Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:15:00 +0000 BoatUS Press Releases News relating to BoatUS and Boating http://www.boatus.com/news/releases.asp Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:15:45 EST Snowbirds: Don't Forget Insurance, Towing and Safety "Provisions"Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1045ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 23, 2014 -- As their annual migration south approaches, sail and powerboat cruisers are stocking their boat’s lockers, checking systems and taking inventory of spare parts. But that’s not the only preparation these cruising “snowbirds” will need to do, says Boat Owners Association…]]> Boater's Ten Safe and Clean Refueling TipsMon, 15 Sep 2014 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1044ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 15, 2014 – Unlike an automobile, recreational boats have special safety needs when it comes to refueling. Stern drive or inboard powered boats have closed engine compartments…]]> VIDEO: Pro Angler Captures His Own Boat Sinking and RescueFri, 12 Sep 2014 09:00:00 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1043Dear Friends:

If you spend time on the water, what happened on September 4 to Pro Angler Chris Flint and Co-Angler Brett Walker may send a little shiver down your spine.
 
The two were ending a day of fishing the Bassmaster Northern Open on Michigan’s Lake St. Clair when they abandoned their sinking vessel and climbed aboard a nearby channel buoy for…]]> 15-Page "Boater's Guide To Winterizing" Offered by BoatUSWed, 10 Sep 2014 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1042ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 10, 2014 -- Water expands in volume by about nine percent when it freezes, creating a staggering force that can crack a boat engine block, damage fiberglass, split hoses, or destroy a boat’s refrigeration system overnight. As fall approaches, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) recently…]]> Media Can Take Weather for Boaters at No CostFri, 5 Sep 2014 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1039Dear Friends:

As a media professional who spends time on the water, you know how important the weather can be. But how much do you really understand about the skies above?
 
I’d like to…]]> 13-Year Old Dies at Boathouse:Thu, 4 Sep 2014 13:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1038TENSAS PARISH, La., September 4, 2014 -- It was a Sunday afternoon just over a week ago when 13-year-old Sarah Grace Tellifero was enjoying the last days of summer with three friends, swimming near a boathouse on a local lake. Sadly, when Sarah went to grab a boarding ladder on a pontoon boat to climb out of the water, she was electrocuted.…]]> "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs": Do You Know Weather?Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:11:11 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1036ANNAPOLIS, Md. August 27, 2014 – For boaters, sailors or anglers, knowing the forecast and understanding the weather can mean the difference between smooth, sunny sailing or slogging through uncomfortably rough seas. Weather for Boaters, a new online course from the United States Power Squadrons…]]> Media Alert: Boaters Urged to Attend Anchoring Meetings Sept 3 and 4Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1035WHAT: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is conducting two public workshops on possible changes to Florida’s anchoring laws. If you are a boater or sailor and having a full range of anchoring and mooring options is an important part of your cruising in Florida, consider attending one of these meetings. Active, responsible cruising boaters need to…]]> 2014 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship to Air September 3Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:30:20 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1033FLORENCE, AL, August 27, 2014 -- Fans of collegiate bass fishing will get the chance to experience the excitement of the nation’s largest collegiate bass fishing event on Wednesday September 3, 2014 when the 2014 BoatUS Collegiate…]]> Design A Better Life Jacket and Win $10,000Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1034ANNAPOLIS, Md., August 21, 2014 - Are you an armchair inventor with a better way to keep boaters, sailors and anglers afloat? The BoatUS Foundation, along with the Personal Floatation Device Manufacturers Association (PFDMA) and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), have teamed up to seek out the newest technologies and design ideas with the “Innovation…]]> TowBoatUS Rouses Point, NY, Has a New OwnerTue, 5 Aug 2014 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1031ROUSES POINT, NY, August 5, 2014 -- Captain George Walker, the new owner of TowBoatUS Rouses Point, NY, wants Lake Champlain boaters to know he is there to help them anyway he can. A lifelong boater and certified diver who holds a US Coast Guard 100-ton Master license, Walker has a fleet…]]> BoatUS Sea Scout National Flagship Award Goes ToMon, 4 Aug 2014 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1029
ARLINGTON, VA, August 4, 2014 – Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) awarded its 12th Sea Scout National Flagship Award to the Arlington, Virginia based Sea Scout Ship 1942, S.S.S. Dragonlady. The Sea Scouts and their adult leader Tom Ballew, the…]]> BoatUS President Podlich Adds Voice toThu, 31 Jul 2014 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1030WASHINGTON, DC, July 31, 2014 -- National Marine Manufacturer’s Association President Thomas J. Dammrich, in cooperation with the US Congressional Boating Caucus co-chairs Rep. Candice S. Miller, R-Mich, and Rep. Mike McIntyre D-NC, gave a briefing on the State of the Recreational Boat Industry and Implications for the US Economy yesterday at the US Capitol’s…]]> Media Alert: Chicago City Hall Hearing Monday July 28, 1pm;Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1028WHAT: On Monday, July 28, at 1pm at Chicago City Hall a hearing will be held to debate legislation supported by Chicago City Council Alderman that would require all self-serve gas stations in the City of Chicago to sell gasoline with higher levels – 15% – of ethanol (E15). It is against federal law to use E15 gasoline in a boat…]]> On Water Boat Towing Service Grows on Inland LakesWed, 23 Jul 2014 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1027ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 23, 2014 – It’s your roadside assistance on the water, but most anglers know it’s…]]> Is it Drowning, or Electric Shock Drowning?Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1026ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 21, 2014 – While standing at the end of your boat dock, you see a person struggling in the water. Do you recognize that the person is drowning, or is something else going on? And what should you do? Doing the right thing could help save someone else's life, and might keep you from losing yours.

Mountain Island Lake Gets 24-Hour TowBoatUS CoverageTue, 15 Jul 2014 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1025CHARLOTTE, NC, July 15, 2014 – For years, boaters and anglers stuck with a dead battery, dead engine or empty fuel tank out on Mountain Island Lake had to hope that someone would get them back to the boat launch or dock. That’s because the lake had no around-the-clock on water boat towing service. Local law enforcement only patrolled…]]> Missouri Corn Growers Pushing For More Ethanol at the Fuel PumpTue, 8 Jul 2014 08:15:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1024JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. July 8, 2014 – Are wise consumers of gasoline being pushed to use a fuel that doesn’t work in their boats, lawn equipment, and other small engines?  A June 24 statement from the Missouri Corn Growers Association (MCGA) blames current…]]> Why Boats SinkMon, 30 Jun 2014 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1023

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 30, 2014 -- When a boat sinks, that’s likely the end of her. That’s because repairs on a sunken boat often cost more than the actual value of the boat. So if boaters want to prevent a sinking at all costs, what can they do? Boat Owners…]]> Boaters: Don't Let July 4th Be Your UndoingWed, 25 Jun 2014 08:30:30 ESThttp://www.boatus.com/pressroom/release.asp?id=1021ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 25, 2014 – A long day on the water exposed to the elements combined with crowded waterways and alcohol consumption could be a recreational boater’s ultimate undoing this July 4th holiday weekend. “It’s mayhem,” said BoatUS Foundation President Chris Edmonston, “So pull out all the stops and make safety priority…]]>