Online Extras!

October/November 2014

Thumbnail photo of a government buildingGrassroots Lobbying Toolkit

All politics is local, so find out how you can best campaign for your neighborhood waterway issues.


Thumbnail photo of an ICW drawbridgeU.S. Coast Guard's Navigation Center

Be sure you are comfortable with the inland rules and understand how they differ from the international regulations by reviewing the rules for navigation.


Thumbnail photo of sailing on the ICWEast Coast Alerts

For the latest Coast Guard and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers updates on the ICW, sign up for our BoatUS East Coast Alerts, published every two weeks by long-term liveaboard cruisers Tom and Mel Neale.


Thumbnail of a hurricane chartHow To Read A Hurricane Chart

Understanding the tropical storm forecast charts can help keep you safe.


Thumbnail photo of winterizing an outboard engineThe Boater's Guide to Winterizing

Download a PDF version of our winterizing brochure and learn how to avoid 95 percent of the ice and freezing claims the BoatUS Marine Insurance program has handled in the past decade.


Thumbnail photo of a refinished banquetteRenovation Nation Part 2

More before-and-after photos of our BoatUS members' inspirational boat-restoration projects.

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