Boating Safety Blog

How to Become a Boat Captain in Canada

September 21, 2022

Ship’s Captain is as much a dream job as it is a job of the future. Boating around the world and constantly interacting with diverse cultures, the sea captain remains, in the popular mind, a profession of excellence. Although this image of “captain” reigns supreme in our minds, we tend to overlook the complex and Read more ›

How to Measure a Boat Propeller

September 14, 2022

The propeller is the part of the boat that is most in contact with the water. As a result, it is  the one part of the boat that is most likely to degrade quickly due to the mechanics of the engine or the salinity of the water. Before considering any change, it is important to Read more ›

The Importance of EPIRBs and PLBs While Boating in Canada

September 7, 2022

Boating is an activity that requires all the right conditions to be enjoyed. However, marine hazards can still happen. Whether we’re talking about weather changes or human error, accidents are sometimes closer than we think. That’s why marine safety and survival equipment is mandatory on all boats and pleasure crafts. To help you better navigate Read more ›

Strong Wind Warnings While Boating

August 22, 2022

Whether you are a beginner or an expert at sea, it is sometimes difficult to predict the onset of high or strong winds during your boating adventure. Maritime safety institutions provide information on how to be warned at all times before, during and after your journeys. In this article, you will find out what types Read more ›

Boat Safely with Reboarding Devices

August 15, 2022

A reboarding device is a necessary safety feature for boats, regardless of if you plan to swim out on the water. For the navigation of Canadian waters, the boating safety experts at the National Boating Safety School explain the importance of boat reboarding devices. What is a reboarding device? A reboarding device is a safety device. Read more ›

DIY Tips on Boat Hull Repairs

August 7, 2022

Over time, your boat hull will need to be repaired. From minor weathering to scratches and deeper cracks, it’s important to protect the integrity of your boat hull. DIY repairs are possible and cost effective when done correctly. In this article, our boating safety  experts list some of the best DIY tips on how to repair Read more ›

How to Clean a Boat Hull

July 25, 2022

Cleaning a boat hull is a necessary task that often goes overlooked. Over time boats get dirty and weathered, so it’s important to regularly clean their hulls to remove any buildup of scale, rust, algae or salts. In this article, find out from the experts at the National Boating Safety School how to clean and Read more ›

Buoyant Heaving Line: Purpose, Regulations & How to Throw

A buoyant heaving line is a rope made of buoyant material designed to float on water and is to be used in the case of a person who falls overboard on a boat. A weighted floating device is attached to the end of the line so that the line itself can more accurately be thrown Read more ›

Boat fire extinguisher: classes, regulations and maintenance

June 20, 2022

Even if fires are relatively uncommon on boats, their rapid spread makes them particularly dangerous. Many factors can cause fires inside boats, specifically oil or gas leaks, short circuits or even grease catching fire on the top of stoves. To make sure you and your passengers are safe, the Canadian law states that most maritime Read more ›

Magnetic boat compass: The complete guide

June 6, 2022

Magnetic compasses have been around for years and are still used for navigation up to this day. They provide us with a bearing reference (north) and can thus reliably lead the way from A to B.  These compasses are extremely useful on boats, and they don’t even require a power source or sunlight to function. Read more ›


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