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Happy Safe Boating Week

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The unofficial kickoff of summer is just around the corner and if you haven’t already started your boating fun, you are surely thinking about it.Soon, the lakes, rivers and coastline will be full of those who worship the sun, the sand and fun.Before the mayhem starts, don’t forget to take a moment to remember the fact that Safe Boating Week is May 18 – 24, 2019.No doubt that having fun while boating is elemental but let’s make a plan to do it safely.Here are a few promises to make to yourself about boating safely this summer:

Avoid boating while under the influence.Far too many people are injured or killed each year due to boaters that are intoxicated.You don’t have to drink to have fun but if you do, don’t get behind the wheel.Let someone else drive or choose to stay put.

Pay attention.There are lots of things to look out for when on the water.Other boats, jet skis, obstacles and sometimes even people can sometimes get in the way.Keep an eye out while underway at all times.Remember th…

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An Easier Way to Dock Your Boat

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Okay, I will admit it.I am kind of old school when it comes to boating.I take pride in the fact that I can put my boat in the slip without any assistance from a joystick or a gaggle of inebriated dock dwellers at the end of the day.Don’t get me wrong.I don’t feel that I’m perfect at it, but I do feel a bit of pride when I make that oh so soft but perfect landing in the right spot on a day when the wind is blowing one direction and the current flowing in another.When one of my good friends recently bought a Regal 35 Sport Coupe with joystick control, I was one of the first to say, “That’s cheating!”, but every time I watch him pull into a slip, I am reminded of why he got it.

Every boater knows that the most difficult part of boating is putting the boat in the slip.The stakes go higher when backing into a slip, and lets not talk about a windy day or strong currents.  For some, an enjoyable day on the water suddenly turns into an excercise in stress and frustration.  Admit it.When you …

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