boating safety

Swimming and sunbathing have lost their luster by September, so we’re swapping these summer rituals for boating and fishing in fall! While many cottagers think the season has passed, there’s no end to the reasons we love to stretch the season and get on the water… Continue reading…

Boatsmart safety float plan

Boating weather and water conditions are unpredictable and can change in a heartbeat, so having an outline of your planned trip can help in times of emergency.  A trip plan – also known as a Float Plan – is a document that provides information about you, your trip and how to find you if necessary. It’s just like leaving a trail of breadcrumbs so that if someone is searching for you, they know where to look.  Continue reading…

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August 24, 2017

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boatsmart how to drive a jet ski

Personal Watercrafts (PWC) such as a jet-ski or sea-doo – also known as wave runners, or (our fave!) “boatercycles”, are a super fun and exciting way to get around on the water, but their handling is much different from traditional boating. Think about it like this: jet-skis are to boats what motorcycles are to cars. Both of them are driven on the water or roads, but there are different skills that need to be used on a motorcycle (such as balance and steering) that are not used when driving a car. Continue reading…

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July 24, 2017

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May 20th to 26th is National Safe Boating Awareness (NSBA) week, a week that aims to show you how to have the most fun on the water in the safest way possible. Boating has become an extremely popular industry, with over 87.3 million Americans and 12.4 million Canadians going boating at least once in the year. That’s a lot of people on the water!  Continue reading…