How Do I Follow a Channel Buoy?

Channel buoys function much like lanes on a highway; obviously there are no yellow or white lines, but the buoys provide similar information, including in what direction you should be traveling, and how close you are to your destination. When you’re on the water and responsible for the safety of your passengers, it’s essential that […]

Boat Navigation Lights: What Each Color Represents

Understanding boat navigation lights is a basic safety requirement when you take to the water in your vessel. As a boat owner, it’s up to you to have the correct lights installed on your boat and have them colored and calibrated in the correct way. When all boat owners use their lights properly and understand […]

Boating Safety Tips: 3 Ways to Stay Safe This Summer

Getting out on the water is one of the best possible ways to relax and enjoy nature. Whether you’re fishing on a peaceful lake, kayaking through white water, or sailing from Maine to Georgia, your goal is enjoyment. And in order for that to happen, there are certain safety precautions that you need to know […]

Fishing and Boating During COVID-19: What to Expect

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the way we are living. There are restrictions everywhere, with restaurants, schools, and nonessential businesses closed; most states have stay-at-home orders in place, too. Does that mean that you’re not allowed to get out on the water and enjoy some fishing or boating? In these particularly stressful times, it […]

Water Buoy Markers: What Do They Mean?

Water buoy markers are present to guide you, give you information, warn you of hazards, and indicate controlled or closed areas. Basically, water buoy markers act like the best moms, keeping everyone safe and happy. When you can interpret them with ease, your confidence will increase and so will your pleasure on the water. Lateral […]

Boating License Law in Wisconsin Changing?

You may have been seeing headlines about boating laws changing for teenage boat drivers. Is the boating license age in Wisconsin getting stricter? Will young boat drivers be subject to more scrutiny? While the boating laws are changing, they are not becoming stricter nor do they increase requirements for teenage boat drivers. In fact, the […]

Channel Markers: What They Are and When to Use Them

Just as highway signs are vital to safe driving, so channel markers exist to help boats travel the waterways safely. In this post, we will explore exactly what the channel markers look like and when to use them. Once you know how to interpret marker buoys, you can be certain that you’re doing things right […]