Tips for Using Your Boat for Tow Sports

Boating and driving tips to make water-skiing, wakeboarding or tubing behind your boat a successful endeavor. Everyone who has ever bought a boat for family use has envisioned teaching the kids how to water-ski or taking them tubing behind it. If you buy a specialized tow-sports boat, going skiing, wakeboarding or surfing is a no-brainer.…

Fall Boating Tips

Summer is in the rear view mirror but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy boating this fall. Whether you’re simply taking leisurely trips around the lake, skiing or fishing, autumn is the perfect time to enjoy a longer season on the water. Obviously, with fall comes cooler temperatures and shorter days, which means you need to take…

Preparing for Foul Weather

Weather Basics Course The United States Power Squadrons (USPS) and the BoatUS Foundation have joined forces to create a new online course Weather for Boaters that teaches boaters how to recognize early signs of changing weather and how to anticipate storms, squalls, fog, and wind shifts. The course is an easy-to-follow boater’s guide to forecasting, winds and storms…