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Boat Owners Association of The United States
880 S. Pickett St., Alexandria, VA 22304
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Press Contact: Scott Croft, 703-461-2864, SCroft@BoatUS.com
Tropical Storm Gustav PSA: Boaters Can Get Free Hurricane Preparation
Tips And Tools At BoatUS Online "Hurricane Resource Center"
ALEXANDRIA, VA, August 28, 2008 -- With Tropical Storm Gustav aiming its sights on the Gulf coast, boaters should take steps to prepare their boats. To help them with this task, Boat Owners Association of The United States has some free online “tools” available at the BoatUS “Hurricane Resource Center” at www.BoatUS.com/Hurricanes
The Web site offers easily downloadable storm planning materials including a hurricane preparation worksheet, an in-depth Guide to Preparing Boats and Marinas for Hurricanes, and checklists for what to do before and after a hurricane strikes.
Also included at BoatUS.com/Hurricanes are sample hurricane plans for yacht clubs and up-to-the-minute storm tracking tools with live satellite images.
BoatUS is the nation’s leading advocate for recreational boaters providing its 650,000 members with a wide array of consumer services including a group-rate marine insurance program that insures nearly a quarter million boats; the largest fleet of more than 500 towing assistance vessels; discounts on fuel, slips, and repairs at over 885 Cooperating Marinas; boat financing; and a subscription to BoatUS Magazine, the most widely read boating publication in the US. For membership information visit www.BoatUS.com or call 800-395-2628.