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MARCH 2021
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Kayak, Canoe & SUP Trails in SWFL

Spring brings great weather and warmer water temperatures, and that makes it the perfect time to set out on a paddling adventure. Whether you opt for a kayak, canoe, or stand-up paddleboard (SUP), you’ll get to enjoy a unique experience that comes from seeing our waterways from water level. Paddling brings you closer to nature and offers access to spots where motorized boats may not be able to reach. Grab a paddle and let’s explore!

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Can Your Boat Go the Distance?

Miscalculating fuel range is a lesson some captains learn the hard way. If you rely solely on your fuel gauge or swear by the info in the manufacturer’s brochure, you probably don’t have an accurate idea of your vessel’s true range. Learn how to determine your boat’s fuel range with some calculation tips from a pro.

 
FUEL RANGE TIPS

Spring Cleaning Your Dock

 

Cleaning your decking is a crucial maintenance step that helps extend its life and keep it in safe working condition. Whether yours is pressure-treated lumber, tropical hardwood, composite decking, or PVC, it’s important to know the best method and detergents for that particular material.

 
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Engine Cut-Off Switch Law

New law takes effect on April 1, 2021
A new federal law requires the operators of boats equipped with engine cut-off switch to use the link (usually a coiled lanyard clipped to clothing or your PFD). The law applies to motorized boats with 3 or more horsepower that are less than 26 feet in length. Learn more about ECOS here.

Fish Like MADD Tournament

April 24, 2021
Fish Like MADD is a new fishing tournament that allows anglers to compete for prizes and bragging rights while supporting a good cause! The event covers all waters in Lee County and is a photo tourney, so you’ll need fishing gear and a smartphone. You can find additional event details and register here.

STAY IN THE KNOW

Remember to follow @GoBoatingFlorida on Facebook and Instagram for the latest photos from the water and special updates for boaters across our coast!
 

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