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A Decade of Grassroots Grants – BoatU.S. Foundation for Boating Safety grant recipients

A Decade of Grassroots Grants – BoatU.S. Foundation for Boating Safety grant recipients – Brief Article Cinema advertising that promotes safe boating and on-line boat safety courses; free t-shirts handed out to kids wearing their life vests in Texas and New York; signs that tell boaters about the special care they need to take when […]

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Behind the boat

Behind the boat Jim Ellis What ever happened to spring this year? It seems we’ve jumped directly into the frying pan of summer here in the mid-Atlantic. For Lori and I it’s been a very hectic couple of months. We have a “new to us” boat at the dock and, being 10 years old, there’s […]

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What’s up with warranties

What’s up with warranties – BoatSmart Caroline Ajootian Marine engine warranties, like marine engines themselves, have changed. Along with improved fuel efficiency, microchip technology and cleaner exhaust come warranties that are more in line with the 21st Century. Gone are the one-year, take it or leave it guarantees of yesteryear. Today, multilevel, multi-year limited warranties […]

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History of Women at Sea Surfaces

History of Women at Sea Surfaces Ernest Hemingway might have had a different story to tell if he had written a book entitled The Old Woman and the Sea. The Mariner’s Museum of Newport News, VA, now tells that story and much more with a new exhibit entitled “Women & the Sea,” on display until […]

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Florida Keys declared no-discharge area

Florida Keys declared no-discharge area As of June 19, all of the state waters of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary became a designated “no discharge” area for vessels, meaning that boaters with federally approved Type I or II treatment systems may not use them while in the region. (All U.S. waters are already “no […]

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It’s National Safe Boating Week

It’s National Safe Boating Week This year’s joint U.S.-Canadian North American Safe Boating Campaign kicks off May 19-25 with special events, media coverage and even a Congressional reception to mark National Safe Boating Week. Sponsored by the National Safe Boating Council, the Canadian Safe Boating Council and the U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards, the annual […]

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Carver 28′ Mariner & Voyager

Carver 28′ Mariner & Voyager – 2nd Time Around Among the most popular models Carver has produced in its nearly 50-year history, are two 28-foot models of the 1980s – the Mariner and Voyager. They remain popular today because they are ideally suited to the boater who is looking to buy their first cruiser without […]

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Key to tower listings: Gulf Coast – Texas

Key to tower listings: Gulf Coast – Texas – Florida TEXAS 1-TowBoatU.S. Port Isabel Marine Resources ACAPT Port Isabel, TX 956-371-1693 F S R T 2-TowBoatU.S. Port Aransas Roberson Marine Services ACAPT Port Aransas, TX 361-813-1273 F S R T 3-TowBoatU.S. Port O’Connor Tow and Rescue ACAPT Port O’Connor, TX 361-983-4447 F S E R […]

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Auxiliarists hone rescue skills

Auxiliarists hone rescue skills Tony Gibbs “Man overboard!” It’s a shout that every certified member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary’s boat crew program hears at least once a year–though seldom in earnest. For decades the Auxiliary has required its coxswains and crew to demonstrate annually their proficiency in a few key tasks. One of […]

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Nicholson earns Editorial Excellence award

Nicholson earns Editorial Excellence award BoatU.S. presented its prestigious Monk Farnham Award for Editorial Excellence to former Offshore magazine editor, Darrell Nicholson, Feb. 17, during the annual meeting of Boating Writers International. Nicholson was cited for his “From the Helm” column that appeared in the northeast regional boating monthly magazine during 2005. BoatU.S. Senior Vice […]