Boating Tips

BoatUS Foundation’s Free Clean Boating Course As boaters, we have a close connection to the health of our waterways. Clean water is an essential part of boating. This free course will show you the simple steps you can take to reduce the impact boating activities on our waterways. The Clean Boating Courses give loads of great …

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BoatUs Pegs Hurricane Hurricane Matthew, which threatened four coastal states as it corkscrewed through the Atlantic in early October, caused an estimated $110 million in damage to recreational boats, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The national advocacy, services and safety organization suggests that in addition to the storm remaining offshore, …

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Towboat Us San Diego We recently got to chat with Capt. Tony Olson of TowBoatUS San Diego . Capt. Tony started working in the business as a deckhand back in 2001. He has been in the assistance business ever since and offers some great insights and funny stories from his boating career. TowBoatUS is a nationwide network of …

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Is your boat less than 26 feet? Does it have outboard motor power and rest on a trailer? If you said yes, beware – you’re a big target for theft. A newly released study that looked at five years of BoatUS Marine Insurance claims files shows that 75 percent of all boats stolen matched this …

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Boating Safety

TowBoatUS captains are standing by all around the country to help boaters in their times of need.  They not only tow boats, but perform a wide variety of other tasks to get boaters out of trouble or back underway. David LaMontange was the creator of Vessel Assist and is based in Newport, California where he and …

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Boating Tips

Behind most successful used-boat transactions, there’s a Purchase Agreement and Bill of Sale that clearly spell out how the boat was bought or sold. The BoatUS Consumer Protection Department now offers both of these documents at no cost online. “A Purchase Agreement is necessary if you intend to buy a boat, but require that certain …

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Boating TipsHow To Fish

As Tropical Depression Nine begins its abrupt change in course that will steer the storm ashore late Thursday, boaters in the Big Bend region of Florida may be thinking they dodged the bullet. However, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) says TD Nine, expected to grow into tropical storm status today, will bring …

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Boating Safety

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 a ticket for improper ventilation for an inboard motor. He was blown away that boat manufacturers were not required to build a boat to meet the current laws and that the …

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The summer boating season is heating up, but are you ready to handle an engine breakdown, grounding or dead battery? Just in case, BoatUS is now offering a free Towing App for your smart phone available at BoatUS.com/towing/app. With the app, you’ll be able to summon assistance from the largest on-the-water towing fleet in the …

Conservation

Community groups, nonprofits and grassroots organizations wanting to keep local boaters safe and waterways clean are eligible for grants for up to $4,000 each from the BoatUS Foundation’s Grassroots Grants Program. A total of $50,000 is available in this grant cycle. Applications are due no later then January 4, 2012. “The Foundation is looking for …

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Fishing Events

The 15th Annual Yellowtail shootout has concluded, safe to say another successful year is in the books! Fishing was tough this year but underneath all the wind and chop, our anglers managed to find some home guards to put them on the podium. Many boats experienced the rough ride home from the islands and the …

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BD Outdoors is proud to announce that the Costa Yellowtail Shootout tournament will return for the 2021 Season. One of the largest and longest-running tournaments on the West Coast, the Yellowtail Shootout has become the unofficial kick-off to the Southern California offshore fishing season. The 2019 Yellowtail Shootout saw 96 Teams and 355 anglers compete …

Boating TipsSeason Ready

Here are some great docking tips to make this part of the day much less stressful for everyone.

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Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is advising boaters with vessels that have a U.S. Coast Guard Certificate of Documentation to be wary of any letter arriving by U.S. mail offering renewal.

Boat Maintenance

Sometimes it seems intimidating to work on your own boat and there are some chores that are best left to professionals, but there are many that you can handle yourself with a little guidance.  You can save a bundle too!

Conservation

Here is an electronic copy of a letter sent by fishing and outdoor industry leaders in opposition to the AB 3030 legislation.

Boating Safety

Isaias is coming on quickly and is looking like some version of an East Coast fly-by. Boat US has offered up a list of preparations boaters can take to weather the storm.

Boating Tips

Do you have your boat properly prepared for an off-season slumber? Lenny Rudow offers some quick tips to winterize your boat for a sudden freeze.

Fishing Gear

AFTCO Shadow Technical Fleece Hoodie Want the Reaper without the face mask? That’s what the Shadow has to offer. Shadow Technical Fleece Hoodie delivers similar technical features like a cinch shock cord anchoring system, AFGUARD stain release, and a 100% poly bonded micro fleece fabric. This sweater also comes with Velcro pocket closures to help …

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Don’t let these common falsehoods get in the way of the truth when you shove off the dock. Lenny Rudow debunks some very common boat myths.

Boat Accessories

Is your boat’s safety gear up to snuff? If you don’t have at least one of these signaling items aboard, the answer is a solid “no”. Boat safety equipment is a serious matter, and in this day and age, it’s easy and affordable to raise the safety bar well above minimum requirements. How? Start with …

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When it comes to boats, learning from the mistakes of others is far less painful than learning for yourself. Whether you have a small, inexpensive center console fishing boat, a massive beast of a convertible, or anything in between, one thing is for sure: you want to do everything you can to make sure you and …

Boating Tips

Let’s face it, people, docking a boat is of the most stressful moments during a day on the water. These tips and tricks will make it seem easy. If you think pilings should really be called bumpers and you’d consider buying a new boat just to get one of those snazzy push-button auto-docking systems, then you …

Boating Tips

Wrapping A Prop Boating blunders can be costly, but the mistakes you make with the boat itself can be even costlier. Case in point: A few years ago, we were chunking on the drift for when the water started erupting with tuna and three out of four lines in the water went down simultaneously. In …