Fishing & Boating in the Northwoods

Wearing a PFD – a Real Lifesaver

Portrait of Boy in Life Jacket on Lakeshore

Of the many “perks” I receive as a result of switching my boat insurance to Boat U.S. – not the least of which is a darn good policy that is less expensive – I regularly have delivered to my mailbox a copy of Seaworthy magazine. Published quarterly, it is always chock-full of useful information covering […]

Navigational Aids & Their Importance

a small green buoy in the water - navigational aid

In 2016, more than 700 lives were lost as a result of recreational boating accidents in the U.S. and its territories. That number improved slightly in 2022, but it’s still way too high! Most of these fatalities happen during the peak boating months of June, July and August. And for many of them, alcohol, and […]

Boating Knots to Know – Before You Go

Boating Knot to cleat

There are a number of very basic boating knots with which even the most casual of boaters should familiarize him/herself. This is to ensure that, among other things, the boat stays where it was tied. That in mind, this article deals with the basic knots you can use while boating. Actually, these knots have many […]

GPS and Finding Your Way Home

Two Turned-on Vehicle Gps

A Global Positioning System – GPS for Short – is simply a method by which one can determine one’s precise (emphasis on precise) position on the earth. Once upon a time, that task was not only difficult, but it was also darn near impossible. Our ancestors built giant landmarks, laboriously drafted “detailed” maps and learned […]

Boat Insurance

Fishing boat covered & ready for travel

Even if your state does not require boat insurance, it is still a wise investment. The cost of boat insurance is relatively low compared to the potential cost of repairs or legal fees if you are involved in an accident. Without boat insurance, you could be forced to pay for all of the damages out […]

Lightning: A Serious Hazard While Fishing

Lightning Bolts in the Sky

It is really difficult to know exactly where to start when talking about lightning; there is so much known and written about it. For starters, a thunderstorm can be defined as any storm that contains lightning and thunder. And at any given moment, there are about 1800 thunderstorms of various intensities occurring around the earth […]