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Cold Water Boat Safety


Last week the weather was nice, temperatures were warm and none of you would have listened to me. . . . This week the reality of springtime in Nebraska has slapped us in the face, again.  Maybe I can get a few of you to consider some things. . . . I know we are all anxious to get on the water this time of year, and I know we love a warm spring afternoon.  But, even on those afternoons …

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No Excuses


I usually post a water/boat safety reminder in the early spring when the water is cold.  I did not this spring, but with the heat of summer and peak activity on the water, this is a good time to mention it again.  Unfortunately, it seems like there has been a story about some tragedy on the water someplace in Nebraska nearly every weekend this summer. My buddy Greg blogged last week about The Worst Excuses for Not Wearing a Life …

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Boat Safe


I got a reminder from our Boating Law Administrator that this week is the National Association of State Boating Law Administrator’s Spring Aboard Campaign to remind folks to complete a boating safety course! Yes, somewhere in my wallet is a boater safety card. . . . If you check the 2018 Boating Guide, right up front, you will find the requirements for operating a motorboat in Nebraska and the boater safety requirements: Many of you will be required to take …

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Nebraska Game and Parks Reminds Boaters of Certification Requirement

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LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reminds Nebraska boaters that any operator of a motorboat or personal watercraft born after Dec. 31, 1985 is required to be certified in boater safety. In addition to successfully completing a boating safety course, the operator must be in possession of a valid certificate. Nonresidents may present a certificate from their state. To bring attention to boating safety, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators has declared April as National Take …

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Wear It !

May 18-24 is National Safe Boating Week, http://www.safeboatingcampaign.com/index.html . This is a good reminder for all of us. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSoyoGzSgRc[/youtube] I have seen some statistics on boating accidents in Nebraska last year.  There were 8 boating and boating-related fatalities last year; in 5 of those 8 cases a life jacket would have been a life saver if it had been worn!  In the other 3 cases traumatic injury was the cause of the fatality.

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