Boating Regulations

Boating Regulations

Recreational boaters need to be well-versed in the boating regulations which are appropriate to the waters in which they operate. On some waterways, for example, there may be Federal, State, and Local regulations that apply. In sole state waters, you must generally...
Metric & Nautical Equivalents

Metric & Nautical Equivalents

Here are just a few helpful nautical and metric equivalents. There are sometimes inconsistencies between sources on many of the measurements and values, so I’ll be quick to disclaim any responsibility if you use them and get yourself into a jam. If you’d...
Boating Accident Statistics

Boating Accident Statistics

Recreational boating fatalities in the States, five U. S. Territories, and the District of Columbia dropped to a record low of 676 in 2004,, and then rose slightly in 2005 and 2006. In 2007, there were 685 boating fatalities reported by the CG Recreational Boating...
A Handy Pre-Underway Checklist

A Handy Pre-Underway Checklist

Print this page and keep it with your boat, boatbag, briefcase, logbook, or wherever most convenient. As skipper, review the checklist aloud for all members of your crew and passengers before departure. By using this checklist, or one you develop yourself,...