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Washington State BUI Statute

Washington State’s New “Drunk Boating” Statute is Now in Effect.  Big Changes are Now if Effect.    The Washington Legislature enacted new boating safety laws in 2013.  Included in the enactment are amendments to RCW 79A.60 (Regulation of Recreational Vessels) The new amendments place new restrictions and penalties governing alcohol consumption while operating a vessel.  … Continue reading »

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Do You Wear a Life Jacket?

Do you wear a life jacket? This is almost as controversial a subject as choosing an anchor.  (We won’t go into that:  too dangerous.) Wearing or not wearing a “personal flotation devise” (PFD) is a choice that should be considered carefully. In our cruising waters (the Pacific NW) sometimes it’s an easy decision.  The water … Continue reading »

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