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Boaters! Please Make Your Voices Heard Today!

NOAA wants to stop making NOAA charts An About-face from Earlier Action Courtesy of Maptech New Bedford, MA - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) plans to cease support for producing the 1,000-plus NOAA charts that millions of boaters use and rely on for safe navigation. NOAA decided to... Continue reading
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Planning to Visit Sail Boston (6/17-22) by Boat? Here are the Port Navigation Rules.

(1) During the effective period, vessel operators transiting through the regulated area shall proceed in a counterclockwise direction at no wake speeds not to exceed five knots, unless otherwise authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP).  (2) Vessel operators shall comply with the directions and orders of the COTP... Continue reading
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Join a Yacht Club? Me?!?

'Most everyone is busier today than they were last year, or they were the year they first got into boating.  Sometimes it’s hard to find the time to enjoy your boat at all.  So, why would you want to add the activities of a yacht club membership to your already-too-full... Continue reading
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Getting Your Boat Ready for Spring: Safety Equipment and Paperwork

We’ve written a lot this off-season about structural and mechanical items to consider before your boat is launched.  We’ve begun launching season, so it’s time to make sure the all the details are considered.  Like compliance and paperwork.  Today, let’s check the glovebox and safety locker. Be sure that you’ve... Continue reading