Ocean Friendly Gardens

(Excerpts from Surfrider’s Ocean Friendly Gardens Program) Most people do not really have the ocean in mind while they are working on their backyards.  After all, what does a garden have to do with the ocean? For those of us living in the coastal areas, urban runoff is often the primary source of ocean pollution. Moving and cleaning water uses lots of energy, which can contribute to...
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Foul Weather Preparation for Boaters

Boaters probably already know that wind, waves, tides, currents and fog can cause problems for them, and result in accidents and the release of gasoline, oil, chemicals and other pollutants into the environment.  Weather conditions can change suddenly anywhere and at anytime.  The simple process of checking the weather before departing and while underway is important both for your safety and to...
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Go Green With Duffy Boats

Automobiles are not the only form of transportation that can be green. There are boat manufacturers who are making zero emission boats too. One such company is Duffy Boats. Boating has never been so GREEN, on a Duffy Electric boat there is no gas or oil required, running purely on a 48 volt electric engine which powers the propeller, steering system, and operating system. The boat is powered...
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Solar Dinghy

More and more boats are coming into market with alternative fuels. Look at this Solar Dinghy. It is the first boat to incorporate solar power into its construction. A skiff 11.2 ft long that employs an electric motor ran by a 12 volt battery and charged by 100 watt of solar panels. They are incorporated into the construction of the hull. The design was taken from a wooden boat of the...
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Dogs Love Boating Too!

Face it, us two-legged people are not the only ones who love boating. There are many four-legged, furry types who enjoy a day out on the water as much as we do. If you have ever hesitated about bringing your best friend along on the boat, think again! Next time you are taking your boat out for a spin, take your dog along! If you still have doubts, check out these...
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Why Go To A Boatshow?

Why would you visit a boat show to shop for a boat? Well, there are lots of variety of boats, different models, different dealers. The quantity and choices create competition among the dealers, and that is a good deal for the consumers. That is just one example, just listen to the “Boating Guy”, he thinks it’s a good idea to go to a boat...
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