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Hello Boating Enthusiast,

Is there anything better than casting off, leaving your cares and worries ashore? One of the best things about boating is the freedom you find on the water.

While there are no traffic lights or lanes on the water, just like cars there are “rules of the road” to follow. For instance, do you know who has the right of way in a crossing situation? How about when two boats are approaching each other head-on? A basic understanding of the navigational rules that apply in situations like these will make you a better, safer boater.

Here are rules and safety guidelines that can help ensure you, your passengers and others on the water stay safe and have fun.










As boaters, we're fortunate that being on the water is a great way to recreate responsibly. However, many of the customary norms for courtesy at docks, marinas and other public boating areas have changed as a result of COVID-19. Here's what you can expect and how you can stay safe in public boating areas.









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Looking forward to a carefree day on the water? Plan for a great day by using a boat trip checklist to make sure you have everything you need on board before you leave the dock.









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