Anchoring 101

Common situations and how to handle them Anchoring is not only pleasant for daytime rests and activities such as swimming and overnight stays; it is...

Personal Locator Beacons

An inexpensive emergency assistance solution Over the past few years Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) have become popular with trekkers, backpackers and deep woods hikers. But...

Situational Awareness

Paying attention to your location Have you ever been driving in your car and realized that you aren’t really paying attention and may have even...

Launch Ramp Safety

Checking your trailer and launch ramp safety Trailer boating is perhaps the best way to experience the joy of being on the water. With your...

Shore Power Cords Safety Part 2

Safety tips for safe use of marine shore power cords In the last issue of Power Boating Canada magazine we looked at some of the...

Emergency Preparedness

Three priorities you need to know. Most of our boating activity occurs under ideal or close to ideal conditions. Sometimes maybe we hit some bad...

Shore Power Cords Safety Part 1

Safe handling tips for shore power connections. By Mark King Strolling the docks of many marinas it is still common to see improper shore power connections....

Running Aground

A shoal is not the best place to be on. It was a perfect Thanksgiving weekend. After a rather blustery week, the weekend was to...

Kids On Board

Preparing your children for boating A few years ago I presented a column with information on how to keep your children active and safe on...

Smart Choice

Lifejacket selection is best made with full knowledge. Is it time for Transport Canada to change its game in the lifejacket recommendation department? Perhaps Canadian...

What’s Your Hook?

The correct anchor choice brings easy sleep. We’ve all seen it happen. A boat arrives in an anchorage, the anchor is set, and a short...

Think Spring

Preparedness includes a safety tune-up As the winter winds down and the cover comes off your boat you are likely ready with cleaners and waxes...