Tag Archive | safety

Waterway Bill that passes House could have benefits for boaters

ALEXANDRIA, Va.: A bill that the US House of Representatives just passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013, has Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) seeing seeing potential benefits for recreational boaters. “We have national highway and air transportation systems,” said BoatUS Government Affairs […]

New Mobile App Provides Free Nautical Charts for Recreational Boating

MyNOAACharts, a new mobile app from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, was released this week for Android tablets. The app has built-in GPS capabilities to allow users to find their location on NOAA charts and will be in a beta test until Labor Day weekend. At that point the NOAA will evaluate usage and […]

Tips For Boating In Shallow Water

One of the best bits of boating advice I’ve ever heard was from a crusty old fishing guide as we headed out of a marina near Key West, Florida. As we carefully navigated through the notoriously shallow waters, he pointed to a group of birds walking in the water only a few yards away from […]

Navigating the waters

Being safe on the water is a challenge when lakes and waterways are crowded, yet it can be life-threatening when you’re in the open ocean as well. Most experienced sailors and powerboat captains have had their share of life threatening situations. I’ve been caught off guard in a situation or two myself and I am […]

Boston Whaler joins Sea Care program

      Having owned a beautiful Boston Whaler for my first few years of living in the islands, they are invaluable for safety and security.  They are so dependable and their reputation is beyond reproach.  The same could be said of Sea Tow.  I’ve been a member for the past 7 years and last […]