Tag Archives: Memorial Day

12 top boating safety tips for the busy summer boating season

By Wanda Kenton Smith With new and used boat sales soaring to record highs in 2020 to first-time boat buyers, boating safety stakeholders are taking extra measures to communicate and promote safe boating practices in advance of the busy summer boating season. “The pandemic literally saw hundreds of thousands of newcomers join the ranks of first-time boat owners, so we’re ...

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TowBoat US says busy boating season expected

The traditional kickoff of the summer boating season, Memorial Day weekend, is just days away, and TowBoatUS, the on-water towing service that gets boats home after they break down or run aground, is expecting a very busy 2021 summer boating season ahead with increased boating traffic. TowBoatUS forecasts the volume of requests from boaters for routine, non-emergency on-water help – a ...

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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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Drop in gas prices and other good news

For more than two weeks, the average price of regular gas in the U.S. has been dropping, according to USAToday.com. As of yesterday, the average price of a gallon of regular gas was $2.76, the newspaper reported in an article today, and some analysts are predicting it could drop further, perhaps even as low as this time last year, which ...

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Avoiding a boater shortage

The fishing season is underway and it’s supposed to be great weather to get out on the water here in Minnesota this weekend – warm and sunny. There should be lots of boats on area lakes and rivers, and a friend here at work hopes his family’s 21-foot runabout is among them. But there’s a problem. After picking up his ...

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