Boat Ramp Etiquette

When waiting for the use of a ramp and the lineup can be over an hour long it is very important to be efficient. When boaters have had a late night or trying to get an early start they can often be brutal with their suggestions if you hold them up. The exercise of proper ramp etiquette is still important.

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Who has Right of Way when Boating?

Who has the “Right of Way” in various situations is set out by regulated Marine Rules of the Road.

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Where to Go Boating

I often get asked from CPS-ECP members and non-members: Where is s good place to go boating in my area?

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Stay Extra Alert with Automatic Identification System (AIS) Tech

Knowing other boats’ vital navigation information provides safer experiences on busy waterways.

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Life Jackets, Vests and PFDs: How to Choose

Finding the right personal flotation device (PFD) can seem like a daunting task and extends beyond finding one that fits and floats. After all, not all vests work for all people, and no one vest works well for all activities.

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Near Shore Speed Limits

It is Your Legal Responsibility to Operate Your Boat at a Safe Speed and Be Aware of Your Wake.

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Tips for Towing and Trailering a Boat

Those of us with smaller boats spend almost as much time trailering as we do on the water or at a show. We prepare the boat but may not spend the time ensuring that our trailer is prepared and properly hooked to our vehicle.

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Boating Etiquette

Everyday good manners are only common courtesy, customs are derived from traditions.

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Tips for Buying a Boat Online

Have you ever wondered how to find great deals or rare items? Here is a different take on searching the classifieds.

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New Laws and Regulations That Apply to Pleasure Craft

From time to time new laws and regulations relating to the operation of pleasure craft are added to the Small Vessel Regulations. Here are the two latest additions that have been sent to us by Transport Canada, Office of Boating Safety.

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Spring Boating Tips

The days are getting longer ~ if not much warmer. It’s time to get out on the water – or at the very least, prepare to get out on the water.

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