|Waterfowl hunters urged to practice boating safety|
RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission's Home From The Hunt™ campaign reminds waterfowl hunters to take basic safety precautions while hunting from a vessel. “Hypothermia causes more hunter fatalities than firearm accidents,” said Maj. Chris Huebner, the state's boating safety ...
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Sunday, January 7, 2018
|Moab tour operator tries to block 28 tourists from suing over boat crash injuries|
Now the tour operator, Canyonlands by Night, and the boat's owner have filed court papers seeking to restrain potential claims from injured passengers, arguing the mishap was the result of an “unforeseeable and unpreventable mechanical failure.” The boat's pilot, Courtney Atwood, lost steerage when ...
Thursday, December 28, 2017
|Suffolk DA reaches safety agreement with duck boat tour company|
More than a year and a half after a duck boat fatally struck a 28-year-old woman on Beacon Hill, the Suffolk district attorney's office has announced it will not pursue charges against the tour company or driver involved in the collision, so long as certain safety measures are met. Under the terms of the ...
What you need to know about new boating laws taking effect January 1
“We're hoping to have the injuries and deaths reduced by anything that we can put out there through education and hopefully get the safety through that,” said Shasta County Sheriff's Office boating safety unit sergeant Rob Sandbloom.. Starting the first of the year, boaters 16 to 20 years of age will be .
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
|Boat engines ongoing target of thieves in Cape Coral|
Some Yamahas also come with a “Y Cop” system that would force the thieves to go to the engine manufacturer to reboot it, making it easy to trace. “It disables the main brain of the engine if the motor is disconnected from the boat without it properly done. The motor will never start again,” Murphy said.
Monday, December 11, 2017
|Hooks and Antlers: Fishing gear and boats need proper care|
When storing small boats like a 14-foot aluminum one, I like to flip the boat over and place wooden blocks under the stern and bow to keep the boat off the ground. Basic motor winterization calls for draining old lubricant from the lower unit and refilling the unit with a fresh, manufacturer-recommended
Friday, December 1, 2017
Banana Boat sunscreens fail lab tests, class action planned
Bannister Law is taking registrations against Edgewell Personal Care Australia, the manufacturer of popular sunscreen brand Banana Boat, after laboratory tests of its SPF50+ sunscreen sprays averaged ratings of SPF20 or less. "All seven aerosol varieties we tested fell well short of the marketed SPF ...
Banana Boat SPF 50+ spray-on sunscreens found to have FIVE TIMES less sunprotection than ... - Daily Mail
Joe's Fishing Hole: Packing away the boat for winter
If you haven't already done so, now is the time to winterize your boat to insure that it will start in the spring and to prevent damage to your engine that may run into ... Clean and lubricate all the linkages found on the motor and the steering components, using the manufacturer's recommended lubricants.
Coast Guard, states urging boaters to prepare for winter
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The Coast Guard and state officials in Connecticut and New York are urging boaters to winterize their vessels within the next few weeks to guard against hazards from cold weather conditions and storms.
Wildlife Commission Reminds Waterfowl Hunters to Practice Boating SafetySteve Carson's Outdoors: Mandatory boater cards phase-in begins in January
Chris Huebner, the state's boating safety coordinator. “It's important to be prepared and dress appropriately while hunting from a boat in cold weather. Wear clothing made of wool or other synthetic materials instead of cotton. And, as always, wear a personal floatation device. These simple practices can ...
People 'not thinking', flouting water safety
“Wearing lifejackets, taking two forms of communication and telling people your plans are as close to boat safety 101 as you can get and none of these guys were following any of these fundamentals. While it's great that no one ended up in trouble, it would be much better if they didn't put themselves in ...
Fatal capsizing off Cape Spear prompts calls for better federal safety rules
The deaths of four Newfoundland cod fishermen in rough weather last summer has prompted a new call for improved fishing-industry safety regulations. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada said Monday big changes are needed following its investigation into the capsizing of a small boat off Cape ...
Board calling for improved regulations after four fishermen killed in capsizing - TheChronicleHerald.ca
Monday, November 27, 2017
Fall fishing season on the horizon, prepare with boating safety course
To make sure you're ready, the Arizona Game and Fish Department recommends all watercraft users to take a boating safety course. Most of the ...
Harbormaster Helps Out USCG Auxiliary Safety Inspections
City harbormaster staff is helping the USCG Auxiliary team conduct their free vessel safety inspections by ferrying them to the mooring of the boat ...