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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Giant origami boat launched in England

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 Great Britain, which was made[…]

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The United States of Boating Infographic

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 <a href=”http://www.boat-ed.com/blog/united-states-of-boating-infographic/” target=”_blank”><img class=”aligncenter wp-image-1199″[…]

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Boat Size. It Matters.

“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 into owning a boat –[…]

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The Best Tips from National Safe Boating Week

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 promote safer recreational boating experience[…]

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Words of Caution for Boating Season

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 weatherman keeps up his end[…]

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10 Common Boating Questions and the Answers

Knowing everything about boating can take decades of firsthand experience. Even with a boater’s education course, there’s so much that you can, and will, learn by actually practicing what you’ve been taught. Weave taken a look at some of the most common boating questions and provided quick answers you can use as a reference. 1.  Is a teenager allowed to[…]

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16 Father’s Day Gifts for Boat Owners

Did you know that it took 63 years for Father’s Day to be official? Congress believed it would become commercialized. However, thanks to the persistence of many people including Presidents Wilson, Coolidge, Johnson, and Nixon, the third Sunday in June is Father’s Day. And, sure, maybe it’s a little commercialized – but our dads deserve a little compensation for their[…]

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