football player, was found alive clinging to the... Read More


BoatU.S. Cooperating Marina Program and ValvTect Team Up
Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 7:52AM by BoatUS

Where can recreational boaters easily find the best marine fuels and best discounts at marinas? Now boaters... Read More


Tampa Bay Fishing Heating Up!!
Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 7:30AM by BoatUS

With the combination of warm weather and light winds, the inshore bite in Tampa Bay has been off the charts!!... Read More


Tips For the Savvy Boat Buyer
Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 10:03AM by BoatUS

With over 600,000 members, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatU.S.) knows how to help boaters... Read More


Kayaking In Tampa Bay
Kayaking In Tampa Bay
Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 9:22AM by BoatUS

As a charter captain I spend more time on the water than on land, and, yes, I get asked the question: “Don’t... Read More


10 Tips for a Winter Tacklebox Overhaul
10 Tips for a Winter Tacklebox Overhaul
Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 9:35AM by BoatUS

It’s time to let the tacklebox do the talking. After a spring, summer and fall of hard use, your tackle... Read More


Diving: Learn What To Expect
Diving: Learn What To Expect
Sat, Nov 8, 2008 at 3:05PM by BoatUS

What kind of things can I expect to see underwater? What are the dangers to encounter from marine life? In... Read More


Beginning Your Own Sailing Adventures
Beginning Your Own Sailing Adventures
Sat, Nov 8, 2008 at 3:03PM by BoatUS

The great day has arrived at last you're about to sail the boat by yourself. It 's all very well... Read More


How To Avoid The Six Most Common Boat Winterizing Mistakes
How To Avoid The Six Most Common Boat Winterizing Mistakes
Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 9:20AM by BoatUS

With winter approaching, BoatU.S. Marine Insurance has reviewed its claim files and reports the following... Read More


2007 CLEAN WATER GRANT EXCELLENCE AWARD
2007 CLEAN WATER GRANT EXCELLENCE AWARD
Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 10:04AM by BoatUS

The BoatU.S. Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water honored Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk... Read More


HELP KIDS STAY SAFE BY BECOMING A LIFE JACKET LOANER SITE
HELP KIDS STAY SAFE BY BECOMING A LIFE JACKET LOANER SITE
Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 2:52PM by BoatUS

Deadline to apply for BoatU.S. Foundation Program is September 30. The easiest way to ensure a child’s... Read More