Category Archives: Boating Safety

New autonomous surface vehicles to deliver shoaler depth measurements for NOAA nautical charts

Great news from NOAA for anyone boating in shallow water. If you look closely at any U.S. coastal nautical chart, you’ll likely find that the areas closest to the shore, shoals, and rocks do not have updated depth measurements. In … Continue reading

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2014 Boating Accidents & How You Can Reduce Your Risk Of Having An Accident

Nobody wants to have a boating accident, here are my thoughts on how not to be a boating accident statistic, this is based on the U.S. Coast Guard’s study of 4,064 accidents in and compiled their 2014 Recreational Boating Statistics. The … Continue reading

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What does the age of the survey mean for nautical charts?

Originally posted on NOAA COAST SURVEY:
Alaska’s nautical charts need to be updated — we all know that. The diagram below shows the vintage of survey data currently used for today’s charts in Alaska. The graphic includes all surveys done by…

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Tips & Hints For Preventing or Dealing With Oil and Fuel Spills

Yes recreational boaters on average behave responsibly, but accidents do happen and nobody wants to see an oil spill gathering around their boat in the marina.   Small Oil Spill Kits are being given out free to help boaters keep the … Continue reading

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Dock Like A Boss – Humorous Anti-Drinking Video PSA

A humorous Video PSA on docking your boat, this guy makes putting your boat into it’s slip look so easy. As they say in the Video “Docking is an art form best practiced sober” The effects of alcohol can sneak … Continue reading

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Relocating the 120 VAC Electrical Panel

As part of the engine re-power I decided to relocate the 120 VAC Electrical Panel to give better access to the engine compartment since the original panel blocked engine maintenance access. The boat originally came with a custom 120 VAC … Continue reading

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The Power of the Ocean

The ocean bats last.  An incredible four minute clip showing just how powerful the ocean is. How they got some of the shots is beyond me. The video is  from “Oceans” a documentary film by Jacques Perrin. The video is … Continue reading

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Heading to the water? Know these safety tips

Originally posted on Ear to the Ground:
With the weather warming up, now’s the time to start preparing for safe and fun water recreation. Use our graphic (below) for tips to help you enjoy your favorite water adventure on DNR-managed lands…

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