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VIDEO: Three Must-Have Boating Skills You'll Need This Summer

BoatUS has short videos on the most common boating skills, including docking, needed for the summer boating season.
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 5, 2015 – What are three of the most common skills any boater will need to know this summer? “Docking is often seen as a spectator sport, but everyone needs to know how to do it safely,” said BoatUS Magazine Executive Editor Mike Vatalaro. “Beaching your boat is also a common maneuver, as is using your boat’s trim tabs to get the best ride, so we’ve done three short videos that address each.” The videos are part of the magazine’s Practical Boater series that offers skills building, techniques and best practices to get the most out of boating.
The videos can be found at:
1. Trim Tab Basics:
2. How To Beach Your Boat And Leave Again:
3. Four Steps For Coming Alongside A Dock:
More Practical Boater tips, from how to remove fishing line entangled around a prop to a pre-launch checklist, can be found in the most recent issue of BoatUS Magazine.
About Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS):
BoatUS is the nation¹s largest organization of recreational boaters with over a half million members. We are the boat owners’ voice on Capitol Hill and fight for their rights. We help ensure a roadside breakdown doesn’t end a boating or fishing trip before it begins, and on the water, we bring boaters safely back to the launch ramp or dock when their boat won’t, day or night. The BoatUS insurance program gives boat owners the specialized coverage and superior service they need, and we help keep boaters safe and our waters clean with assistance from the non-profit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. Visit