Although there seems to be an endless selection of boating knots out there, most boaters can get by with just the basics. Listed below are five basic boating knots you should know. Find out what their uses are—and, most importantly, how to tie them—then grab some rope or a shoestring and practice on your own!…

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Last week, BBC News reported that engineers in England had constructed a twelve-foot long origami-style boat made entirely out of paper! The boat was launched by schoolchildren and captained by Morwenna Wilson, a descendant of notable engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel and an engineer herself. Brunel is known for designing the 19th-century long-distance passenger ship SS…

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Did you know that historically, July has been by far the most dangerous month for boating accidents and fatalities? Last year was no different with over 900 reported accidents during the month of July, primarily on the weekends. What can we infer from this? Well, it’s pretty simple actually. Boating activity increases during the summer…

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Boating is a favorite leisure activity of many people across the country. Boat Ed created this infographic to showcase some of the unique facts that encompass the American boating community. If you like this infographic, please feel free to share it on your site or social media channels. Happy boating, America! Please Embed this Infographic…

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Rebecca Collier was a veteran paddlesports enthusiast. She spent so much of her time on the water that her father used to call her his “little mermaid” when she was growing up. On all accounts, she was a professional at getting in and out of the water with ease. Growing up outside of Kalamazoo, Michigan,…

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Boaters share the water with many different types of crafts and it’s everyone’s responsibility to keep our waterways safe. This means staying alert and looking out for other boaters. Paddlesport participation rates are growing and that means more people on the water who need to be aware of safety guidelines and potential dangers. The following…

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“So, how big is your boat?” People ask this question for one of two reasons: 1.  They’re also a boat owner and they want to see how yours measures up. 2.  They’re hoping that you’ll invite them out on your next trip and have room for a plus one. There is a lot that goes…

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For everyone in the boating industry, safety extends beyond just one week. However, it’s great to have a nationally-recognized week where boaters, businesses and organizations can make a collective push to draw attention to boating safety. National Safe Boating Week is organized by the National Safe Boating Council and its mission is to “advance and…

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Your truck chases the last shreds of night as there are hints of dawn, with a few hours driving left until you reach your destination. Family and friends are in tow, some sleeping and others waiting in anticipation for the day’s events. It’s spring again. The snow has finally receded, and now you’re just praying that the…

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It’s not your boat, it’s our boat. That’s the first rule of a boat sharing agreement. There is a lot of responsibility to owning a boat — most of it financial. A boat sharing agreement can be handy for people who want the luxury of owning a boat without having to shoulder all of the…

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