Fall is here! But that doesn't mean our boating activies need to end quite yet. To keep the fun going, we want to remind you to be proactive in avoiding theft by taking precautionary measures to ensure your vessel and the items left on it are secure. Unfortunately, theft happens—no matter the time of year or location.
As we’re out on the water enjoying the summer boating weather, remember that we’re over one month into hurricane season. It’s time to start preparing for the weather ahead.
June 1 marks the start of Hurricane Season. As you prepare to get on the water this summer, take the time to properly prepare your vessel and other personal property, especially if you live in a Hurricane-prone area. To help, and in recognition of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Hurricane Preparedness Week, here is a useful checklist from BoatSafe.com to ensure you are ready to safely face stormy weather this hurricane season.
Spring is finally here and so is the beginning of the recreational boat season. If you live in an area finally experiencing warm weather, it’s time to dewinterize your boat. But before you get back into the water, be sure your boat is fully prepared after sitting immobile for so many months. For more information, check out this article from “Boating” magazine about spring boat preperation. And, as always, remember to have you boat inspected by a qualified marine mechanic before heading out on the water this season.
As the weather turns colder, it is time for boaters in seasonal areas to begin winterizing their vessels. Based on whether your boat will be spending the season in or out of the water, preparations for wintertime storage vary. Read our tips>>
To help ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all onboard your boat this summer, consider reviewing these resources, including boating etiquette tips and a pre-departure checklist.
With hurricane season beginning in June, we offer some tips and resources to help prepare and protect your boat from severe weather.
With springtime upon us, it is finally time for many of you to de-winterize your boats! To help guide you in the commissioning process, consider using a checklist.
As we enter the holiday season and transition into winter and colder weather, it’s important to safeguard your watercraft to ensure it will be prepared for spring. Check out these tips for winterizing your vessel.