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    Coast Guard Boating Safety PSA Dont Forget the Life Jacket
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    Coast Guard Boating Safety PSA Dont Forget the Life Jacket

    August 18, 2019


    what a fantastic day. what a fantastic day. the waters like glass. the water is like glass. don’t forget the sodas. don’t forget the life jackets. Who wants the eight and who wants the 15? Who wants the inflatable. what a great day to be on the water. So glad you saw me go over. That was so funny when you went over and your
    life jacket inflated. Never go out without a life jacket on again. What a great day we had. When it comes to
    wearing lifejackets make the right choice. Your in Command. Boat Responsibly. This message brought to you by the national
    safe boating Council and the US Coast Guard.

    How to do a three point turn with Alistair McGlashan
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    How to do a three point turn with Alistair McGlashan

    August 17, 2019


    Al McGlashan: When it comes to driving a boat,
    maneuvering it in tight spots, it can be very daunting, but I’m gonna show you a few little
    tricks to make it really easy. And even in a tight spot like this, we can
    turn a boat this size around on its own shape. Al McGlashan: In the scenario like this, if
    you need to turn the boat around, say it’s rough off shore, or you’re not comfortable
    going in reverse, you can actually turn it around in a tight spot doing a three-point
    turn. Al McGlashan: So the first thing you must
    understand, and this is, be aware of your surroundings. So, you’ve got tide, wind, other boats. But more importantly, the depth. That’s critical. So you need to be conscious that it’s shallow
    in there, it’s shallow up there, that’s something that’s very important. Al McGlashan: And I’m just turning the wheel
    slightly. Out of gear, reversing and turning the wheel
    at the same time. So you’ll start bringing the boat round. Pull the boat out of gear while you’ve still
    got full lock on the wheel. Then, turn the wheel the other way, and then
    touch it in gear. And you’ll find you’ll actually start turning
    the boat. Pull it out of gear into neutral. All you do is just in gear, out of gear. You don’t have to rev it at any stage. Out of gear, you’re still turning. What I’m doing is I’m spinning the wheel the
    other way, and I’m turning the boat. Out of gear. So I’m just conscious there’s a wharf there
    on the corner. I want to go forward a touch. Al McGlashan: So now you can see I’ve actually
    turned the boat, which I’ve got six and a half meters of boat, basically, around in
    its own length, and I’m now facing the other way. Al McGlashan: Even a boat like this, six and
    a half meters, you can turn it round a tight little spot like that on top of itself. Just in gear, spin the wheel hard, out of
    gear, turn it. Just in and out of gear, and you’ll find that
    you’ll keep turning it. You don’t need a 3-point turn, you can do
    it in a 5-6-point turn. Forward turn, and you’ll just edge the boat
    around. Al McGlashan: The key is when you do it, just
    do it slowly. In and out of gear. Use the throttle and the steering in sequence,
    so it’s in and out of gear, turn the throttle, touch it, it’ll turn the boat naturally. Al McGlashan: Now, we get nervous doing things
    like this, particularly at a boat ramp, so people are watching, but, the only way you’ll
    get better is by practicing. Al McGlashan: And, probably just one other
    little point. While you’re practicing, if you are in those
    tight confines, get someone down there to support you, so if you do go too close to
    a wharf, too close to the edge, they can help fend you off and make the whole job a little
    bit easier, and that way, you’ll have better boating.

    Boater rescued after boat sank near Decatur
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    Boater rescued after boat sank near Decatur

    August 16, 2019


    AND IS STILL AT LARGE. HOOVER POLICE ARE CONDUCTING AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION. THE OFFICER WHO SHOT BRADFORD HAS BEEN PLACED ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE. GURNAL SCOTT, FOX NEWS. PISTOL. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION PLEASE CALL POLICE. 3 A BOATING TRIP FOR A MAN IN DECATUR QUICKLY TURNED DANGEROUS, WHEN HIS BOAT BEGAN

    CA law requires boaters to pass safety course, carry card
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    CA law requires boaters to pass safety course, carry card

