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What's New in Boating

Jul 14 2013

Are we all in such a rush that we can't slow down in no wake zones or is there truly confusion amongst us as to the correct definition of what they are.  I just came across this article published by  the US power squadron which defines a wake

Read more: No Wake Zones
Jul 08 2013

The following is courtesy of News 4 in NY

 

A 34-foot yacht that

capsized last year while leaving a July 4 fireworks show, killing three children, tipped over because it was overcrowded, a New York prosecutor said in a report released Wednesday.

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, who said earlier this year that no criminal charges would be filed, noted that despite the findings, federal boating regulations still do not require capacity limits for vessels 20 feet and longer.

Read more: Overcrowding Ruled The Cause of Pleasure Boat Capsize
Jun 23 2013

If you’re going to be out on the water the weekend of June 28-30 you will be participating in Operation Dry Water  (ODW)  Held the last weekend in June since 2009, law enforcement officials from all 56 US, States, trusts and territories will be participating.

Read more: Operation Dry Water
Jun 16 2013 I came across this article written by Norm Shultz on the Trade Only Today web site. What are your thougths on the installation of wind farms on our nations waterways, and how would that effect you as a boater and also as a resident of NYS Read more: No Wind Power On Our Waterways

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