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APRIL 2022
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Don’t Let Docking in the Wind
Blow Your Day on the Water

Springtime in southwest Florida is notorious for blustery days and the challenges that creates being on the water, but it can be even more problematic for boaters returning to the dock. This month’s blog reviews docking techniques, including using momentum to “throw” your boat at the dock as well as the benefits of using spring lines and throttle control for a smooth landing. So no matter which way the wind blows, you’ll find some great boat handling tips that will have you navigating your dock approach with confidence.

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Captain Terry’s Spring Fishing Report

Capt. Terry says fishing this spring has been great despite wind woes that have sidelined many offshore anglers. Follow along with his recommendations and check out some recent catch pics, from gag grouper to redfish to snapper.

 
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10 First-Time Boating Tips for New Boaters

If you’re new to boating, looking to buy for the first time, or just renting a boat, it can be a bit daunting. No worries as our friends at Discover Boating are here to help you along your voyage with some expert tips.

   
EXPLORE TIPS

BOATING SAFETY

 

SWFL Boater’s Survival Guide
In 2019, the Coast Guard counted 4,168 boat accidents that involved 613 deaths, 2,559 injuries and approximately $55,000,000 in property damage as a result of recreational boating accidents. Operator inexperience is one of the primary contributing factors in accidents. No matter where you’re cruising in SWFL, these boating safety reminders will help you avoid drama, danger, and disaster on the water. Learn about these valuable safety tips in our blog.

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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