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Captain's Log :: Archived in "January 1, 2012"

You know your a pro fisherman when...

January 13, 2012

* You have a shiner dangling from your rear view mirrow because you think it makes a good air freshener.
* Your wedding party had to tie tin cans to the back of your whaler.
* You call your boat "sweetheart" and your wife "grady"
* Hiller's Sport shop has your credit card number on file.
* You keep a ugly stick by your favorite chair to change the tv channels with.
* You get 40 to life because...

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Enjoy the Off-Season, But Plan for Emergencies

January 13, 2012

By John M. Malatak, Chief, Program Operations, U.S. Coast Guard, Boating Safety Division

Proper planning can help reduce the risks of off-season boating.
Boating Safety

I love boating in the fall. The colors of the trees lining the shore of the Potomac River, where I do most of my boating, are bursting with bright yellows, brilliant oranges and deep reds. The slight nip in the air mixed with...

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