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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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    Categories: Captain John's Log

    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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