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Embarrassing Boating "Moments"That Many Recreational Boat Owners Are Likely to Experience in the New Year


Landlubbers make resolutions for the New Year. Recreational boaters, however, will usher in 2014 wishing for good fishing, wind in the sail, or a full tank of fuel. But that's not all that sometimes... More

Coast Guard Offers Winter Aquatic Survival Tips


Recently, two geese hunters were treated for hypothermia after their boat capsized on the Conemaugh River in Derry Township outside of Pittsburgh.  The United States Coast Guard and its civilian... More

BoatLocal.com Offers Deal on 5th Annual Trip to Cleveland Boat Show


The staff at BoatLocal.com knows that boating is an expensive hobby.  So each year we try to help some boaters save money by putting together an inexpensive trip to the Mid-America Boat Show at... More

The 12 Days of a Boaters' Christmas


For some reason or another the staff at BoatLocal.com has had a tough time getting in the holiday spirit.  So, like any challenge we face, we decided to take it head on.  So we put on some... More

Five Tips to Prevent Winter From Taking a Bite Out of Your Boat and Trailer


It's already a brutal winter in parts of the country. If your boat and trailer are going to spend the snow season outside exposed to the elements, Boat Owners Association of The United States has... More

Boating on Rivers, Locks and Lakes: New Online Course Can Be Taken at Home


Boating on swift-moving waters, locking through deep, canyon-like lock chambers, and avoiding the daily buzz of commercial ship and barge traffic are some of the most challenging aspects to freshwater... More

Waterway Bill That Passes House Could Have Benefits for Boaters


A bill that the US House of Representatives just passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013, has Boat Owners Association of The United... More

WRRDA Passes House; Bill Now Heads to Senate


The House of Representatives passed, by a strong bipartisan vote of 417 to 3, the Water Resources Reform Development Act (WRRDA), H.R. 3080. Highlights of the bill are noted below: WAVE4... More

Call to Action: Support WRRDA Bill


The following was sent out by the Allegheny River Development Corp., the group working to re-open the closed locks on the Upper Allegheny River: The WRRDA Bill - which contains extremely important... More

What You Need to Know About Ethanol and Boat Insurance Before You Put the Boat Away


Are you putting your boat away for winter soon? Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) says recreational boat owners need to take special precautions with E-10 gas and review their insurance... More

BoatLocal.com Celebrates Cincinnati “Launch” With Giveaways


Cincinnati boaters now have a place to turn for all of their boating info:  BoatLocal.com/Cincinnati .  The newly launched site is a one stop shop for any information related to boating. ... More

Docks with Bad Wiring Continue to Prove Deadly


"Tragic Deaths Were Preventable" - What You Need to Know Last year over Fourth of July weekend, Alexandra Anderson, 13, and her brother, Brayden Anderson, eight, were swimming near... More

River Closure Reminder for Triathalon


All boaters and fishermen heading out on the Ohio River Sunday morning, July 21 are reminded of a river closure from 6:45 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. because of the Cincinnati Triathlon.  The closure will... More

Top 5 Ramp Etiquette Rules for Happy Launching


Impolite, self-centered behavior could well describe a kindergarten sandbox at recess, but it also fits the description of the mayhem that some boat launch ramps experience on a busy summer weekend.... More

Operation Dry Water Returns June 28-30


The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Watercraft and its law enforcement boating partners are joining together in an intensified effort to detect impaired boaters and enforce operating... More

Peak of the Recreational Boating Season Upon Us


Boat Owners Association of The United States ( BoatUS ) says this July 4th holiday week will be a doozie for America's recreational boaters. While boaters will have the best views for waterfront... More

BoatLocal.com Launches New Features Before Upcoming Holiday Weekend


For boaters, Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day are the holidays we cherish most throughout the year.  But of these wonderful weekends, Memorial Day is probably the most anticipated because... More

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Encourages Others to “Wear Your Life Jacket to Work” on May 17


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently announced its support of “Wear Your Life Jacket to Work” Day on May 17, 2013. The Corps joins boating professionals and boating enthusiasts to heighten... More

Memorial Day Weekend Could Spell Trouble for Some Boaters


For many of the nation's 80 million recreational boaters, the upcoming Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the summer boating season. Like a football game "kick-off," boaters will work... More

News From the Rivers... May 7


Safety Courses Scheduled With National Safe Boating Week coming up, now is a good time to sign up for a boating safety course.  Whether you are a novice or an old salt, these... More

Take a Friend Out This Safe Boating Week and Show Them the Ropes


Six Tips in Less Than Six Minutes This National Safe Boating Week, May 18-24, do something different. Take a friend out boating, sailing and fishing and show them a good time - and how easy it... More

USCG Proposes Fee for Documented Vessels


Do you own a federally documented vessel? The U.S. Coast Guard is proposing to charge an annual fee of $26.00 for the renewal of certificates of documentation for recreational boats. While the Coast... More

Welcome to BoatLocal.com: Cincinnati's New Source for Boating News and Info


Boat shows are always known for “teasing” the public with the latest boating innovations.  The 2013 Cincinnati Sport and Travel Show is no different.  There is sure to be a new twist on the... More