Safety

Home Boats Safety
We all love boating and fishing and want to share the experience with family and friends. Keeping everyone safe is a big responsibility and pre-planning and maintenance are a big part of it. In this sections we will share tips, stories, and products to help make your boating safe, fun and productive.

BoatUS Foundation Offers Free Boat Safety Courses Online

Next week, Mar. 18-24, is a great time to take a boat safety course. Why? It’s perfect timing just before the start of the boating...
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Boat Trailer Tips Before The Road

If you’ve never towed a fishing boat before, the right preparation will make your trip safer, and can help you feel less anxious. Here are...
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Navionics Launches Post-Irma Remapping Effort

Navionics, the leader in content and location-based services for the recreational boating market, is partnering with fellow industry leaders and the South Florida boating...
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Courtesy Vessel Safety Checks Are Free

The BoatUS Foundation reminds boaters that they can get a free vessel safety check.  Make sure your "i" is dotted with a no penalty...
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TowBoatUS Captains in FL, MD, MA, CA Honored For Lifesaving Acts

CA Honored For Lifesaving Acts When recreational boaters need a tow home, a battery jump or fuel drop-off, captains from the red TowBoatUS on-the-water towing...
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BoatUS Has Your Back With Affordable Towing Memberships

BoatUS has a national network of expert captains who are always on call and trained to assist boaters in need in both minor breakdowns...
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New Boater Tips From BoatUS

TowBoatUS captains give their expert new boater tips to those getting into boating. They emphasize how training, experience, familiarity and practice are all important....
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Kidde Recalls 40 Million Fire Extinguishers – Check Yours

More than 40 million Kidde fire extinguishers equipped with plastic handles, some on the market for more than 40 years, have been recalled. According...
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Tips For Buying & Selling A Boat With DSC-VHF Radio

If a boater has an emergency on the water, there’s no better way than to call for help than with a Digital Selective Calling...
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Boat First Aid Kits – What Do I Need?

First Aid Advice Heading offshore to go fishing? Or just going out for a cruise? What type of First Aid Kit should I put on...
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