Raising Awareness About Electric Shock Drowning

Conscientious parents, who would never imagine letting their children go boating without a life vest or ride in a car without securing their seat belts, often have no qualms about letting a child jump off a dock into fresh water. What these parents don't realize is that if the dock has120-volt AC power, lethal amounts of electricity could be finding their way into the water from faulty wiring on the dock or a boat.

Inspecting Older Boats Runabouts And Center Cockpits

If You're Considering Buying A Used Boat Or Want To Prevent Problems On One You Have, These Tips From The BoatUS Marine Insurance Claim Files And The BoatUS Consumer Protection Bureau Can Help.

This Issue's Video

Retiring From A Dream Job

For the first time in my 35-year career, I'm going to do something I've never done before: write in the first person. I'm doing this for two reasons. First I'm retiring at the end of the year so I'm becoming a little reckless. And, second, to write about my own retirement in the third person would sound ridiculous. So here goes…


Small Stuff

Why you should take care when securing your dinghy, "Do-It-Yourselfers Gone Amuck",
and more…

Mailboat Letters

Staying Clear Of Big Ships, Prop Guards, Overinflating RIBs, and more…


Overloading Larger Boats and Zombies In The Bilge

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