> Powerboat-World.com
 
 
News Home Photo Gallery Video Gallery Newsletters Features
Sail-World.com : Trouble could spell out for some boaters during memorial day weekend
Trouble could spell out for some boaters during memorial day weekend


'A mass of boats sailing in different directions'    D. Scott Croft,    Click Here to view large photo

The upcoming Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the summer boating season as for the nation's 80 million recreational boaters.

Like a football game 'kick-off,' boaters will work to a frenzy to get their boats in the water by the May 27th goal line. But what is different this time of year, reports Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), is that both the boat owner and their boat may need extra preparation.

'Each new season, we're rusty and we need to remind ourselves how we keep it safe by reviewing the nautical rules of the road, or taking care of important safety gear like inflatable life jackets or flares,' said BoatUS Foundation President Chris Edmonston. To help them, the Foundation offers both a free online safety course and 'Boater's Toolbox,' with an animated rules of the road section and instructional simulator games, information on life jackets, safe and clean fueling, and required safety equipment at www.BoatUS.com/foundation. Edmonston also recommends getting a free Vessel Safety Check offered by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and US Power Squadrons.

The number one reason for on water boat breakdowns this time of year is incomplete spring commissioning, reports BoatUS Towing Services. 'Everyone is rushing to get back on the water, and after this winter, who can blame them?' said BoatUS Towing Services Vice President Adam Wheeler. 'But in their rush to be on the water again, they miss something, like a corroded battery terminal wire, or fuel line that needs replacing,' he added. Fuel issues top the list for causes of boat breakdowns, followed by battery and charging system problems.

Adding to boaters' troubles could be the increased boating traffic. 'Memorial Day is traditionally the second-busiest day of the year for requests for on water assistance, after July 4th. If the weather holds it could be very a busy weekend,' added Wheeler. If you do need on water or on the road trailer assistance, the BoatUS Towing App, available for free at www.BoatUS.com/towing/app, can help speed response times as it provides precise location information.


by D. Scott Croft,

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.powerboat-world.com/index.cfm?nid=108697

3:02 PM Mon 22 Apr 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







Power Boat News - USA

Polar research: Six priorities for Antarctic science by Mahlon C. Kennicutt II and colleagues,




















If all else fails read the instructions!! by Stuart Carruthers, RYA Cruising Manager,


If all else fails read the instructions!! by Stuart Carruthers, RYA Cruising Manager,










Predictwind helps you pick the best time to depart by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,




















Tags reveal Chilean devil rays are among ocean's deepest divers by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,














Nation’s birthday requires special caution
Tips for selecting the best boatyard
Predictwind unlocks more features on free accounts
Composite Rigging launches new campaign for ECsix
Tammy Wolf and Mercury's Formula 2 Powerboat on to Divisional Champion
XCAT World Series - Qatar Team claim second successive victory
Stresa Grand Prix - Fazza claims Emaar Pole Position
Stresa Grand Prix - Barlesi and Barone score fastest time of the day
UIM Dubai World Series - XCAT pilots undergo safety dunking in Stresa
Enforcement of Gill Net Ban part of Bay Mega Cleanup in Puerto Rico
Stresa Grand Prix - Victory Team reveal driver change
From FUBAR to CUBAR at San Diego Yacht Club
Iceberg activity related to climate massively alters seabed life
Bowen Offshore Superboat Race - Superboats set to blast into Bowen
BoatUS EPIRB saves Cata-Tonic crew
President signs 'Highway bill for boaters'
Husband and wife duo top PowerBoat P1 Superstock field in Jacksonville
Virik Nilsen back in XCAT action with Lady Spain
First Platinum Level Clean Regattas Certification awarded in 2014
Grand Prix of Italy - Victories claimed in Milan
Pantaenius provides safety tracking for major events *Feature   
Jacksonville Grand Prix of the Sea countdown underway   
Grand Prix of Italy - French riders to start in pole position   
Environmentalists target fisheries and ecosystems in latest cleanup   
Grand Prix of Italy - Star-studded field in Milan   
Club Marine Southern 80 - Exciting changes for 2015 edition   
BoatUS tows 1800+ on Memorial Day weekend   
Keeping boats in place bolsters community resiliency   
Coast Guard suspends search for Cheeki Rafiki   
Breaking News- US Coastguard finds liferaft still on Cheeki Rafiki   
US Navy finds upturned hull of Cheeki Rafiki - no signs of life aboard   
US Coast Guard to stop search for British sailors by midnight Friday   
Thunder On The Beach SBI Grand Prix - Victory for Team Stihl   
Experimental learning key to understanding our oceans   
Football legend Maradona to follow XCAT action in Naples   
Search ends on Lake Ontario for US boater   
Owner of Alabama marina opens TowBoatUS Lakes Wheeler and Wilson   
Sea Tow South Shore Capt Ethan Maass marks decade of service   
Taiwan International Boat Show 2014 - wrapped with a bow   
Boat owners have embraced a new sense of frugality   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png   http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW PBW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT