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Boat Fires

Boat Fires

Understanding where, when and how most fires start is the first step in reducing the risk of an onboard fire

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Boat Winterizing Basics

Boat Winterizing Basics

Boat winterizing means storing your boat properly, making sure engines and drives are protected, and making the plumbing freeze-proof

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Marine Lubricants

Marine Lubricants

The array of marine engine and drive lubricants, oils, sprays, and fuel treatments can be intimidating. Here's what to use and where to use it

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Boat Wake Damage Liability

Boat Wake Damage Liability

Whether you're in a no-wake zone or not, you are responsible for any injury or damage caused by your wake

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Photo Challenge #3 Answers

Photo Challenge #3 Answers

Can you find the safety-related faults in this picture?

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Boat Fires

Understanding where, when and how most fires start is the first step in reducing the risk of an onboard fire

Photo of powerboat sinking at the dock in winter

Boat Winterizing Basics

Boat winterizing means storing your boat properly, making sure engines and drives are protected, and making the plumbing freeze-proof

Photo of a variety of marien lubricants

Marine Lubricants

The array of marine engine and drive lubricants, oils, sprays, and fuel treatments can be intimidating. Here's what to use and where to use it

Photo of police ticketing a boat owner

Boat Wake Damage Liability

Whether you're in a no-wake zone or not, you are responsible for any injury or damage caused by your wake

Photo of boat engine room

Photo Challenge #3 Answers

Can you find the safety-related faults in this picture?

 

In This Issue Of Seaworthy Magazine ...

It's been three years since Superstorm Sandy battered the East Coast with massive flooding and high winds, damaging or destroying over 65,000 boats. This video is the story of how the BoatUS Hurricane Catastrophe Team or "CAT" Team, recovered thousands of our insured members' recreational boats in the wake of the storm. See this article for more on the "CAT" Team.


Departments 

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Alert

Battery cables connected backwards, bilge pumps that won't pump and more ...

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Mailboat

Marine corrosion, COLREGS, isolation transformers, overhead power line awareness and more ...

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Small Stuff

Liveaboard gardening, the Sealander Swimming Caravan boat/camper, USCG app and more ...

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The Afterdeck

The BoatUS CAT Team has implemented changes using lessons learned from Superstorm Sandy