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Man Overboard!

Man Overboard!

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

One of the most frightening cries heard on a boat is “Man overboard.” Falling into the drink can be brutally unpredictable and sudden; the lack of a quick rescue response can result in death. Grim U.S. Coast Guard statistics over the years reveal that the majority of Man Overboard (MOB) incidents happen to people of […]

Preventing Melanoma

Preventing Melanoma

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. Almost five million people are treated for skin cancer annually in the U.S. The American Cancer Society states that one person dies of melanoma, an ominous form of skin cancer, about every hour. The annual cost for treatment of melanoma is over $3 billion. The good news in these grim statistics is that many […]

Working Hard: Florida Youths Pursue Careers In The Marine Industry

Working Hard: Florida Youths Pursue Careers In The Marine Industry

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  Imagine a job that allows you to work on the water, follow your dreams, and earn a respectable salary while you’re at it. More young men and women throughout Florida are finding that working as a marine mechanic may be the road to a fulfilling career and financial stability. The industry is booming in […]

Picking the Proper Sunglasses

Picking the Proper Sunglasses

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As soon as the weather warms, boaters and beachgoers search for summer sunglasses. They will stop at the department store counter and try on several pairs, look for the best bargains at the flea market, model a few styles while looking at tee shirts in a shop by the shore, and perhaps end up buying […]

Rowing and Paddling Fitness

Rowing and Paddling Fitness

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. Has running on the treadmill day after day at the gym become tiresome? Does your local area lack appealing pathways for a scenic or lengthy bike ride? Or are you just seeking a new way to enjoy the outdoors and get in a great workout at the same time? If your answer is yes […]

What Every Boater Should Know

What Every Boater Should Know

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How many times in your boating life have you said, “I wish someone had told me that…”? If you’re like me — and most everyone else you’ll encounter on the water — you learned something about your boat and the hobby of boating the hard way. Although nothing beats experience and practice, I’ll share with […]

Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

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Does your boat have BO (boat odor)?It’s most likely coming from the bilge. The bilge collects everything dropped, dripped, and spilled on the boat.  If your boat’s bilge has been neglected, pouring bilge cleaner in and closing the hatch may not fully resolve the issue.  You’ll need to roll up your sleeves, remove all the […]

Don’t Do What I Did!

Don’t Do What I Did!

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I wanted to anchor just uptide of a bridge, so my friend dropped the anchor as I powered in reverse to set the hook. Using a 4:1 ratio of line to depth — we played out 40 feet of line for the 10-foot depth. A short while later, we were frantically fending off the bridge […]

Safety is Priceless

Safety is Priceless

April 17, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Let’s talk about a great deal — a no-cost, no-risk way to have the equipment and personal protection gear on your watercraft checked to make sure it complies with all applicable standards. There’s no catch beyond taking a half-hour or so to interact with a knowledgeable inspector who’ll also freely share safety tips and suggestions. […]

The Joys and Challenges of Boating with the Family

The Joys and Challenges of Boating with the Family

Like anything else in life, boating with your children is multi-faceted. There are pros and cons to boating with the kids in tow. The shared experience can be joyous, heartwarming, and downright fun. However, it can also be stressful, chaotic, and challenging! We share many happy memories out on the water with our kids. However, […]

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