Boating Safety Blog



How to Winterize Outboard and Inboard Boat Motors

October 12, 2021

The winterizing process involves several simple tasks that motorboat owners should carry out as the unforgiving weather of winter approaches. In this article, find out why it’s important to winterize a boat motor and how to go about it. There are two distinct types of boat motors, outboard and inboard, so we’ll cover the winterizing Read more ›

The Rules to Follow when Buying a Boat

It’s often said that buying your first boat is the best day of your life. Unfortunately, an impulsive purchase that is not made with care can quickly turn into a nightmare. In this article, find out which rules to follow when buying a boat to give yourself the best chance of making an informed, sensible Read more ›

How to Tow a Boat

August 26, 2021

How to Tow a Boat Is your boat your way of getting away from it all? With a boat trailer, you have even more freedom, because you can boat on any body of water that’s accessible by road. Before setting off on your adventure, take the time to learn how to use a boat trailer Read more ›

Pleasure Craft Registration Rules

August 24, 2021

Are you a pleasure craft owner wondering whether you need to register your vessel? You’ve come to the right place! In this article, find out what vessel registration is, when it is required, and what steps to follow to register your boat. This article also explains the difference between vessel registration, the pleasure craft license Read more ›

Boating Distress Signals

August 2, 2021

Whether you are a pleasure boater on a small craft or an experienced captain commanding a commercial vessel, it’s essential to be familiar with marine distress signals. With that in mind, we decided to create a guide to visual, audio and radio distress signals. Here are the most efficient ways to signal that your crew Read more ›

When to use navigation lights

In boating, navigation lights are part of the safety equipment required on board a boat. The lights required vary depending on the size and type of boat. Whether you are a pleasure boater or a professional, you need to understand the importance of displaying the correct navigation lights at the right time. In this article, Read more ›

An overview of the Collision Regulations in Canada

June 30, 2021

Pleasure craft operators must boat safely at all times and share the waterways in a manner that does not create dangerous situations for other boaters, swimmers, divers, wildlife and the environment in general. There are many laws, regulations and codes pleasure craft operators must follow in order to minimize the risk of boating accidents, including Read more ›

Required boating safety equipment on pleasure crafts

June 25, 2021

By law, when operating a pleasure craft, you must have your pleasure craft operator card and certain boating safety equipment with you at all times. Specific equipment requirements vary depending on the type of boat: Human-powered pleasure craft Pleasure craft up to 6 m (19’8”) Pleasure craft over 6 m and up to 9 m Read more ›

How do inboard boat engines work?

June 4, 2021

If you’re considering getting a motorboat to spend your summer on the water, you probably already know that there are a few different types of engines to choose from. Some motorboats have outboard engines, while others are equipped with inboard engines. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages and is suited for different boating Read more ›

How to dock a boat

June 1, 2021

Are you nervous about docking your boat in a marina with dozens of boaters watching? Do you just want to learn how to dock your new boat without damaging it? Regardless of what your reasons are for wanting to learn how to dock a boat, simply follow the 4-step docking procedure outlined in this article. Read more ›

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