Online Extras

December 2018


  • Lighthouse IllustrationAdvocating For Our Members

    Our Consumer Protection department helps to find a solution when communications break down.

  • Compass illustrationBoater Problems Solved

    BoatUS Consumer Protection provides an alternative for those times when your frustration meter is going off the scale.

  • Building a bridge illustrationHere's What We've Done For You Lately

    BoatUS Consumer Protection provides an alternative for those times when your frustration meter is going off the scale.

  • Odyssey Battery bankBoat Battery Care

    Smart tips for understanding your boat battery and maximizing its cycle life.

  • Tying a cleat hitch knotHow to Tie a Cleat Hitch Knot

    This video shows you how to secure your boat using a cleat hitch knot which is particularly useful for tying up at a dock.

  • Bedding hardwareBedding

    The mistake most of us make is squeezing the sealant out of the joint by over tightening.

  • Sandy and Cliff SteeleThe Times Of Our Boating Lives

    A string of small boats, and America's inland lakes, brought this family some of their most treasured memories of time spent together.

  • VHF radioSingle Sideband Radio

    Head more than about twenty miles off shore and VHF won't cut it. Single sideband could be the answer.

  • Boat carbon monoxide illustrationThe Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

    Carbon monoxide is a component of exhaust gases, if you can smell exhaust then CO is present.

  • Wreck removal from reefWhy Boats Sink

    An analysis of 2012 insurance files reveals the reasons that boats end up under water.


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