Education

10 Tips to Navigating Boat Shows

The key motto when attending a boat show is the same one used by the Boy Scouts: Be prepared. If you are planning on attending

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Boating Accidents: From Perfect Day to the Worst Nightmare

The weather is perfect. Your boat is smoothly cutting through the glassy water. As you stand at the helm, you can feel the sun on

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Keep Fit On Board

Ever wondered how boat skippers keep themselves fit and fabulous while at the helm? Professional marine crew Di Thompson provides these tips with demonstration photos

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Avoid wildlife entanglements: Fish responsibly

Fishers are being urged to attend to lines and ‘think before they throw’ unwanted gear.   Wild Bird Rescues Gold Coast founder and operator Rowley

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6 Steps to making an insurance claim

Boating is fun, until it isn’t. Such as when you get involved in an accident or the boat is vandalised or stolen. Lucky your boat

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Know your GSO: The boatie’s general safety obligations simplified

Safety can never be emphasised enough when it comes to boating. After all, the boat and everyone on board are always subjected to the elements

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What’s in a name? Vessel, Boat, Ship, Yacht

There are many rules of thumb that different people follow to distinguish a boat from a ship (and from a yacht). What is yours?  

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Over and Out: How to use a marine radio

Emergency and non-emergency situations require the proper use of the marine radio, ensuring that anyone who needs help and anyone who can provide help can

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Ramping it up! Etiquette on boat ramps

Many have wasted time waiting for a boat ramp user to complete his task for an unreasonable length of time—either because of inexperience or simply

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Sea-perstitious

It is interesting to note that many of the superstitions that were upheld during the early days of maritime exploration still apply to sea-goers of

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