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Be Prepared – Emergency Ditch Bag

Be Prepared – Emergency Ditch Bag

Are you prepared? What’s in your emergency ditch bag? It’s a bag with many names, ditch bag, grab bag or abandon ship bag. But they all mean the same thing. It’s a bag with items you may need if you have to abandon your boat. It’s always a good idea to be prepared for those unexpected emergencies.

Stranded? There’s Help Out There!

Stranded? There’s Help Out There!

You’re not alone out on the deep blue sea! Do you ever wonder what you would do if you were stranded out in the ocean? Do you have a plan? Who would you call? It’s not like you can call a tow truck. Think about boating safety before you head out on the deep blue sea. Make sure you have a plan, so you don’t get stranded out there.

California Boating ABC’s

California Boating ABC’s

Do you know your ABC’s? Of boating that is….. Of course you know your ABC’s, you learned them along time ago. But what about the boating ABC’s? Before you head out on those California waterways, it’s a good idea for you and your boating...
Make Sure You Can Be Heard!

Make Sure You Can Be Heard!

Marine Communications, VHF Radio or Cell Phone? Make sure you can be heard. Most of us carry our cell phones every where we go. And they are handy in most situations, like contacting people on land. But what about contacting other boaters or the Coast Guard? Unless...
Your Boat’s Going to Miss You

Your Boat’s Going to Miss You

Does your boat miss you during the winter months? Even though the weather is pretty mild here in southern California, many of us don’t take our boats out as much in the winter, as we do in spring and summer. Which means, our boats may be sitting for longer...
Boating Law Violations – Reduced Penalties

Boating Law Violations – Reduced Penalties

Some boating law violations have been reduced. Over the summer, certain boating laws were reclassified. Meaning, fines were reduced and in most cases jail time was removed from the punishment. Here are a few of the Harbor and Navigation Code infractions that have been...
Time to De-Winterize

Time to De-Winterize

It’s time to de-winterize your boat! Spring is just around the corner and it’s almost time to uncover the boat and take her out. There is nothing worse than turning the key and…rrr..rrr..rrr…and nothing. If your boat’s been sitting a...
Ethanol Mandate and your Boat

Ethanol Mandate and your Boat

Boaters and various groups speak up! Last month the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) got quite an earful from many interest groups, including those representing boaters, about the nation’s ethanol mandate. “We believe in a national renewable fuels...
Boating Safey – Fire Prevention

Boating Safey – Fire Prevention

Fire…A boaters nightmare. One of the worst things to a boater is fire. Fires are among the most dangerous, yet preventable, accidents. Most fires are caused by fueling, electrical or maintenance issues. Here are a few tips that may help prevent those fires....

Newmarks is Going to the MRA Conference

42nd Annual MRA Educational Conference & Trade Show New Times – New Opportunities This year’s educational line-up… [unordered_list style=”tick”] Includes the always popular state of the marina industry Trends in marina design Optimizing...