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Graphic via U.S. Coast Guard Every boater on the water should be able to read and understand colored navigational aids. Knowing what these aids mean is very important to the…
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How to Choose the Right Life Vest

Monday, April 21 2014 3:00 pm - for Boating
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The safety industry is continually improving Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) — also commonly called life vests — for water activities and water conditions to encourage the full-time use of PFDs.…
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Boating Safety: Getting it Right

Thursday, March 06 2014 6:00 pm - for Boating
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 While there are numerous safety and regulatory rules governing boats that focus on keeping everyone aboard safe, there are also many misunderstandings and myths. If you deviate into one of…
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Boat and Trailer Prep Guide

Saturday, March 01 2014 6:00 am - for Boat Maintenance
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A couple hours dedicated to insuring the preparedness of both boat and trailer is a wise investment in time, one likely to pay dividends in hassle-free sport throughout the season.…
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Winterizing Your Boat

Wednesday, November 13 2013 6:00 am - for Boat Maintenance
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As the days grow shorter and winter's chill begins to take hold, the sad task of preparing the boat for its yearly hibernation has once again arrived. Winterizing your pride…
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Basics of Launching a Boat

Friday, September 13 2013 6:00 am - for Boating
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Boat launch activity can range from placid to pandemonium — or anywhere in between. Line-ups and on-the-ramp mishaps can send impatient individual's stress-levels soaring; conversely a vacant launch on a calm…
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Safe Boating

Tuesday, July 23 2013 1:10 pm - for Boating
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By Tom Keer for TakeMeFishing.org Every time I go fishing I expect to catch fish. Some days I catch a lot while other days I catch squat. Every time I…
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When planning a trip out on the water, most typically start their checklist with the basics: fishing license, spinning rod, bait-casting rod, back-up rod, bait, snacks, sunscreen, nautical maps, tide…
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Boat Launch Etiquette

Monday, July 15 2013 4:00 pm - for Boating
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For all the relaxation fishing and boating can provide, it's amazing the level of stress often experienced at the launch ramp. Much of the tension can be avoided by simply…
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Being a Good Boat Partner

Thursday, June 27 2013 7:00 am - for Boating
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Accepting an invitation to join a friend on his or her boat for a day of fishing is a privilege.  As with many potential relationships, your conduct during the outing…
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