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Monday, December 11, 2017

Boating Safety News


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 

Coast Guard command centers in North Carolina and Virginia experienced an increase in suspected hoax distress calls in November. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington and Sector Hampton Roads in Portsmouth typically notice a spike in the amount of traffic on VHF-FM ...

FAIRFIELD — The state Division of Boating and Waterways is accepting applications for the California Boater Card, which verifies the holder has passed an approved boater safety education course. A 2014 law prohibits the operation of motorized vessels without a valid boater card, which remains valid ...

The Vero Beach Power Squadron, one of several organizations on the Treasure Coast providing instructional training for boating safely, released its course schedule dates for 2018. The squadron will host six classes for America's Boating Course, which enables all who successfully complete it to obtain ...

"Wearing life jackets, 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 ...

“Most boaters are preparing their boats for winter storage, so this is a good time to check the fire extinguisher to see if it's been recalled,” said Col. Corey Britcher, director of the commission's Bureau of Law Enforcement. “Fire extinguishers are critical safety equipment. It is imperative that boaters make ...

California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways is now accepting applications for the California Boater Card, required by state law as of January 1. The card verifies that its holder has successfully taken and passed an approved boater safety education course. Once issued, the California Boater ...

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