Wednesday, December 13th, 2017


This week Greg-Your 1st Mate returns after several weeks off to announce new expansion plans for the World of Boating radio show. Plus the crew navigate the latest boating news and information. Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

Comments sought on propeller-strike report The Coast Guard and the American Boat and Yacht Council released a draft report, “Human Factors Analysis of Propeller Strikes,” prepared by CED Investigative Technologies Inc. The report concludes that no universal solution exists to mitigate the risk of injury from accidental contact with boat propellers — an issue that […]

Senator seeks sticker system for boat inspections Posted on 07 February 2012 U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., recently asked the Coast Guard to meet with marine trade groups, boating safety advocates and local law enforcement officials to discuss the implementation of an official inspection sticker system that would better coordinate boater patrols on the Hudson […]

Woman sues boat operator, renter Deondra Scott was seriously injured by a propeller at Lake Norman event in June. By Gary L. Wright By Gary L. Wright The Charlotte Observer Posted: Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012    A Charlotte woman who lost one of her arms and her breasts after being struck by a boat […]

The WOB news team outdid themselves with this story that they passed along to Bill.

10 reasons to bow down before your shark overlords Annalee Newitz Sharks aren’t just scary-looking and deadly. They’re also superpowered. They rarely get sick, never sleep, and possess sensory organs all over their bodies that allow them to smell electricity and see vibrations. Here are ten reasons (plus a bonus extra reason) to bow down […]

Boat Would Sail on Saturn Moon’s Sea NASA is looking at sending a probe to explore the methane oceans of Titan. By Irene Klotz Tue May 10, 2011 07:43 AM ET Scientists are working on a mission to send a robotic boat to explore an extraterrestrial ocean in hopes of learning about how the building […]

     OK, so I’m back. Did y’all miss me? That’s probably a question that’s best left unanswered so let’s just leave that one hanging for a bit while we get down to business. Since I work in the marine industry Monday through Friday dealing with the serious issues involving boats, their owners, and dealers […]

You would think the answer to this question would be obvious. However, here at “Florida By Water” we are not the kinds to answer a question without first doing our research. You’d think that this kind of research would be one of those jobs that most people would gladly volunteer for. But don’t make any […]