08

Jul 2020

When and how to report a boating accident in Florida While following the rules of the waterways and boating responsibly significantly reduce the chance you’ll be in a boating accident, it’s always important to be prepared for the worst. When you know when and how to report a boating accident in Florida, you can remove...

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25

Jun 2020

How many boating accidents happen in Florida each year? There is some risk associated when you get behind the wheel of any motor vehicle. Boating accidents are far less common than automobile accidents, but the fact remains that every year drivers and passengers are injured or killed in boating accidents. The US Coast Guard captures...

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10

Apr 2020

Keep Your Boating Skills Sharp while Safer at Home The “safer-at-home” order in Florida and many other states has left a lot of us doing things we wouldn’t normally do this time of year, or ever, for that matter. With kids not in school and parents’ work lives interrupted, the routines we’ve all become accustomed...

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Understanding life jacket and personal flotation device types Life jackets and personal flotation devices (PFDs) are essential to safe boating. The state of Florida has its own unique laws and requirements when it comes to the possession and use of personal flotation devices. In those requirements, there are mentions of Type I, II, III, IV,...

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Do you have to wear a life jacket on a boat in Florida? It’s difficult to understate the importance of life jackets for boaters. According to a United States Coast Guard study in 2017, nearly 85 percent of drowning casualties were by individuals not wearing life jackets. While wearing life jackets is an essential practice...

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30

Jan 2020

How to use boat lights as signals for safe navigation at night There is something special and exciting about boating at night. It’s quiet, calm, and there is typically less traffic. Of course, boating at night also poses a big challenge that you don’t face during daylight: visibility. Boating at night not only makes it...

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You’ve seen it in movies, TV shows, and among your fellow boaters. Drinking alcohol on boats is not an uncommon sight, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t strict laws surrounding who is drinking, how much they’ve had to drink, and how they are conducting themselves on the boat. We’ll cover the basics of Florida’s laws...

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16

Sep 2019

For those of us who face a daily commute, anticipating a foggy drive is relatively easy. In most cases, you can simply look out the window and what you see is what you get. When it comes to boating, fog can be a little harder to anticipate. Bodies of water often have more fog than...

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20

Aug 2019

What is Boatgating

Categories: Safety

Take tailgating to the next level with your boat Here in Florida, we’re fortunate enough to have a multitude of waterfront property. We’re not just talking about homes and condos, but also the homes of some of our native NFL football teams — the Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars. We all know that tailgating is...

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30

Jul 2019

Is there a speed limit for boats on Florida waterways? There are many similarities in driving a car and driving a boat, including the rules you must follow when your behind the wheel. As you cruise the highway, there are constantly signs telling you where to go, what’s coming up, and the speed you should...

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