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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Can You Use Your Boating License in Another State?

Wouldn’t it be awesome if your boater education card or boating license allowed you to boat in your home state as well as states you’re vacationing in? Good news! If you’ve successfully completed an official boating safety course such as boat-ed.com, your boater education card is welcome in every state that requires mandatory boater education. Plus, your boater education card[…]

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The 6 Seconds Before a Boating Accident

Have you ever made a mistake and then thought about the decisions leading up to it? It’s almost like you’re going through a movie frame by frame – dissecting how you could have done something differently.   After a boating accident, participants, spectators and investigators all wonder how it could have been prevented. Even though you cannot recover the lost seconds,[…]

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Why Choose a NASBLA-Approved Boating Safety Course

It is finally boating season, and people across the country are itching to get on the water. If you’re new to boat ownership or ready to expand your knowledge, a boating certificate or education course is the first step to be prepared on the water. A simple Internet search will show several resources for boating courses in your area. However,[…]

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The Curse of the Boating Bananas

“Bananas on a boat are bad luck,” Captain Mike announced as he chucked my Chiquitas overboard. My expression must have pegged off the WTH meter because Captain Mike quickly added, “It’s true, you can look it up on the Internet.” Since I had met this veteran striper fishing guide only a few hours before, I wasn’t sure whether his quick[…]

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A 2012 Video Review for Boating Safety

The 2013 boating season is just getting under way, and boaters are making plans for their first lake or river trip of the year. Most of these trips will be relatively uneventful – others will turn into YouTube sensations for all the wrong reasons. With injuries and accidents on the rise in recent years, we would rather you avoid the[…]

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