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BOATING SAFETY

Vessel Safety Check
Give the Gift of Safety
What Should I do if a Hurricane is a Threat to my Boat?
I Hear the Siren, and See a Light – What Do I Do?
Old Flares Breed a Dilemma
When it Comes to Boating Safety Equipment Your PFD is Just the Start
Our Waterways Do Have Rules of the Road!
Nautical Lighting - A Glimmer On How To Use Them
Spring Preparations
It Would Have Made a Great Video!
Kids and Boating: Instill Recreational Boating Safety
Boating Under the Influence
Get a Free Vessel Safety Check
Hypothermia and Cold Shock - The Risks of Off Season Boating
A Tidy Vessel is a Safe Vessel
Summer Is Just Around The Corner...
And a USCG Auxiliary Boating Course May Just Be The Ticket
Think Boating Safety – There is no Time Like The Present...
Life Jackets 101
The Big Squeeze - Heimlich Maneuver in Water
Anchor Hang-Ups
Weather or Not
Spring Commissioning
Winter Inventory - Your Boating Safety Checklist
Lost in Space (& Time) - GPSs
Summer Thunderstorms
When Right is Wrong (Right-of-Way Rules)
Handling Hypothermia
Overboard: Holding the Course

THE ENVIRONMENT

Coast Guard Auxiliary Joins The Fight Against Aquatic Nuisance Species
Clean Boating
Clean Boating - How Are We Doing?
14 Ways To Save The Water World

NAVIGATION

The Intracoastal Waterway Chartbook
Dead Reckoning
The Search for Longitude

BOATING TIPS

Navigating a Channel
Winter Boating Activities
Winter Maintenance
Changing Your Boat's Oil
Spring Commissioning
The Cruising Game
Selling Your Boat
How to Buy a Boat
Winterize!
Tilt! (Freshwater vs. Ocean Boating)

BOATING DESTINATIONS

The Waters (and Streets) of San Francisco
America's Great Loop
Northern Wisconsin's Bayfield and the Apostle Islands
Charleston Charms Boaters Who Never Want To
Fort Lauderdale
Pennsylvania's Raystown Lake
Vancouver - O Canada!
Chicago: A Lake Michigan Lure
Annapolis: A Chesapeake Bay Boating Paradise
Boaters Love Lake Powell
Boaters Book It To Savannah, Georgia
Lake Texoma: A Two-State Like to Love
Bath, Maine: A Maritime Museum & Much More
Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks: Heartland Boating Fun
San Diego, California: Soaking Up So. California Sun (and Boating)
Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia – Head for the Mountains
Newport, Rhode Island – A Boating Mecca
Wisconsin's Winnebago System: Boating Beats RVing Any Day
Bermuda: A World-Class Boating Destination
Lake Mead: Read This & Reap a Great Boating Trip
Atlantis - Paradise Found in the Bahamas
Boating Seattle
Boating North Carolina's Cape Fear River
Bahamas Primer
Boating Lake Tahoe
Chesapeake Bay
Cruising South Carolina
Boating Florida's Okeechobee Waterway
Cruising the Carolinas: North Carolina
Boating the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway
The Erie Canal & More: New York State Offers a Great Introduction to Canal Cruising
Cruising The Galveston/Houston Area
Cruising The Gulf of Mexico & The Gulf Coast of Florida
Cruising The Gulf of Mexico & The Gulf Coast - 1st in a Series
Cruising The Great Lakes - 3rd in a Series : Lake Huron
Cruising the Great Lakes - Second in a Series: Lake Michigan
Cruising the Great Lakes - Simple Great Freshwater Cruising
Cruising the Intracoastal Waterway - Third of a three part series: An Overview
Cruising the Intracoastal Waterway - Second of a three part series: Virginia to Florida
Cruising the Intracoastal Waterway - First of a three part series: Florida
Canal Barging in France
Fabled St. Kilda
Around Cape Cod

