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Are You Prepared for a Bad Hurricane Season?
NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center this week said the hurricane outlook for the Atlantic Basin this year is for an “active to extremely active” season.  While it’s always important to be prepared with a plan for how to deal with severe ...
Good Samaritan Duty
Once in a while you will be called on to tow someone home, and karma dictates that you oblige.
How to NOT Sink Your Boat
I’d planned to let the blog sit idle today, but after this morning’s fishing trip I just had to jump on and mention how to NOT sink your boat, because the one I just stepped off of had a stealth danger ...
BOOKS: Deadliest Sea
I’m in the middle of reading my galley review copy of Deadliest Sea, a new book due out on June 1st. It’s about the sinking of the Alaska Ranger in the Bering Sea in 2008, and the rescue efforts by ...
Sea Sense Adds Trawler Training on Chesapeake
Sea Sense has added single-engine trawler training on Chesapeake Bay from Annapolis, MD.  These new courses are both the traditional scheduled classes for women as well as customized instructional charters for couples, families, and groups.  Training is conducted aboard a ...
Sea Sense Adds Trawler Training on Chesapeake
Sea Sense has added single-engine trawler training on Chesapeake Bay from Annapolis, MD.  These new courses are both the traditional scheduled classes for women as well as customized instructional charters for couples, families, and groups.  Training is conducted aboard a ...
World’s Worst Boating Accidents
I got this in an email from The Safe Boater Training Program. It’s a link to an article called “23 of the Worst Boating Accidents Over the Past 20 Years.” What can we learn from this? Never travel by large capacity ...
ActiveCaptain on the iPad – Wicked Cool
I’ve been looking for a reason to have to get an iPad and I think now I’ve found it. In his latest on-the-road blog entry, Jeff Siegel of ActiveCaptain demonstrates how well the software works on the new tablet platform ...
A Tall Ship Heads to Sea
The sail training barque Picton Castle, a square-rigger registered in the Cook Islands and based in Lunenburg Harbor, Nova Scotia, is about to depart its mooring and head off on its fifth circumnavigation. The 14-month, westbound trip will sail through ...
Inflatable Life Jacket World Record Day
It’s a noble idea on the one hand and, on the other, a waste of CO2 canisters. BoatUS is trying to get people to wear inflatable PFDs by promoting Inflatable Life Jacket World Record Day. The idea is to have everyone inflate ...

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