You should never stand up in your small powerboat, canoe, or similar watercraft. This could make a small boat unstable.
Here is the latest Darwin Award for Boaters as compiled by SafeBoater. Learning to swim may have saved this man’s life!
If you use common sense you can avoid nearly all boating accidents and avoid being nominated for a Boater Darwin Award.
The following Boater Darwin Award goes to a man whose life may have been saved had he simply looked at the weather forecast.
Fernandina Beach Police located a capsized boat, The Problem Child, in the surf about one-hundred yards from shore.
The probability of being injured on the water doubles when alcohol is involved as proven by this Darwin Award nominee.
Darwin Awards are given to people whose lack of common sense often removes them from the gene pool. And the award goes to…
The high winds experienced in Northeast Florida on Saturday churned up the waters at the Fernandina Beach Harbor Marina.
WESTREC Marinas Announces Fernandina Harbor Marina Management Agreement Unanimously Approved – Operations to take Effect 15 January 2010
Being the first port in Florida, Amelia Island has deep water, a wide channel, lots of dock-age (over 1800‚Äô of breakwater), fuel, lounge and laundry facilities, great shopping, restaurants and much more.
Florida wildlife officials are urging boaters to be on the lookout for manatees that are migrating to warmer waters for the winter.
I have received several e-mails over the past couple of weeks from people who’d like to take up boating and the need to understand nautical charts.
County Commissioner Norman Bray said it best taking our slogan back from Jacksonville, because this community truly is, “Where Florida Begins!”
Most boaters have little to no issues when it comes to maintaining their boats, however when it comes to trailers most have no clue as to what to look for or how to address problems or potential problems.
One huge misconception is that bilge pumps are on a boat as a life safety feature and can save a boat from sinking.