FULL TIME CRUISING

Cruising as a Way of Life

PRODUCT REVIEWS

Product Information - Laundry Alternative
Product Information - The Bassroom
Product Information - Signal Mate: An Extra Margin of Safety
Product Information - Go with the Float(ation)
SeaSpecs
Garmin GPSMAP 76
Boater's Grill Turns 30
Practice Clean Boating
Don't Spill That Drink
New CROCS for Boaters
Inno ZR223 Window Mount Fishing Rod Holder
Marine Cuisine
Brownie's Third Lung Diving System
STIDD Systems Helm Seat
Waterproofing Your Gear - Aquapac
Magellan SporTrak Pro Marine GPS

ASSOCIATION NEWS

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National Safe Boating Week 2009
Don't Let It Happen to You: Identity Theft
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Boat Financing and Refinancing Through ABA
National Safe Boating Week 2008
New Personal Property and Liability Insurance Program for ABA Members
2008 Waterway Guides Discount Available
5% Discount for ABA Members at BoatersWorld.com
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Exclusive Wireless Offers For American Boating Association Members
15% Discount at Boat Shows for ABA Members
Boat Financing Available to ABA Members
ABA Members Earn Higher Interest with ABA Online Banking Center
Product Information - Online Member Savings on Gear
Boat and RV Financing Available to ABA Members
Free Rewards Now Available For ABA Visa®Cardholders
New Fishing Section Now On ABA Website
Online Account Gives Access to All ABA Member Benefits
RV Financing Now Available to ABA Members
ABA Boat Show Calendar Helpful Resource
Show Your Passion for Boating with ABA Personal Checks
"Ask Tim" Offers Helpful Boat Maintenance and Repair Advice
ABA Member Benefit – ABA Travel Insurance
New Look for americanboating.org
Save Money With the ABA Boat Insurance Program
Book Your Travel with ABA and Save!
Helpful Boating Information
Boat Evaluations Available
Save Money With ABA Boat Finance and Refinance Program
New ABA Member Benefit - CityPass Discounts
New ABA Member Benefit - Ski Resort Discounts
Updated ABA Member Benefit - Movie Discounts
Boat Show Calendar Given New Look

BOATING AND NATURE

How to Use Radar to Target Fish-Finding Birds
Some Sea Creatures To Think Twice About
Here Come The Birds

GENERAL

National Safe Boating Week
Stay Connected While Cruising
What You Should Know Before Purchasing Boat Insurance
Fuel Tax Refund Information
Brush Up on Your Boating Knowledge
The First Coast Guards
The Perfect Storm (Book Review)
Siting A National Lighthouse Museum

BOATER'S QUIZ

US Coast Guard
Boating Tidbits
Lingo
Boating Knowledge
Regulations
Safety Concerns
Boat Maintenance
Nautical Terms
Rules of Navigation
U.S. Coast Guard Statistics
Boater Quiz - General Knowledge
Water You Saying?
Weather or Not
Safety in Numbers
Life Expectancies
USPS National Boating Safety Test
Barometer Forecasting
Ship-shaping Up
Anchor Lines
Dead Drunk
Glad Tidings
The Long and Short of It
Match the Terms
Barometer Forecasting
BWI: Don't Go There
Destination Dreams
When You Winterize . . .
Storm Warnings
What Went Wrong
Life Expectancies
A Coast Guard Report Card
Earning Your A.B.
Double Entendre
Match Makers...
Sounds Like...
Real Numbers
GPS: New Terms Of The Plotter's Art
What I Meant Was...
At a Loss for Words
Reading The Clouds
Barometer Forecasting
Distress Signals
Sound Practices - Horn Blasts For Boats Under Power
Matching Boating Terms With Definitions
Name The Knots
Who's In Charge Here? - Matching America's Cup Boat With Their Skippers
A Few Choice Words - Matching Nautical Words With Their Meanings
Who's In Charge Here? - Matching Skippers With Their Commands

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