COVID-19 is forcing everyone to navigate uncharted waters, including boaters. Many people are wondering if they can go boating, who they can boat with, and where they can go once they leave the dock. The Safe Boating Campaign, led by the National Safe Boating Council, offers tips for practicing social distancing and safety while boating:
Understanding the unwritten rules of the water isn’t just about being polite. It helps keep the water safer and less stressful for everyone.
Even if you don’t know what Pokémon Go is, you’ve probably already seen it in action as there are few places immune from hordes of players scouring the neighborhood, smartphones in hand, hoping to “Catch ‘Em All”, unfortunately some of them are also into signposts, sewer grates and even each other—not to mention even more serious issues.
There are nautical apps for every type of boat and sailor… we’ve waded through the overwhelming offerings in both the Apple and GooglePlay stores to compile this short list of top-rated (4+stars), FREE or inexpensive (< $2.99) boating apps for you.
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Personal watercraft are not generally covered by homeowners or auto insurance, and where they are, the coverage limits can be fairly low. You may need to purchase a specifically designed policy in order to insure these vessels. The personal watercraft policy covers:
There are thousands of recreational boating accidents per year. To prevent boating accidents, we offer these safety suggestions. 1. Check weather forecasts before heading out…
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