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New Study Reveals 142 Million Americans Went Boating in 2016

YOU ARE NOT ALONE! An estimated 142 million Americans (adults and children under the age of 18) went boating in 2016 – 36 percent of U.S. households – according to the 2016 Recreational Boating Participation Study .... Of the 142 million individuals, 17 million individuals were first-time participants, and half of these... Continue reading
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Recollections of a Disaster. 63 Years Ago, Hurricane Carol. August 31, 1954.

Former Kingman Marina owner Thomas “Todd” Kingman recently recounted his memories of living through the epic hurricane Carol as a young man. His chilling recollections are excerpted below. “Hurricane Carol hit Cape Cod with 155 mph+ winds. Our anemometer blew away when a gust stuck the needle at 176. Looking... Continue reading
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Preparing Your Boat to Weather a Storm

Hats off to the folks at Boats.Com for their excellent review of storm preparation tips: Hurricane Preparation for Boaters Organize your thinking, gather your gear, and have your plan in place. If you have to act, act decisively, and give yourself time to help your neighbors on the water: Their... Continue reading
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Tips on Getting Home When One of Your Boat’s Engines Quits

Many boaters prefer multi-engine boats because they are faster and more maneuverable, particularly in docking and other close-quarter situations. But the No. 1 reason mariners go to sea in multi-engine boats is redundancy. If one engine should fail, they know they can always get home on the other(s). If the... Continue reading
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Tips on Boating Safely in the Fog

Fog can develop quickly, reducing visibility to just a few yards and leaving you confused about your boat’s position and the obstructions around you.  Limited visibility raises the risk of a collision, so it’s important to adapt to the conditions and take preventive action.  Here are 5 steps to remember... Continue reading