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Websites and Pages to land on for boating just about anywhere

Websites and Pages to land on for boating just about anywhere

Websites and Pages to land on for boating just about anywhere It’s a long winter……….fill some of that time to educate yourself on boating………Read the time away!!!   https://powerboating.com/   https://www.boatingmag.com/   http://www.boatguidecanada.com/   https://www.facebook.com/PowerBoatingCanada/   http://boatingindustry.ca/   http://www.boatsandplaces.com/...

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Pontoon Boat Fender Buying Tips

Pontoon Boat Fender Buying Tips

Boat Fender Buying Tips Buy the right size and style fender to protect your boat. By Pete McDonald September 6, 2018 Great for large boats with lots of bow flare and stowage capacity Courtesy Taylor Made While you shouldn’t be that guy cruising down the lake or ­Intracoastal Waterway with your fenders flapping for all to see, you should invest in the fenders that are best suited to protect your boat. Here’s what to look for in three different kinds of fenders and whether they are right for you.   Ball Fenders Ball fenders are ideal for larger boats because, when properly inflated, they are harder to crush on impact. They are also better for boats with a lot of bow flare because they are wide enough to keep the lower hull sides from hitting the dock. The caveat? If left inflated, they take up more space, which makes them better for boats with large stowage capacities. What size should you get? For round fenders, West Marine recommends 2 inches of diameter for every 4 to 5 feet of boat length. So, a boat in the 30- to 35-foot range should use 21-inch-diameter ball fenders; a boat with a length overall of 50 feet or longer should use the larger 27-inch size. A new fender that’s great for tow-sports boats, no need for lines Courtesy Mission Mission Sentry Fenders These new-style fenders were designed specifically for tow-sports boats, but they can work for any small-boat application. These fenders are made from closed-cell foam, contoured to offer protection both above and below the rub rail. They feature a built-in adjustable strap that locks in place when set to the right length for hanging off boat cleats or the dock. The contoured shape lets them provide protection above and on the rub rail. Below the rail, they angle inward to provide fender protection down to the waterline. Because they are slender and don’t require additional lines, the Sentry fenders are easier to stow aboard smaller boats. The most used fender, good for both vertical and horizontal hanging Courtesy West Marine Cylinder Fenders Traditional cylinder fenders are the most popular style available for boats...

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Toronto International Boat Show Jan 18-27, 2019

Toronto International Boat Show Jan 18-27, 2019

Toronto International Boat Show Jan 18-27, 2019 Toronto   International Boat   Show Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, 100 Princes’ Blvd., Toronto, ON, M6K3C3 Must see this winter if you have never been before. World’s Largest Indoor Lake for Boaters Grab a seat on shore to watch professional wakeboarders, wakeskaters and waterskiers perform tricks and flips, cheer on the finest Stand Up Paddleboarders; or join the fun and take a FREE ride in canoe, kayak, or pedal boat. Sign up for wakeboard and waterski lessons and learn from the experts. Check back for the 2019 Lake Schedule. Show Website...

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It’s electric!

It’s electric!

The Dasher uses two 40 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion batteries from BMW i3, which give the boat a 40-mile range when driven at its 10 mph cruising speed. The Dasher also gains a full charge in just under four hours with the use of the dual 50-amp charging. BY ADAM QUANDT Technological advances offer new levels of electric power With a growing spotlight on the environment and the rapidly changing world of technology, electric power and propulsion are not taken as lightly as they once were in the marine industry. Through the constant push on technology’s limits, electric motors are no longer simply small motors only capable of reaching unflattering speeds of 5 to 7 mph. While a large variety of electric motors on the market are still low-speed, many manufacturers are taking new technologies and pushing for higher speeds and longer range. Last fall, Hinckley Yachts released the Dasher, powered by twin Torqeedo 80 horsepower electric motors, capable of reaching top speeds of 18-27 mph.    Full Story here: Click Here...

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Personal Safe Boating Equipment Includes:

BoatSmart Canada article:   Personal Safety Equipment It is important for all boat operators to be safe and make sure their passengers are safe on the water. Boaters are required to carry personal safety equipment on their boats at all times. The required personal safety equipment depends on the size and type of boat. Operators should inform all passengers of where the safety equipment is located on board and how to use it.  Be safe at all times!!! Personal Safe Boating Equipment Includes: Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) & Lifejackets: PFDs and Lifejackets must be approved by Transport Canada. There are a variety of styles and types of PFDs and Lifejackets, learn more about PFDs and Lifejackets.   Buoyant Heaving Line: A buoyant Heaving Line is equipped with a buoy or float at one end. The buoyant heaving line is designed to throw to a person who has fallen overboard or is in the water and needs help.   Emergency Kit: An emergency kit should be stored in a watertight container and in an easily accessible location. The emergency kit should include: emergency rations, drinking water, a first aid kit, waterproof matches, a waterproof flashlight, a knife, a whistle and dry clothing.   Required Boat Safety Equipment Part of being prepared for a safe boating trip is to make sure that you have all the required boat safety equipment on board. All boats are required by law to carry specific boat safety equipment at all times. The required boat safety equipment depends on the size and type of boat.   Boat Safety Equipment Includes: Bailing Device: A bailing device is used to remove water from the inside of a boat. A bailing device could be a manual or electric bilge pump, a bucket, or a homemade scoop.   Anchor: An anchor can be used to secure your boat in case of a breakdown or anchorage due to poor weather. Anchors are available in various types and styles; boaters should refer to their boat manufacture’s recommendations for style and weight.   Manual Propelling Device: Manual propelling devices, such as oars or paddles can be used to maneuver your boat in case of an engine failure and boating breakdown....

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