Doggone it! How to Boat Safely With Your Pet

Featured pup belongs to the Galley Pirates! Planning on taking your four-legged friends boating with you? Before getting underway, make sure you’ve prepped your pet for safe sailing. We have a few tips to get you started, but be sure to always check with your vet beforehand! Slowly acclimate your pet to being on a boat Let your pet explore[…]

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Who Needs To Take The Florida Violator Course?

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has partnered with Boat Ed to offer the nation’s first approved defensive boating course — the Florida Safe Boating Course for Violators. Have questions about the course? We have answers for you! Who is considered a “violator”? In Florida, anyone convicted of a criminal boating violation or an infraction that results in a reportable[…]

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Do I need a driver’s license to drive a boat?

Wondering if you need a driver’s license to operate a boat? The short answer: No. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t other requirements and rules you need to follow! Restrictions on Age Each state has their own set of age restrictions. For example, in Texas, you must be at least 13 years old and successfully pass a Texas Parks and[…]

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Drinking and Boating: A Deadly Mix

Before the thought of drinking on a boat crosses your mind, consider the physical and legal consequences of boating under the influence of alcohol. Not only is operating a boat while intoxicated illegal in all 50 states, it’s also dangerous and can have deadly consequences. The Law In addition to federal laws against operating a watercraft under the influence, various[…]

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Summer Boating Recipe: Ceviche Verde

Guest post by The Galley Pirates You cannot go cruising without a good ceviche recipe.  Nothing says summer like it.  No, it’s not summer here yet, but it is SO very much closer than it has been for SO long that we just couldn’t stand it—like that weekend in March when it hits 50 degrees and everyone in New England[…]

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Boat Ed’s Top 10 Most Famous Ships in History

Before trains, planes, or automobiles, boating was the way to get where you wanted to go. In the past, sailing was the sole method for transporting goods and supplies around the world. During wartime, ships were also an integral part of strategy and tactics. As you can guess, that means there were quite a lot! But out of all those,[…]

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Fit to Be Tied: 5 Essential Knots for Boaters

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! Bowline If there’s one knot[…]

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