Posted by: Tom Keer
May 13, 2015

Tom Keer

National Safe Boating Week 2015

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  National Safe Boating Week comes along at a good time of year.  Mechanical failures are common, particularly if you use your boat a lot.  Here are a few pre-launch considerations to elevate your level of play.       Have enough life jackets for the individuals on board. There are different types of life jackets for different activities. The Safe Boating Campaign is a great resource for determining if a life jacket is right…




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Posted by: Bruna Carincotte
May 13, 2015

Why Fishing is Fun

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I remember very well the weekend in April when I went fishing in Fort Lauderdale, FL with a group of women who were relatively new to the sport. We were all participating in the seminar weekend “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing”. We got up at 7am and our boat left the dock at 8am. I was super excited that we were going to be fishing all morning! It was a sunny day with no clouds in…




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Posted by: Bruna Carincotte
May 13, 2015

Always ‘Wear It!’ and Boat Responsibly

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  When four friends were out fishing on Spring Lake near Sea Bright, New Jersey, they never thought rescue workers would pull them to safety that afternoon. Their boat had taken on water, and another boater noticed they were in distress and called the U.S. Coast Guard. All of them were wearing life jackets, and aside from being a little cold the four people were safe. This is just one of the many types of…




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Posted by: Debbie Hanson
May 10, 2015

Debbie Hanson

Don’t Forget These 5 Things When De-Winterizing A Boat

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The day you’ve been waiting for all winter long is here — it’s that day following the official onset of spring when you can finally take your beloved vessel out of storage and go through the steps of de-winterizing a boat. Before you head out on the water for your first trip of the season, there are some important tasks you’ll want to check off your list in order to make sure that your boat…




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Posted by: Debbie Hanson
May 3, 2015

Debbie Hanson

3 Tips for Safer Boating This Season

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With a little bit of advance preparation and planning, you can have a greater feeling of safety and security while on the water with your family and friends. Now that spring is here and National Fishing and Boating Week is coming up, it’s the ideal time to apply a few tips that can mean much safer (and happier) boating trips. National Fishing and Boating Week coincides with the first week of June every year and…




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Posted by: Debbie Hanson
April 26, 2015

Debbie Hanson

How to Get Your Boating License or Boater Education Card

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Maybe you’re a new boater and nautical phrases like “red light returning” have you feeling clueless. Or, maybe you’ve been boating for years, but want to be sure your knowledge is up to date. In either case, it’s a good idea to take a boater education course so that you can learn more about boat safety and get your boating license or boater education card. You might be wondering what the difference is between a…




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Posted by: Tom Keer
April 23, 2015

Tom Keer

5 Steps for Easy Boat Registration

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  So you just bought a boat and are anxious for that first splash.  As with cars, boats need to first be registered.  Here’s how:         See who handles the registration process.  In some states it’s the DMV while in others it’s the Parks Division or the Fish and Game Department.  Check to find your specific state requirements. You will need to fill out the application forms.  Some states accept online registrations…




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Posted by: Debbie Hanson
April 19, 2015

Debbie Hanson

5 Ways to Speed Up The Boat Registration Process

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There aren’t many things that can beat the sight of an excited youngster reeling in a first catch or a stunning summer sunset view — some of the best benefits of boat ownership are these types of magical moments that happen on the water. These are the experiences that make you want to become an official boat owner, and it only makes sense that you’ll want to get your boat registration taken care of so…




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Posted by: Debbie Hanson
March 22, 2015

Debbie Hanson

Innovative Features You Wish All New Fishing Boats Had

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You might be a fan of fishing boat features like large decks with plenty of room for fighting fish, extra rod holders, LED interior lights, dual livewells or over-sized windshields. Regardless of which bells and whistles are your favorites, if you are thinking of buying a boat, you are wise to consider the useful features that are offered by manufacturers while also thinking about the number of hours you anticipate spending on the water during…




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Posted by: Debbie Hanson
March 15, 2015

Debbie Hanson

Facts About Buying a Boat That Will Impress Your Friends

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You’ve been thinking about buying a boat, but want to find the right resources to help you make a well-informed decision about your potential purchase. There are plenty of facts, resources, benefits and tips that you’ll find useful if you’re buying a first boat. Here are ten facts about buying a boat that will impress your friends and guide you towards making the best choice. Two-thirds of the earth’s surface is covered by water. If…




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