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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.
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Marine Stings – How To Handle Them

Although the focus of this will be on Marine envenomation from corals, sea urchins, fish, stingrays, and jellyfish I figure I would start off...
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The Best Bilge Pump…

As a young angler I was fortunate to grow up under the careful tutelage of my good friend and mentor Ed Martin. He was...
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BoatUS – A Boater’s Best Friend

In 1963, a man named Richard Schwartz had a bad day on the water. He was in a friend’s brand new boat and got...
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California Vessel Operator Cards

As many of you may remember, in 2014, Governor Brown Jr. signed Senate Bill 941 into law. The bill was to promote boating safety education...
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3 Tips For Boaters Facing Thunderstorms

Recreational boaters and paddlers understand that late afternoon thunderstorms are common during the summer boating season. A recent incident involving two TowBoatUS Fort Lauderdale...
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10 Boat Safety Tips From Sea Tow

Some say a boat is like a woman, but I’m sure they are only referring to the many pleasant hours spent in her company. In...

Sea Tow – The Gift of Safety

Does Dad really need another tie?  How about the gift of knowing Sea Tow has Dad's back while boating! Father’s Day, which falls on June...
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Shallow Water Blackout: What You Need To Know

Whether you are a fisherman, diver, spear fisherman, cruiser, floater, or even a sailor (sometimes they troll) this is a topic worth understanding. First off...
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Safe Boating Tips – Ditch Bag For Boaters

If you take your boat offshore or make frequent crossings, you really should carry a ditch bag on board. A ditch bag FOR boaters holds...
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Four Fire Extinguisher Myths

Every spring, the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water receives questions from boaters about fire extinguishers. To help set the record straight...
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