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Safely navigate using buoys

In talking with boaters, be they readers, marina mates or folks I meet on the water, it’s become apparent that some are baffled by buoys. The crux of the problem, as I’ve discerned it, is the supposition that navaids tell loads of detailed information — that they are supposed to be interpreted, only after long experience, like hoodoo chicken bones, ...

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Rendering aid: How to safely tow other boats

You’re on your way home, feeling the last warmth of the sun as it kisses the horizon, when the cellphone rings. A buddy, with his wife and three kids aboard, can’t get his motor started, and there isn’t a commercial towing vessel nearby. Consider this advice before offering a tow back to port. Boat and Gear Limitations Your cleats and ...

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Five Timeless Seamanship Lessons

In his Seamanship column for Boating’s July 1960 issue, Elbert Robberson wrote: “In daylight, objects around you are easy to identify. They are big or little, short or long, round or square, and they appear very plainly to be bridges, docks, land, beacons, buoys, or boats of various kinds heading one way or another. But at night, all of these ...

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Sea Tow Foundation helps safe boating efforts at 2019 Miami International Boat Show

Thanks to the Sea Tow Foundation – a national nonprofit dedicated to the education and awareness of safe boating practices – more than 1,600 individuals and family members attending this year’s Miami International Boat Show left with a better understanding of the importance of life jacket use. Through partnerships with the National Marine Manufacturers Association and Onyx Outdoor Gear, the ...

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NMMA releases results from industry policy survey

This morning, NMMA released the results from its first boating industry policy survey, serving as a critical component of the association’s strategic plan to solicit industry engagement. More than 1,500 responded to the survey – exceeding the association’s projections – which will play an important role in shaping NMMA’s policy priorities in the coming year. According to the survey results, ...

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Sea Tow Foundation launches life jacket awareness campaign

The Sea Tow Foundation – a nationwide nonprofit dedicated to the education and promotion of safe boating practices – has announced the launch of its newest social media campaign – a program it calls Vest Friends. Vest friends are two or more people wearing life jackets and sharing a photo or video of themselves on social media to promote life ...

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Increasing OSHA fines signal need for compliance in marine industry

In November 2015, Congress enacted legislation requiring federal agencies to adjust their civil penalties to account for inflation. As a result, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) increased its penalties based on the Consumer Price Index, which became effective as of August 1. OSHA’s maximum penalties, which were last adjusted in 1990, have increased by 78 percent. The previous ...

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Weekly 5: Invasive species economic impact much worse than thought

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every Monday on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. Study: Invasive species impact much worse than thought The economic cost of invasive species is much higher than previously thought, scientists at the University of Wisconsin say. “Our ...

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Weekly 5: Waters planned for Olympic sailing ‘sewage polluted’

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every Tuesday on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. Waters planned for Olympic sailing 'sewage polluted' After an Associated Press investigation that showed high levels of viruses, Olympic officials will conduct additional test on the waters off ...

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boats.com, Ram Trucks partner on educational videos

boats.com, a division of Dominion Marine Media, and Ram Trucks are developing a series of educational videos for the marine leisure community. The first video in the series  (below) offers safety tips for trailering a boat and has seen rapid, wide-spread engagement amongst the boat owning community. Available to view across YouTube and Facebook, the video generated over 10,000 and ...

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