I recently came across a new company that may be of interest to the membership. The name of the company is Boatbound. Their organization provides peer-peer boat rentals. Statistically boats sit idle about 90% of the year. If you could rent out your boat 2 or 3 times a month and possibly cover the cost of ownership would that interest you? I know what your thinking. I am not going to let a stranger leave the slip with my boat.Read more: Peer to Peer Boat Rentals
This National Safe Boating Week, May 18-24, do something different. Take a friend out boating, sailing and fishing and show them a good time - and how easy it is to keep everyone aboard safe. Giving your guests a short pre-departure talk about important safety gear and tips for safe operation could go a long way in making sure the day stays fun. The following list of six tips from the
BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety takes less than six minutes to share with guests:Read more: Take A Friend Out This Safe Boating Week And Show Them The Ropes
Michigan outlawed it. Ohio lawmakers are on course to prohibit it. Arkansas has declared it unconstitutional. If nothing else, the subject of random boarding of the nation’s recreational boaters is finally taking center stage.Read more: Is Random Boarding of Vessels Unconstitutional?
On April 23rd the New York State Canal Corporation issued a press release announcing the operating hours for the 2013 navigation season on the Canal, as you see they have reduced the operating hours on the majority of the system. The following information was included in the release.
Mariners are advised that conditions permitting all portions of the New York State Canal System are scheduled to open Wednesday, May 1st at 7:00 am for the 2013 navigation season. The hours of operation for the 2013 season are as follows:Read more: NYS Canal System in 2013