    August 16, 2019


    EFFECT ON THE FIRST OF THIS YEAR
    IS JUST STARTING TO BE NOTICED
    BY BOATERS. THE LAW REQUIRES BOATERS TO PASS
    A SAFETY COURSE AND CARRY A
    BOATER CARD. AS WE HEAR NOW FROM KCRA 3’S
    WILL HERYFORD, WHILE MOST PEOPLE
    THINK THE SAFETY COURSE IS A
    GOOD IDEA, THEY STILL HAVE SOME
    QUESTIONS ABOUT THE LAW. WILL: SHAUN RIZZOLLO IS A
    20-YEAR-OLD BUSINESS MAJOR AT
    CAL POLY SAN LUIS OBISPO. HE HAS BEEN BOATING ALL HIS
    LIFE.>>MY DAD LET ME STEER IT WHEN I
    WAS FIVE. EVER SINCE I CAN REMEMBER. WILL: BUT THIS YEAR TO DRIVE A
    BOAT, RIDE HIS JET SKI, HE IS
    REQUIRED TO PASS A MANDATORY
    THREE HOUR ONLINE SAFETY COURSE
    COSTING $30, SO HE CAN THEN PAY
    $10 TO GET A STATE BOATING CARD.>>IT’S MORE USEFUL FOR PEOPLE
    WHO ARE PLANNING ON BOATING
    RIGHT NOW, HAVE NEVER BEEN
    AROUND A BOAT. IT FORCES THEM TO ACTUALLY LEARN
    SOMETHING ABOUT IT. WILL: THE SAFETY REQUIREMENT
    CAME OUT OF SENATE BILL 941 AND
    WILL BE PHASED IN OVER THE NEXT
    EIGHT YEARS BY THE BOATER’S AGE. BY 2025, EVERY BOATER WILL NEED
    A CARD.>>IF YOU WANT TO BE ON A BOAT,
    YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE TO DO IT. WILL: FRANK BOGGS WORKS AT A
    STOCKTON MARINA. WHILE HE THINKS IT’S A GOOD IDEA

    >>WE GET A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE
    THROUGH THE MARINA WHO DON’T
    REALLY KNOW THE LAWS AND IT’S A
    GOOD THING FOR THEM TO GET EDUCATED ON IT. WILL: HE POINTS OUT THAT THE
    EXEMPTIONS IN THE LAW, MAINLY
    THAT PEOPLE RENTING BOATS DON’T
    HAVE TO PASS THE SAFETY COURSE
    OR HAVE A CARD, DOESN’T MAKE
    SENSE.>>I HAVE MY MISGIVINGS ON IT
    AND I THINK IT SHOULD BE
    COVERING THE RENTALS AS WELL. WILL: JACK KORTEUM IS THE MARINA
    MANAGER AT TOWER PARK.>>SINCE IT’S NOT, I HAVE NO
    RECOURSE TO STOP PEOPLE FROM
    RENTING. WILL: THE DIVISION OF BOATING
    AND WATERWAYS SAYS THE EARLIER
    VERSIONS OF THE BILL INCLUDED
    RENTALS BUT THROUGH THE
    LEGISLATIVE PROCESS THE
    REQUIREMENTS WERE REMOVED BECAUSE RENTERS ARE GIVEN A
    SAFETY BRIEFING AT THE TIME OF
    RENTAL. THEY ALSO SAID THAT STATISTICS
    AVAILABLE WHEN THE LAW WAS
    WRITTEN SHOW THAT ONLY 9% OF
    BOAT ACCIDENTS INVOLVED RENTALS.>>I’VE GOT TWO YOUNG KIDS AND
    IT PROBABLY SEEMS LIKE A GOOD
    IDEA BEFORE THEY GET ON A
    WATERCRAFT THEY KNOW HOW TO
    OPERATE IT PROPERLY. WILL: WHILE MOST QUESTION THE
    BOAT RENTAL EXEMPTION, THE IDEA
    OF A SAFETY COURSE SEEMS TO MAKE
    SENSE, AND WHEN YOUR AGE
    REQUIRES YOU TO HAVE A CARD,

    AZ Game and Fish Law Enforcement prepares for boating season
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    AZ Game and Fish Law Enforcement prepares for boating season

