Tubing – It’s Not Just Like Water Skiing

Now that summer is upon us; boaters are in full force enjoying family fun on the water! While there are many types of watersports to be enjoyed from the boat, the popularity of “tubing” reigns supreme. You should know that tubes produce tremendous friction and subsequent loads that must be kept in mind; here are …

5 Things You Can Do To Help Stop Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS)

Non-native animals, plants, and organisms threaten more of our waterways each year. Invasive species introduced into non-native waters, even from nearby lakes, can cause tremendous damage to native species, can drive out native plants and animals, spread new diseases, and damage water intakes and the like. Do your part to help stop the spread of …

Checking Your Safety Equipment / Flares (Visual Distress Signals) Disposal

Checking the safety equipment on board before the start of the season is recommended for new and seasoned boaters alike. If you need to use the equipment in an emergency, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that it’s ready to go. Here are a few pointers. First, check the USCG and/or state-required equipment, so you’re …

How to Reboard From the Water

Most boaters spend about half of their time boating alone, fishing, cruising, or sunbathing. While not inherently dangerous, you should be familiar with how to get back in the boat from the water when boating alone (unassisted reboarding). Most modern runabout boats and larger are often equipped with a boarding ladder at the stern of …