Boating

 

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When in Washington State, expect to be surrounded by stunning natural beauty and crystal-clear waters. Here, there really is something for everybody, so we’ve picked our top hot spots for every kind of boater…

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California is a boater’s dream, with its sparkling ocean views and calm, clear lakes – not to mention its year-round sunny weather. Whether you’re passionate about jet-skiing or just enjoying the view, there’s something for everyone here. And once January 1, 2018 rolls around, the mandatory boating safety education law will be phased in by age. To operate any motorized vessels on California waterways, Lifetime California Boater Cards will be needed for everyone by 2025. Read on to find out our fave five boating spots in the golden state and get yours before you go.

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You’ve heard of the most common nautical knots – the bowline, the round-turn and two half-hitches, the sheet bend – and you may even know how to tie them. But do you remember which knot to use in every situation? Whether you’re a new boater or simply in need a quick refresher, these knots can prevent expensive damage to your craft and even save lives.

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In order to legally drive a car in Canada, you must fully understand and respond to a variety of road signage; the same applies to driving a boat in Canadian waters. There are many restriction and advisory indicators that will inform boat operators about the speed they are allowed go, the hazards in the area as well as other activities taking place in the water that require the operator to avoid or take extra caution. Restriction signs are framed in orange, with the symbol on the sign indicating the type of restriction that applies. Some details to note include: Continue reading…

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Learn these 8 Boating Terms so You Aren’t Given Away as an Amateur!

If you’re a beginner boater, the world of boating may seem to be confusing and complex. We’ve put together a guide of 8 commonly used boating terms that all beginners should know. Knowing these there’s no way other boaters will see you as an amateur. Continue reading…

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…

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Smart boaters know that it is always the best option to avoid rough weather and water conditions, but sometimes the weather can change unexpectedly. Navigating a boat may seem like a piece of cake for you, but in rough waters it takes experience to know how to tackle the waters. Knowing what to do in the event of a storm is an ideal step towards being a prepared boater. Continue reading…

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August 28, 2017


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