06

Nov 2020

We have a large sand problem that has been festering inside Johns Pass for nearly my entire lifetime. This issue is now coming to a head as it continues to grow and worsen. That issue is sand encroaching into Johns pass forming a large beach along the North West side of the pass. This new beach...

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Do out-of-state boaters need a license to drive a boat in Florida? With more than 900,000 boat owners in the state, Florida is often considered the boating capital of the US. Whether you’re visiting Florida for vacation or moving here permanently, there’s a good chance you’ll be doing some activities that involve some sort of...

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Identifying common wildlife in Florida waterways Taking in all that Mother Nature has to offer is one of the best aspects of boating. While the serenity and beauty of the water make for a great day, you’ll be sure to meet plenty of wildlife to keep you company as well. While we can’t cover every...

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22

Sep 2020

Preparation is key to keeping your boat safe in a hurricane When it comes to hurricane season, planning to protect your biggest assets is vital. Preparing in advance ensures you have a plan for your home, vehicles, boats and other large investments before a hurricane reaches the Gulf. While a pending hurricane can be a...

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27

Aug 2020

Understanding the key differences between aluminum and fiberglass boats Choosing the right boat for you means considering factors like cost, maintenance requirements, boating activities, location, trailering, passenger space and so much more. Fortunately, when you go into the boat buying process, you probably have a lot of those things decided. What you may not have...

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How many recreational boats are registered in the United States? Boating is a popular activity around the world, and in certain areas of the United States (like here in Florida), it seems more common than not that someone owns a boat. While Florida is one of the leaders in recreational boat ownership, let’s take a...

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11

Jul 2020

How to find a boat ramp in Florida Many boat owners launch their boat from the same ramp over and over again thanks to convenience and proximity to their dock or boathouse. While that process becomes routine, finding a quality boat ramp in an unfamiliar location can be a little more difficult. Fortunately, in today’s...

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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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29

Jun 2020

Types of boat anchors and their intended uses There’s a lot to learn for new boaters and plenty to remember for experienced ones. While the rules and etiquette of the water eventually become second nature, venturing out to new bodies of water can present new challenges. One thing to keep in mind as you buy...

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