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Seasickness or motion sickness - is caused by the displacement of fluids in the inner ear, within the cochlea. The cochlea is the snail-shaped tube that controls our sense of balance. So when the boat rocks, so do the fluids in the cochlea. This... Read more

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August 24-30 has been declared as BC Boating Week by the Boating BC Association and the Province. BC Boating Week recognizes the importance of the recreational boating sector and presents opportunities for those that enjoy being out on the water... Read more

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Cobalt Boats

It’s not uncommon for a day on Shuswap Lake to extend into the evening well after the sun dips below the horizon and night falls on your way back to port. Accidents on the water can potentially happen anytime but when it comes to boating at night... Read more

Shuswap

Marina Sunset

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As thinking and feeling individuals, we really need to take a break from the busy lives that we lead. During such breaks, we might want to do things that help rebuild ourselves. Some turn to gardening. Others direct their attention to making songs... Read more

West Coast

Mussels

Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society

So much of what we love about the lakes in this area – the clean water, beaches, and enjoying leisure time on a boat or paddleboard or from a dock – is at risk because of the small, invasive zebra and quagga mussels... Read more

Shuswap

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Cobalt Boats

It’s not uncommon for a day on Okanagan Lake to extend into the evening well after night falls. Accidents on the water can potentially happen anytime but when it comes to boating at night, be extra cautious by using proper navigation, adhering to... Read more

Okanagan

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Perry Mack

Camping with your boat is a popular pastime and for good reason. It offers all the peacefulness of a quiet anchorage, while allowing you to bring along extra gear, another cooler or two, the ability to create a comfortable atmosphere at your... Read more

Okanagan

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Rachael Merrett

If we are fortunate, we get the privilege of spending time with whales while we are out on the water. Due to this, we need to be aware that new Marine Mammal Regulations have replaced viewing guidelines, and they directly impact recreational... Read more

West Coast

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Henri Bergius

How many times have you stood on the shore watching the sail and power boats go by, wishing you could own one? How many times have you looked at a map of British Columbia’s island-festooned and fjord-riven coast and imagined being anchored among... Read more

West Coast

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National Marine Manufacturers Association

The new Boating Safety Awareness Series brochures are used to help educate consumers on important boating safety guidelines and come available in print or digital for no cost to the recreational marine industry. The brochures cover safety... Read more

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Boating Industry Canada

Recreational boat owners are required to take special precautions with winter storage of E10 (10 percent ethanol) gas. BoatUS provides tips to help prepare boats for hibernation as leaving fuel over long winter storage periods can harm boat... Read more

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Andrew McDonald

Winterizing your boat is important and Andrew McDonald provides a step-by-step on how to shrink-wrap your boat. This process is known to be the best protection but can be a difficult art to master for your first attempt. Save money over time and... Read more

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Safe Boating Council

Don't let the colder weather stop you from getting out on the water this colourful season. The summer crowds have vanished leaving calm water and quiet anchorages. However, with fewer boaters, one must be self-sufficient and below are a few extra... Read more

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lecreusois, https://www.pexels.com/@lecreusois-68145

If you're looking to make your outboard-powered boat run faster, it just takes a little bit of work and attention, because most boats can gain somewhere between 3 and 5 mph. Below are a few different tips to raise your boat’s speed. Read more

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