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Blog Archive :: August 1, 2017 - August 31, 2017

Hurricane Season - Be Prepared !

August 30, 2017

  Hurricane Season runs from June 1'st through Nov. 1'st. Earlier this summer, the NOAA 2017 Hurricane Season Prediction called for "slightly more hurricane activity" for this season. See below for safety suggestions and the best sources of information.   Get Timely Updates: Follow live Storm Tracking on the NOAA National Hurricane Center website. It's updated every 4 hours with live…Read More

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Using Currents when Planning a Trip

August 2, 2017

Not long ago vessels used to depart "on the tide".  Mariners have long used tide calendars and current charts to find ways to get a free boost from nature. Closely watching weather forecasts helped avoid headwinds or adverse sea conditions, with an occasional boost from tailwinds or waves.   Boaters were spoiled by years of cheap fuel and bigger engines, which made using tidal currents less…Read More

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Summer ThunderStorms !

August 2, 2017

 With Summer comes the chance of thunderstorms with high winds, waves and dangerous lightning strikes. Here are some tips on how to protect yourself and your family from lightning hazards while on the open water.     Don’t wait until it’s too late: Get off the water early: Getting to safe harbor is the safest bet. If you’re in a powerboat and can’t get in, you may be able to get…Read More

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