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Spend Thanksgiving Harborside

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First off, happy Thanksgiving from the entire SkiSafe team!

For those wanting to spend the Thanksgiving holiday cruising, there are many marinas, yacht clubs, harbor-side restaurants, and events that can accommodate you. Check below for some boating events this Thanksgiving weekend.

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Must-See State Parks

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There are 59 national parks and over 10,000 state parks in the United States, spanning over 18 million acres. That’s about 13 million football fields. Kind of a lot to explore. We’re here to break down the must-see state parks. Here are our top picks:

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Boat Winterization - Essential Tips, Tricks, and Hacks

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Winter is coming. The time of long summer days out on the water draws to a close. As temperatures drop, it’s important to winterize your boat or jet ski. Taking the time to protect the engine and other systems against freezing conditions will ensure the vessel is ready to go for the next boating season. Not to mention if you store your boat for the winter months, SkiSafe can offer a big discount on your policy.

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The Funniest Boat Names

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Naming a boat is long-standing tradition that dates back thousands of years. Back in the day, sailors would name their ships after gods, goddesses, and saints to bring good karma to their travels. As time went on, boaters continued to name their vessels, but with a different spin. Boats today aren’t making month-long journeys across the ocean, discovering unknown territories. In 2019, we’re all much less impressive. We’re more on the wavelength of rounding up family, food, and sunscreen and heading out on the water for a few hours. With this lessened responsibility comes an opportunity for more light-hearted, dad joke-like names. Here are some of our favorites.

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A Guide to Boat Security

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Theft of any kind is scary and it can happen to anyone. Through our many years in the boat insurance business, many of our customers have made claims for theft losses. However, there are many precautions you can take to avoid theft of your craft or any of its valuables.

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The California Fires and Insurance

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California wildfires are becoming more and more common, continuing to blaze through the terrain. Firefighters are battling the Easy fire (1,400 acres), the Getty fire (700 acres), and the Kincade fire (76,000 acres), and more. They are located predominately in Southern California and San Francisco wine country. Hundreds of thousands of local residents have been asked to evacuate and seek shelter outside the designated-zones. We first want to thank the fire fighters, first responders, and volunteers for all that they have done to help put out the fires. Now let’s take a look at the insurance side of things – fire, homeowner’s, watercraft, and more.

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Do I Really Need Boat Insurance?

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To protect your watercraft or not? That is the question at hand. Obviously as a marine insurance company, we highly recommend getting insured. You may have some burning questions regarding the importance of a policy, the coverage involved, and how to get the most out of that coverage. Feel free to skim through or take a deep dive into this boat insurance guide.

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The Basics of Marine Solar Panels

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Solar power on your boat? Absolutely! Solar panels are becoming increasingly popular in homes, with much improved efficiency and affordability. This trend is applicable to watercraft as well. Solar energy can help keep the lights on and appliances running. If you’re a sailboat owner and plan to go on a long trip, solar panels are a great resource. You won’t need to run the propulsion engine for battery recharge.

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