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Oct 2021

Just as the Florida Gators vs.the Florida State Seminoles is one of the biggest rivalries in all of college sports, boaters and seagulls have been at odds for centuries. As a boat owner, you’re probably very familiar with this process. Seagull lands on your boat Seagull does what seagulls do You curse the seagulls You...

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Oct 2021

How to safely and effectively grill on a boat Is there anything that says summer more than the smell of the grill perfectly a burger on a hot day? While backyard BBQs are great, you can up the ante on that experience by bringing it to the open water and grilling on your boat. If...

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Did you know an 18-year-old named Ralph Samuelson invented water skiing in 1922? He wanted to add more fun to his water recreation time, so he experimented with his skis. Unfortunately, he found his snow skis too heavy, but he made it work through creativity and invention. The fun Samuelson displayed is just one example of the benefits of...

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Aug 2021

What are seagrasses? If you’ve spent any time in Florida’s coastal waterways, you’ve surely encountered seagrasses. They are submerged grassy environments that typically thrive in rich sunlight and areas with clear water. They are filled with marine flowering plants and have a well-developed root system that anchors them to the sea floor. These areas provide...

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It’s a scary thought for any boater. Enjoying a day on the water with the shoreline out of sight, and after hours of fun and relaxation, your boat breaks down and you aren’t sure how you’ll get yourself, your guests, and your boat back to land. It’s important you prepare ahead for these situations and...

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Myths, old sayings, and folklore play a role in our daily lives. In fact, so many of these myths or sayings are so ingrained in our daily speech that we often don’t think to stop and consider their origins, meaning, or whether or not they’re true. The boating community is no exception with strange sayings...

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Florida boating safety tips: Protecting Manatees Manatees are protected under the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to help protect them from harm and harassment from boaters. These large mammals are found in salt, brackish and fresh water and because they are mammals, they need to come to the water’s surface every two to...

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May 2021

Facts About Water Pollution Every Florida Boater Should Know Human beings have a massive responsibility to help keep the world around us free of pollution. As boaters on Florida waterways, we must collectively be accountable for the impact we’re having on our beautiful bodies of water and the surrounding areas. While a small oil leak...

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Apr 2021

When you think about sailing, your mind probably takes you to smooth waters with a light breeze, just enough to peacefully float along on a warm summer day. While that is certainly some of the appeal of sailing, many are surprised by how fast a sailboat can travel with an experienced sailor under the right...

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