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Sailboats - The Pros and Cons

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Deciding between a sailboat and a powerboat can be a difficult decision. The answer lies within what kind of boater you want to be and what kind of experience you want to gain on the water. On one hand, a sailboat gives you more control, navigating through the water and weather with your own two hands. On the contrary, a powerboat is easier to navigate, allowing you to either relax or speed through water. Here are the pros and cons of sailboats. 
 

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How to Prepare Your Boat for a Winter Storm

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Winter – temperatures drop, harsh `ions are prevalent, and boating slows down. Unless you’re lucky enough to live in Florida or elsewhere with a warm winter, it’s important to haul your boat out of the water and store it in either a climate-controlled space or use shrink wrap. Winterizing has a two-fold benefit – it prepares your watercraft to survive a harsh winter and helps to maintain its current condition for a great boating season next year.

If your weather app is showing signs of an incoming storm or it’s simply time to start winterizing, getting your boat prepared is essential for long-term usability. Here are some important winterization tips.

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Filing a Claim After Something Was Stolen

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Your boat or property from it was stolen – now what? If you want to learn more about our overall claims process and how to file one, major kudos to you for the due diligence. If you want to know more about a theft claim, you’re in the right place.

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New Boater Law in NY

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Each state throughout the U.S. has different boating education requirements and boating rules, laws, and regulations. You can review complete requirements for your state here, courtesy of the U.S. Power Squadron. This is a great resource to learn more about your state’s boating safety, laws and licenses, as well as courses and seminars offered. Regardless of your state’s regulations, obtaining a boat license or safety certification may qualify you for a discount on your boat insurance (SkiSafe offers this) and will help with your overall boating skills.

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5 Simple Ways to Save for Your First Boat

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1. THINK MODESTLY 

If buying a boat seems like a fairytale at the end of the rainbow, remember - it is a purchase like any other and with the proper timeframe and savings strategy it can become a reality. When in the savings stage, consider setting up an automatic savings plan through your bank. Essentially, you can set aside a designated amount from your paycheck to be automatically transferred into a savings plan. Another option would be to set up a reoccurring transaction from your checking account into your savings account. Believe it or not, setting aside a small amount of money every month will eventually begin to add up. Just look at these guys.

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The Top 10 Most Beautiful Lighthouses in the U.S.

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Heceta Head LighthouseFlorence, Oregon

 

This Oregon lighthouse is considered one of the most beautiful in the world. It now operates as a bed and breakfast. Prior to that, the Heceta Head Lighthouse served as a navigation aid for sea-goers in the Pacific Ocean. Several mariners requested a lighthouse for the dark waters between Coos Bay and Newport. Construction began around 1892 as materials were transported through a single-lane wagon road or via rafts at Cape Cove. Workers would wait for the rafts to float ashore with the incoming tide. During World War II, the Coast Guard used the lighthouse to guard the beaches between Florence and Yachats. Following the war, the Coast Guard continued to control the light station as an aide to navigation. Then in 1995, the lighthouse was transformed into a bed & breakfast.

Public Access: The lighthouse interior was restored in 1995 and now serves as the Heceta Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast, where all are welcome to stay and enjoy this national treasure.

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The Top 7 Boating Apps

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There are a lot of boating apps out there. From navigational tools to fishing aids, the boat-related topics covered are seemingly endless. We have sorted through a ton of these apps to bring you our favorites. We based our analysis on how useful and accurate the conveyed information is.

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Boat Day Packing List

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There are very few things better than the perfect boat day. But, there are very few things worse than a boat day where you forget something important. Well, we’ve got you covered! Take a look at our comprehensive boat day packing list (printable version at the end of this blog). 

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