    August 15, 2019


    We’re out here today. We’re doing a multi-agency, watercraft enforcement
    school called the Watercraft Enforcement Patrol Officer Course. It’s a two-week
    school. We have officers from eight different agencies here right now. Basically every
    agency within the state that does any kind of watercraft enforcement, they send
    their officers here. So we teach him how to run boats, we teach them close-quarter boat handling, anything from tactics and high-risk stops to just actually learning the watercraft laws. Right now, we’re on the water running scenarios. Officers are stopping
    people for wake zone violations, expired registration, all the way up to armed
    assaults or felony stuff. They’re out here learning tactics and
    learn how to drive boats and how to pull people over. A watercraft stop is moving. We’re not static or sitting on the side of the road sitting still. Whenever we
    pull up to someone on the water there’s a wake that can slam boats together, there’s current that
    will drift you. On the Colorado River the water is moving 5 mph so you’re constantly moving. There’s a lot more considerations that go into
    a traffic stop out here on the water. We do anything from being
    first responders – I mean we’re the only ones out here so if someone gets hurt or
    starts to drown, we’re the ones I have to respond to the medical. The important
    thing is they’re learning how to keep people safe on the water. Basically we want to stop things before
    they happen. We want to prevent things from happening. So they’re out here
    learning what people need and how to keep people safe and we’re trying
    to keep our public safe this summer and our officers as well when they’re on
    the water. They’re making sure everybody is wearing life jackets or has them onboard at least, and 12 and under are wearing them, and they’re making sure the public knows about our Life Jacket Loaner Stations are out and about at some of our lakes, if they don’t
    have enough to get him onboard, the required things like fire extinguishers
    and just making sure everybody is safe on the water and they know the laws, the direction they’re able to operate, navigation rules, when they’re out here
    on the waterways.

    Storing your Stern Anchor for Easy Use!
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    Storing your Stern Anchor for Easy Use!

    August 15, 2019


    [MUSIC PLAYING] Shurhold, Clean-N-Simple. Hey guys, Barry Berhoff
    with Shurhold Industries. And I’ve got another great
    Clean-N-Simple tip for you today. Today, we’re going
    to talk about storing a rear anchor on our Albury. We’ve got this great 23 Albury. We take it throughout the
    islands and different sandbars and places that we
    like to anchor up. And the problem with
    keeping the rear anchor here in the splashwell the
    way it is, is it’s going to scratch
    up our gel coat. The line gets all messy. So what we came up with– and
    I just think this is really great– is these cooler bags. This one’s a little
    beat up, so we’re going to use our beat up one. And if you keep the
    tag end of your line out, and then neatly
    take your coil and put it in first, from
    there, we take our nice anchor, fits inside the padded bag. And now I’ve got my tag end
    that I could tie to a cleat whenever I need. And the rest of the
    anchor could go right here in the back corner of the boat. No problems. It’s not going to bang anything
    up, not cause any problems. When we’re ready to
    deploy, I grab my tag end. I tie it to a cleat. Pick up the anchor and throw it. The rest of the line will
    find its way out of the bag. Grab it. Tie it off. And we’re good to go. So another great tip. Use your extra cooler
    bag as a rear anchor bag on your small boat. Until next time, keep
    your boat Clean-N-Simple. Come on guys, they
    already know to subscribe. Let’s keep this nice and clean. [MUSIC PLAYING]

    Boaters Be Aware!
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    Boaters Be Aware!

    August 14, 2019


    (dynamic music) Boating is a great way to relax, connect with nature and unwind. You can enjoy beautiful vistas while cruising along Florida’s waterways and clear your mind of all the worries you face on land. But, you can’t be oblivious to what’s around you. Staying safe means being aware. (dynamic music) Always pay attention to your surroundings. Don’t get distracted. Be aware of other boaters. Stay focused, stay alert. The marine environment is constantly changing. Stay safe and be aware.

