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The Berea Power Squadron is a group of individuals dedicated to helping recreational boaters advance their boating skills. Increasing your boating skills will allow you to be more at ease on the water, which will allow you to be more relaxed and have more fun. Our members participate by: going on cruises, volunteering their time to teach classes and seminars, performing vessel safety checks and much, much more! We try our best to make our activities fun while increasing our boating skill set.
Hats off the United States Coast Guard for helping everyone, even if the victims story is a bit suspicious.
This looks like a blast. I think this is going to be huge!
Our own Dave and Eileen Rickard got mentioned in Norm Schultz's blog yesterday! Norm's blog is held in high regard and read by many people in the boating industry.
Always make sure you're motor mounts are tightened up well.
The Coast Guard rescued three men from Lake Erie early Wednesday after their fishing boat began taking on water and capsized just north of Kelley's Island. For more information:
The article mentions the benefits of using a VHF Marine radio for distress calls over using a Cell Phone. Let me suggest one more reason: There are many areas of Lake Erie in U.S. waters, where your cell phone will switch to a Canadian Carrier. Just last weekend, my wife's phone switched to Canada while standing on South Bass Island! While dialing 911 will get you to the authorities in Canada, it may delay the response if your position is in U.S. Waters.
Watch the Oracle America's cup winner get a helicopter ride from San Francisco Bay to her new permanent home at the Oracle Headquarters in Redwood City, CA.
The United States Coast Guard released a Marine Safety Alert concerning Revere Life Jackets. Revere Model 198RT & 160RT Life Jackets have inadequate snap hooks. More information about the alert:
Here is an interesting story about a Kayak disaster in Florida. Very good read all they way to the end. It's amazing how the people were laughing about the series of events after it was over. They almost died, and they never had any idea how close they were to death.
Sailboaters especially, should enjoy this video. Narration starts about 30sec in:
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