DNREC launches new safe boating campaign
DOVER — The campaign is “Spring Aboard.” Its purpose is to encourage people to enroll in a boating safety course before heading out on the water. The Delaware Office of Boating Safety and Education, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife, has joined with …
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Governor Scott signs new boating safety bill
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Boaters who carry an emergency locator device on board won't have to shell out as much for registration costs anymore. Governor Rick Scott signed a law after 14-year-olds Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen …
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Free boating safety classes in wake of tragedy
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 59 will be holding free boating safety classes at Sandsprit Park throughout the spring and summer funded by a newly created foundation, set up after another recent boating tragedy. “The Perry Cohen Foundation, the …
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Boating safety is an issue of great importance for people who spend a lot of time on the water. Once you’ve passed the required boat test and received your necessary boating license, you can focus on the different elements of in-boat safety. A boating safety course is wise to take so you can get the training necessary to stay safe on the water and make the most of your boat licence. Any boating license Ontario centre can steer you in the right direction to take a safety test along with your regular boating course exam. Some of the topics you’ll learn about in boating safety course include the minimum amount of safety equipment allowed on your boat, how you should respond to emergencies on the water and other applicable regulations.
One important aspect of boating safety is to always be prepared before you take your boating license and head out onto the water. Inspect your boat well so you know all the equipment is in working order, and check the weather report for your area, too. Let someone know where you’ll be going and be sure to bring enough fuel to get you there and back. Once the boat is ready to go, double-check that you have your boat licence and go practice all the things you’ve learned from your boat test.
One thing your boating license Ontario safety test will stress is to wear a life jacket at all times when you’re out on the water. About 90 % of people who drown while recreational boating did not have a life jacket on at the time. Every person on the boat should have a life jacket, so if the whole boat were to sink for some reason everyone would be safe. Your boating license Ontario tests will show you the proper types of floating devices to carry on your boat for optimum safety. It’s also wise to avoid bringing alcohol on your boat as a means of boating safety. Drinking and boating is illegal just as drinking and driving a car is illegal. Your blood alcohol must be under the legal limit or every boating course you’ve taken may be wasted. You’ll learn about alcohol and boating in your boat test, and your boating license will show authorities that you’ve learned the laws.
Driving slowly in your boat is a must for boating safety, so you can avoid dangerous collisions and potential injury. The boating license Ontario testing you do will highlight safe boating speeds as part of the overall boating course. If you decide to boat in a commercial waterway, keep a safe distance away from large vessels to avoid any problems. Large boats are unable to change direction as quickly, and may have trouble seeing you at all. Ask questions at your boating license Ontario office if you’re unsure of how much distance is a safe distance. When your boating course has been completed and your boating license is securely in hand, try your best to obey all of the safety tips so you can have a safe and fun boating experience.
Hundreds gather for funeral of Putnam deputy who died in boating accident
Dickey@jacksonville.com–04/07/16–Firefighters and rescue personnel stand before the flag before Putnam County Deputy Brandee Smith's funeral at St. Johns River State College in Palatka, Florida Thursday, April 7, 2016. She died in a boating accident …
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Lorraine Thompson: When boating, a little training goes a long way
In fact, it's not only good advice — it's required in Florida that boat operators born in 1988 or later must take a recognized safe boating course. Successful completion earns a Florida Boater Card that is issued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife …
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US Fish and Wildlife Service grants funds to California for recreational boating
STATEWIDE — A tiny fraction of nearly $ 14 million in federal funding will be directed to California to help pay for two recreational boating projects within the state, it was announced last month at the Palm Beach International Boat Show. California …
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It’s boring and expensive to stock up your vessel for a journey. A lot of stuff is required for a proper voyage, a lot of marine supplies need to be installed in the boat to make the vessel professional and convenient to use. With special discounts over the internet you can save yourself from the manual labor and browse through online marine chandlery store for boating supplies. Before doing that organize names of the boating supplies that you might need for the trip.
If you are planning to go out on a single day journey then you don’t need too much of boat maintenance tools, only safety tools and some utility items will do. But if you are going on a cruise for more than a day then you definitely need to store items and get few things done. If your canvas boat’s cover needs repairing then repair it before you go out for cruising. Marine supplies like Snap kits can do the task efficiently. The gadgets include eyelets, sockets; stainless steel button barrels, barrel studs, and heavy duty canvas snap pliers that make the task easy and fast enough for you.
To arrange this entire thing up you will need extra support of canvas boat cover, support bars, end poly cords, mooring cover poles, dome moisture absorbers, cover up boat supports and other snap kit accessories from a marine chandlery.
Vessel anchor is one of the most important items when sailing. Different styles of anchors are in the market from steel mushroom, stable moorings for sand, mud and its combos. You can also obtain manual or electronic anchor pulleys. Get super hooks and a poly anchor line with them. Bear in mind the safety as its important for any voyage, always keep safety marine supplies like life jackets and tires.
Whenever you go on a voyage prioritize your safety and be prepared for any bad weather or any unfortunate scenario. Safety jackets and tires can come in very handy in bad weather where you might have the risk of falling over from the boat. These jackets are available in marine chandlery stores, with different variety of 1, 2, 3 and 4. Choose safety tools which can match the nature of your voyage.
If you want to keep your boat technologically suitable then you can add electronic and GPS devices to your vessel. Fishermen in their boats mostly use Fish Finder that’s available in a huge variety of combination enhancement and imaging features. The prices are different for ever Fish Finder. Some of the gadgets provide picture like images of fishes that help in recognizing fishes. Sailing devices also come incorporated with speed indicators, temperature capture and GPS.
You can also load your vessel with different kind of cleaning equipments like shackles, bow eyes, hooks, swivels, cabinet hardware, boat handrails, hatches, hinges and rub rail. You can find many online marine chandleries selling all different types of boating tools and equipments to suit everyone’s needs.
Free boating safety class April 2
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces they will be offering the first opportunity for the public to attend a free boating safety education class this Saturday, April 2nd. The class will run from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. This …
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Boating safety class on April 16
LAKE HOPATCONG — Be ready early for the 2016 boating season and take a course on April 16 to obtain the New Jersey Boating Safety Certificate (NJ BSC), required to operate a power boat or jet ski (PWC) legally on New Jersey inland waterways. Boating …
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Boating Safety Bill Becomes Law
Florida HB427 is a law we can believe in. It incentivizes boaters for taking demonstrable safety measures; specifically, boaters who purchase an emergency locator beacon, like a PLB or EPIRB, will receive a discount on boat registration fees. Read the …
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We need to be aware of the five simple rules of the boating safety code.
1. LIFEJACKETS.. TAKE THEM — WEAR THEM Make sure everyone on board is wearing a lifejacket
2. SKIPPER RESPONSIBILITY Your responsibilities as a skipper
3. COMMUNICATIONS Make sure you have the means to communicate if you get into trouble
4. MARINE WEATHER Always check the marine weather forecast before you go out
5. AVOID ALCOHOL Alcohol and safe boating do not mix you need to be alert and aware
In late May 2012, New York Sea Grant Coastal Recreation and Tourism Specialist Dave White paid a visit to several local media outlets in advance of National …
Palm Beach Police responding to a boating accident.