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Print Your Own Fishing Log
Keeping a record of your catches can help you improve your angling
skills by allowing you to spot patterns and determine which baits
work best for different times of the year.
Click here to go to a printable Fishing Log
Click Here for the PDF version
Animated Fishing Knots
Fishing knots are designed to be tied in monofilament line and to run through
the eyes and rings of a fishing rod or rig. Compared to rope, fishing
line is cheap. The emphasis for fishing knots is on reliability
and compactness with no interest in being able to untie them.
Here to use Grog's Animated Fishing Knots page
First Fish" Certificate
Make your child's first
catch official with our printable "First Fish" certificate.
8 1/2" x 11" size is perfect for framing. Click
to print out your copy now.
Spring Fitting Out Safety Checklist
After winter's cold temperatures, heavy snows
and high winds, boats need special care in the spring. Time spent
with this checklist today - can save time and money later!
Click Here for Seaworthy's Spring Fitting Out Safety Checklist
Your Boat Brochure
Here's a scary thought: The long dreary months of winter, which
play havoc with your own psyche, could also be wrecking your boat
and engine. Here's a better thought: When a boat is winterized properly,
the annual winter hiatus should have little or no effect. This Winterizing
Guide from BoatUS Marine Insurance tells you, step by step, how
to prepare the various systems on your boat for the winter months.
It includes a checklist for boats stored ashore and in the water.
It's a must read for anyone north of the tropics.
Here to read online or print your own copy
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news magazine. Each issue is packed with news, consumer tips and
feature stories to help you get the most out of boating.
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BoatUS Magazine for only $6.00!
Don't be caught scrambling around for information when the next
hurricane comes to a neighborhood near you--prepare ahead of time!
Take advantage of over two decades of observations of major storm
damage by the BoatUS Catastrophe (CAT) Team.
This guide includes information on securing the boat ashore vs.
afloat, finding hurricane holes, anchoring and mooring techniques,
chafe protection, theft prevention, and all the other details you
won't have time to research, including what to do after the
storm to help get you back on the water sooner.
Here to request your free copy
Boat Value Check
this form and we'll be happy to e-mail you a free estimate of the fair market value of your current boat, or another
used boat you're interested in buying. Click
Here to request your copy
About Trailering Brochure
Trailers, like boats and automobiles, require
maintenance and know-how to keep them safe and rolling. This brochure
covers all the details you'll want to know about trailering, including
how to select a trailer, evaluating the tow vehicle, protecting
trailers from thieves, trailer maintenance, and towing the trailer.
Here to request your free copy today.
BoatUS ANGLER Patches and Decals
Get your free BoatUS ANGLER patch or decal. The embroidered
patch is measures 2.87" W x 1.87" H and can be sewn on or ironed on. The decal measures 5.25" W x 3.5" H. (Click
on the logos above to send a request).
Thy Fish Pamphlet
The "Know Thy Fish" pamphlet is produced
as a joint effort from BoatUS Foundation,
the US Coast Guard, and the Aquatic Resources (Wallop-Breaux) Trust
This handy guide provides Fish Identification info as well as Safe
Angling and Boat-Handling tips.
Here to Request Your Copy Today
Your Boat Afloat Brochure
The fittings and hoses that pass water into and out of a boat are
critical to keeping the boat afloat. This guide describes numerous
dockside sinkings linked to avoidable problems with thru-hull openings
below the waterline, and above-the-water problems with deck hatches,
cockpit drains and pump discharges.
Here to Request a copy of the brochure
Your Boat From Zebra Mussels Brochure
Zebra mussels are established in many parts of the Great Lakes and
are spreading rapidly to other waterways. The biggest concern for
boat owners is the possible blockage of engine cooling intakes.
This Damage Avoidance Bulletin explains how to protect your boat
from mussels, and how to prevent transporting them to other waterways.
Here to Request a copy of the brochure
Loss Prevention Publication
Click here to get a free copy of our popular
loss prevention publication. Its pages are filled with case studies
that provide insight into how to avoid accidents, breakdowns, injuries
and the "unexpected" circumstances that can jeopardize
the safety of your boat and guests.
Safety Check Locator
Find an examiner near you to perform a free vessel safety check.
The vessel safety check is a courtesy given by local members of
the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and United States Power
Squadron to promote safety and awareness.
Both the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the United States Power Squadrons have certified vessel examiners who will perform a free Vessel Safety Check ("VSC") at your boat, at a time of mutual convenience. There is no charge, and no consequences if you don't pass. Their goal is simply to help make boating as safe as possible for you, your family and your friends, through education.
Fire Could Have Been Prevented Brochure
Almost all fire damage caused by a short, failure or stray current
from an improperly installed 12-volt electrical system can be prevented.
The BoatUS Marine Insurance Damage Avoidance Program has produced
a guide to help you through a safety inspection of your boat's 12-volt
Here to Request Your Brochure
BoatUS Guide to Buying & Selling a Boat
The BoatUS Guide To Buying and
Selling a Boat will help the novice navigate unfamiliar waters and
remind the seasoned boat owner of landmarks to steer by and shoals
to avoid when "trading up" or selling. In the Guide, you
will find sources for information about defects and recalls, advice
on working with dealers, brokers and manufacturers, pointers for
writing consumer-friendly sales contracts — and lots more.
to read the guide online
The BoatUS Guide To Marine Services
Whether you are buying, maintaining or operating a boat, well-honed
consumer skills will keep your budget on course - and keep the fun
in pleasure boating. The BoatUS Consumer Protection Bureaus
Guide to Marine Service is a step-by-step reference tool designed
to help you ask the right questions, make informed decisions and
keep hassles to a minimum. This pocket-size guide gives tips on
doing business with boat brokers and dealers, marinas, mechanics,
repair shops, mail order companies, boat transporters and manufacturers. Click Here
Brighten someone's day with a free nautical E-card! Choose from
a variety of boating-themed images and sentiments. Click Here to send one now