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Boating Safety Tips

The History of the Ship’s Compass … A compass is a device that indicates direction. It is one of the most important instruments used for navigation on land, over the seas, and in the atmosphere. Ironically, even though it all happened centuries ago, the name…

Boating Safety Tips

Meteorology and Oceanography … Understanding changes in the Weather … In the North Atlantic boaters will encounter winds between the latitudes of 5 degrees and 30 degrees. These winds are the Trade Winds … They were named during the age of sailing by the crews…

Boating Safety Tips

Piloting a Speedboat … Ready, Set, Go … But not too Fast !!! … Thinking back to 2020 when the pandemic reared its ugly head, not many people thought it would lead to an economic boom time for boat sales. In part, this was driven…

Boating Safety Tips

Understanding the different types of clouds … What do they tell us … What can we learn?Meteorologists study the weather. To do this they use sophisticated instruments, but experienced mariners can predict the weather just by observing the clouds. This boating safety tip will help…

Boating Safety Tips

Piloting a Speedboat … Ready, Set, Go … But not too Fast !!! … Thinking back to 2020 when the pandemic reared its ugly head, not many people thought it would lead to an economic boom time for boat sales. In part, this was driven…

Boating Safety Tips

Preventative Maintenance for Boats … Keeping your boat Ship-Shape and in good mechanical working order maintains the value of your investment. Personally, I often wonder why some owners allow their vessels to lose value due to poor maintenance. Properly maintaining your boat is a full-time…

Boating Safety Tips – Boat Handling

Engine Operations and Propulsion … Regardless of their size, your boat’s engines are part of a complex operational system that propels your vessel, and helps the Skipper navigate his or her boat through all types of water and weather conditions. This boating safety tip will…

Boating Safety Tips – Boat Handling

Marine Environmental Protection … 10 Ways We Can Protect Our Marine Environment … In the United States the Coast Guard develops and enforces regulations to avert …1 … The introduction of invasive species into the maritime environment … 2 … stopping unauthorized ocean dumping, and…

Boating Safety Tips – Boat Handling

Paddle Craft Safety… Canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, and rafts comprise a growing recreational boating category that features a variety of manually propelled vessels. Some look like surf boards, while others are small boats such as a rowboat and a dinghy. These economical vessels are much…

Boating Safety Tips: Boat Handling

Handling a Powerboat … It is Better to be Safe than Sorry !!! The skills required to safely handle a powerboat go far beyond those included in boating safety courses. A proficient Skipper must keep one step ahead and take the time to fully understand…