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California Boater Card – The Comprehensive Guide

January 1, 2018, California implemented a new law requiring all boaters to carry a vessel operator card while operating a recreational motorized vessel on California waterways. This required vessel operator card for the state of California is the California Boater Card. Prior to 2018, California was one of five states that didn’t require a boater certification or boating license to[…]

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Boat Safety – Emergency Rescue Stories

One of our favorite boat safety campaigns is National Safe Boating Week, which was held this year from May 20 to May 26. Every year, individuals and organizations act to increase the awareness of safe and responsible behaviors on the water. Boating is one of our nation’s favorite summer activities for a good, simple reason—it’s a fun and exciting way to spend[…]

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On a Boat Challenge

How many of these boating experiences can you check off? own a boat driving a motorboat riding an inner tube driving the boat while someone else goes tubing water-ski drove a boat while someone else is waterskiing riding a personal watercraft (such as JetSki) been a boat passenger enjoy a picnic on a boat gone kayaking rowed a rowboat paddled[…]

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“I Float!”: Boat Ed Partners With The LV Project

Still from “I Float!” PSA By now most people know the importance of wearing a properly fitted, USCG-approved lifejacket while boating. However, year after year hundreds of people tragically lose their lives on the water while not wearing a lifejacket. Why is that? Well, there’s definitely a stigma associated with wearing lifejackets, especially among teens and adults who feel like[…]

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Movies at Sea: The 8 Best Boating Movies Ever

Watching movies is always fun, even when the flick is painfully bad. But films are even more enjoyable when they feature our favorite hobby — boating! Below are the Boat Ed team’s choices for our favorite nautical-themed movies: Steamboat Willie image credit: The Walt Disney Company Picked by Megan, Steamboat Willie isn’t just a classic — it’s one of the[…]

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