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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
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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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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
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NOAA Invites Public Comment on the Draft National Charting Plan

NOAA invites public comment on the recently released National Charting Plan. Comments are due by midnight, June 1, 2017. The National Charting Plan is a strategy to improve NOAA nautical chart coverage, products, and distribution. It describes the evolving state of marine navigation and nautical chart production, and outlines actions... Continue reading