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Woman to Woman

Why you need to file a float plan

In March 2009, four strong, healthy athletes, two of whom were NFL football players, went fishing off Florida’s Gulf Coast. Forty-six hours later, three had …

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Safety tips for older boaters

With the average age of Americans advancing and the cost of boats increasing, most new engine-powered boats are bought by older boaters. Regardless of age, …

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Alcohol and safety risks on board

According to the U.S. Coast Guard’s 2017 Recreational Boating Statistics, 658 people died from recreational boating accidents. Alcohol use was the leading known contributing factor …

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Stay afloat at the dock

Stay afloat at the dock

By Cliff Schmidt Staying afloat requires preventing the failure of water hoses and their fittings, including through-hulls, valves, strainers and hose clamps supplying raw water …

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Plan ahead for safe passage

Plan ahead for safe passage

By Michael McBride One summer I joined our Sea Scout Ship 912 for a long cruise from St. Petersburg, Florida, to the Dry Tortugas and …

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Avoid common sailing injuries

By Anthony Pozun A sailboat’s many working parts combined with its movement can result in sailing injuries and accidents, but you can avoid them with …

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