Tag Archive: boating safety

Boating Safety; Reading a Mariner’s Compass: part 8 of 16

In this day of inexpensive GPS many boaters have little or no need of a compass. However electronics sometimes fail and the smarter captain will have some knowledge on how to navigate with a mariner’s compass. To do this the captain should have access to NOAA navigation charts and have determined the DEVIATION of their …

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It’s Memorial Day Weekend… FWC Releases 2013 Boating Accident Statistics

As we head into the Memorial Day weekend boating will increase all across the panhandle.  Last year 62 people lost their lives to boating accidents in the state of Florida, and there have been 11 recorded already in 2014.  FWC reports that not having a lookout is the leading cause of accidents and drowning is …

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Boating Safety – Anchoring; Part 5 of 16

Most boaters in our area have at least one story of an anchored boat that got away; I know I have a few.  In most cases we are on the beach or in a situation where the incident is noticed before any real serious problems occur.  Sometimes we come back from the Gulf side of …

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Boating Safety – Nautical Terms

We are going to begin a series of articles on our website that will help local and visiting boaters become safer while on the water.  The articles will cover such topics as safety equipment, anchoring, rules of the road, and trailering.  We have 16 articles planned for this series and hope that topics you would …

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