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Why You Should Use A Float Plan
A good day on the water can go bad — fast. A float plan can ensure you get the help you need before it's too late.
Boating After Dark
Boating after dark can be scary if you're not prepared. Here's how to safely enjoy a night out on the water.
5 Man Overboard Safety Devices Tested
We tested five MOB wearables — wireless safety devices that detect and alert when someone falls overboard — and came away with useful observations on their value.
7 Ways To Avoid Boating Accidents
Many boat insurance claims that could have been avoided by improving the skills of the operator.
The Dangers of Drinking and Boating
Drunk driving in a boat is just as illegal — and can be even more hazardous — than drunk driving in a car.
The Dangers Of West Coast Swells
Any surfer can tell you one way the West Coast is unique: Average swell heights are significantly higher than on the East Coast, Gulf Coast, or in the Great Lakes. As this story shows, that swell can be deadly.
Stay Put On Deck
Man-overboard situations can come miles offshore or on a stormy lake. Here’s some sound advice on jacklines.
Registered EPIRBs Prevent False Alerts
After responding to more than 700 false alerts in 2018, the U.S. Coast Guard urges anyone with an EPIRB (emergency position indicating radio beacon) to properly register their devices.
Your Essential On-Board First-Aid Kit For Any Boat
Whether setting out for a day, week, or longer, you need a well-stocked first-aid kit on board. Here are the essentials.