    Boat Man: Pick Up a Watersports Rider
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    Boat Man: Pick Up a Watersports Rider

    August 13, 2019


    Man, it’s been a hot minute
    since I’ve towed a rider. I can’t remember the
    ins and outs of this. Well, it’s a good thing
    I’m here once again to exercise my superpower. Hang on. Are you Boat Man? I saw something on the
    news about some guy giving unsolicited but totally
    necessary boating advice. So what exactly is
    your superpower? Well, obviously, it’s
    boating knowledge. But you don’t fly or see
    through walls or anything? Well, no, but I can see through
    shoddy boat misinformation. Well, that’s not a super power. And how long exactly have
    you been in that hatch? Well, what time did we
    get on the lake today? I guess about four hours ago. I’ve been studying the
    Boaters Safety Manual and slamming energy drinks. Anyway, let’s talk about
    how we can pick up a rider. (SINGING) He’s Boat Man. He’s got no discernible
    superpower, but on the lake he’s the man of
    the hour ’cause he knows everything about boats. Look, this is right
    from Wikipedia. There is no rigid
    definition of a superpower. In popular culture,
    it may be used to describe anything
    from minimal exaggeration of normal human traits– Look, look, Boat
    Man, I just need to know how to pick up a rider. You shall know, and this
    lake shall have its hero. As soon as a rider
    is down, you want to look for them to
    signal they’re OK, especially if it’s a hard fall. Always keep the fallen rider
    in view on the driver’s side. (LAUGHING) Whoa, he’s so
    concise, yet informative, it’s like he’s got a superpower. Don’t say it! Don’t say it. Any time you see your
    rider fall or your spotter says the rider is down, you
    want to cut the throttle and turn the wheel. Your spotter should raise
    a water sport safety flag to signal to other boats
    that you have a rider down, if that’s required
    in your state. Regardless of whether it’s
    required in your state, a spotter is always a good idea. Never go back to the fallen
    skier at speed or on plane. Well, that make sense. If the rider is getting
    back into the boat, turn the engine off
    when you’re near. So Boat Man, what are
    you doing later tonight? I’m studying the
    Boaters Handbook in my mother’s basement. But maybe you can show me
    how to properly navigate channel markers. If the rider is
    getting back up, keep idling until they have the
    handle, the rope is taut, and you hear them say, hit it. Hit it! Don’t use the word “go” because
    it sounds too much like “no,” and there could
    be some confusion. But I love you, Boat Man. You have more boating knowledge
    than anyone I’ve ever met. And it’s totally a superpower. You’re sounding
    desperate, Sheila. Anyway, follow these
    tips, use common sense, and you and your fellow
    water sports enthusiasts will have a great
    day on the water.

    Play it Safe by the Water – Tom on boating safety
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    Play it Safe by the Water – Tom on boating safety

    August 13, 2019


    [bubble noises] [music] Boating is a great way to enjoy Victoria’s coastlines, lakes and river systems. When heading out on the water, make sure to wear a life jacket as you may not have time to put one on in an emergency. Life jackets save lives. Check water and weather conditions before you go, and don’t forget to tell family and friends of where you’re going and when you will be returning. Always carry safety equipment on board. For more information, such as latest weather conditions and other safety tips download the Victorian Water Safety Guide app. [music] Subtitles by the Amara.org community

    How to Avoid Dangerous Boating Weather | Boating
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    How to Avoid Dangerous Boating Weather | Boating

    August 12, 2019


    Hi, my name is Toby Stull and I’m captain
    with Out in the Water Sailing. We’re an adventure sports sailing company,
    providing charters, sailing lessons, vessel training and consulting. Please visit our website at www.out-sailing.com. We’re here today in Liberty Harbor to talk
    about boating. While the adage red skies at night, sailors
    delight often rings true, and a pink sky at sunset will mean fair skies the next day,
    inevitably in a boater’s life, you will be caught out with bad weather. Look at multiple sources, there’s internet,
    television, radio and marine radio all within your reach. Check it out and if the weather’s bad, don’t
    go. Know what to look for as far as weather approaching,
    know what clouds to look for, see where the sky’s getting dark. In the Northern Hemisphere, when the winds
    turn counterclockwise usually the weather is going to turn bad. Conversely, when the winds turn clockwise,
    we know good weather is coming. If you’re out there when a storm hits make
    sure that everyone has their proper gear. Everyone can stay warm and dry and safe. Have everyone wear life jackets and put on
    foul weather gear. Look for the closet port if the weather looks
    prolonged; go in, there’s no need to stay out when the bad weather comes.