Always Say Yes

A Lesson in How to Have Fun Over a year ago, a small group in the Houston Squadron were discussing a trip to the British Virgin Islands.  It was one of those “sounds like fun, but it will cost too ...
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Offshore Fishing with a Twist

Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon Let’s talk about offshore fishing, with a little twist on the topic. Apparently offshore fishing is fun! More especially it’s fun with light winds, moderate wave action, a stable boat, and fish that are biting ...
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See and Be Seen On the Water with MMSI

Why MMSI? Any boater could face a sudden situation caused by a fire, collision, capsize, sinking boat or medical emergency. With a registered VHF radio using MMSI, your emergency situation is immediately transmitted with critical data to the US Coast ...
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Brunswick Platinum Award for Outstanding Efforts in Boater’s Safety

Texas Marine is great, and the proof is right there in the trophy case!   Over the last five years, Texas Marine and the US Sail and Power Squadron Houston have teamed up to provide more than a hundred Boaters the ...
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So You Think You Can Kayak, Part 3

Part 3 of 3 Personal Protection – Save Your Life with a PFD First is Fit.  Not physically, but that helps.  The fit of your PFD.  No surprise, we are all different in shapes and sizes.  So go to the ...
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Kayak with America's Boating Club Houston

So You Think You Can Kayak, Part 2

Part 2 of 3 Safer Boating with Education Boating safety training and education is easy and there are three excellent options.  One, find an approved online course, take it.  Get your certificate.  The second is a touch better, take the ...
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Kayak with America's Boating Club Houston

So You Think You Can Kayak, But What Are the Chances You Are Wrong?

Part 1 of 3 Getting Ready for the Adventure So, you’ve heard that paddlesports, including those who kayak, is the fastest growing on-the-water sport in the United States.  Right?  Yes, it is! In 2014, 21.7 million Americans enjoyed paddlesports.  Collectively, ...
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What Is a Float Plan?

If you are going for just a few hours on your boat, let someone know where you expect to be and when you expect to return. File a float plan. If you plan a longer cruise, leave a copy of ...
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Boating Laws – Display of Your Boat Number

Display of Your Boat Number • The boat number must be painted on, or otherwise attached to each side of the forward half of the vessel, in such position as to provide easy identification. • The number shall read from ...
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Zebra Mussels!

Zebra Mussels are a highly destructive invasive species in some northern Texas lakes.  Know what you have to do BY LAW to prevent the spread of these critters. View this Texas Parks and Wildlife Video for details. In Texas, the most recent ...
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