Tag Archives: BoatUS

BoatUS urges boaters to speak up on Erie Canal bill

BoatUS urges boaters to speak out against Erie Canal bill

Recent moves by the New York State Canal System’s parent New York Power Authority (NYPA) to drastically reduce the 524-mile waterway’s annual six-month operating season would be prevented under a proposed New York Senate Bill S.5958 by establishing a fixed annual operating season from “early May through November.” Introduced by New York State Senator Rachel May, S.5958 also aims to ...

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BoatUS advocacy accomplishments

BoatUS

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the national advocacy, services and safety group with more than 700,000 members, weighed in on a range of boating issues, debates and legislation affecting recreational boaters in 2020. Here are some of the successes that BoatUS earned over the past year: The Sport Fish Restoration Program Paid for by purchases of fishing ...

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Most-watched BoatUS videos of 2020

BoatUS most popular boating videos

Want to know what videos boaters watched most this year on the @BoatUS YouTube channel? Check out the 2020 Top 10 list.  Learning how to trim a powerboat is a skill that many vessel operators want to know more about, and BoatUS video viewership numbers back that up: “How to Trim Your Boat” was the No. 1 most-watched BoatUS video ...

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Supporting boating safety on GivingTuesday

BoatUS Giving Tuesday

GivingTuesday, the annual global movement that encourages people to do good, will again take place on December 1. For boaters wishing to make boating safer and waters cleaner, donating to the BoatUS Foundation’s “B.O.A.T. – Bring On Another Thousand” Giving Tuesday fundraiser helps makes boating better for all recreational boaters. “While we aren’t asking for $1,000 from a single person, we are ...

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BoatUS asks FCC to reconsider approval of Ligado L-Band Wireless Plan

L-Band wireless

A coalition of groups whose users rely on the Global Positioning System (GPS) wants the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to change its mind about an April 20 decision to permit Ligado Networks to begin construction of a land-based industrial 5G (fifth generation) “L-Band” wireless network. The group is concerned that once operable, the network will negatively impact the reliability of the nation’s ...

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Last chance for east coast boaters shallow draft survey

shallow draft

West and Gulf coast recreational boaters have already spoken. Now the U.S. Coast Guard is asking East Coast boaters, in a short, 5-minute online survey, to weigh in about the Aids to Navigation (ATON) system on shallow draft waterways — those East Coast waters less than 12-feet in depth. Time is running out though: The survey period ends November 1. “BoatUS appreciates the ...

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FCC order could threaten reliability of boater’s GPS units

Keep GPS Working Coalition

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), says a decision by the Federal Communications Commission to give mobile satellite services operator Ligado Networks, a private equity company, the green light to build and operate a land-based industrial 5G (fifth generation) wireless network will negatively impact the reliability of the nation’s Global Positioning System and harm boating safety. Ligado’s slice ...

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Big boating numbers expected for Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day weekend boating

Recreating outdoors in general, and boating in particular, have become important outlets in the era of the coronavirus pandemic. Boat sales are strong, dealer traffic is quickly coming back, lines at the public launch ramps are long and TowBoatUS expects this Memorial Day holiday weekend to be a record one for recreational boating. “While there are some locations where recreational ...

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National Safe Boating Week carries extra message for 2020

National Safe Boating Week, which begins this Saturday, May 16, and runs through Friday, May 22, is the traditional early boating season reminder to help recreational boaters embrace safety all season long. However, the important National Safe Boating Week recommendation urging life jacket wear is now joined by an equally important boating safety message — how to stay safe during ...

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TowBoatUS Islamorada named Tower of the Year

A local business that helps boaters with routine on water assistance was recognized for its professionalism at the 2020 BoatUS Towing Services Annual Conference held in Orlando, Florida. TowBoatUS Islamorada, which is owned and operated by Capt. Carlos Galindo and Ilene Perez, took “Tower of the Year” honors besting more than 100 TowBoatUS companies. Upon receiving the honor Perez said, “A ...

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