The Water Front
The Water Front
What's going On In The Boating World In And Around Oregon
New Oregon Boating Laws:
Alcohol ban on Cottage Grove and Dorena Lakes and surrounding campgrounds. Alcohol Ban is in effect on Cottage Grove and Dorena lakes including Riverside Park, Schwarz Campground and Baker Bay Park.
E15 requires extra vigilance by boaters and anglers.
EPA Expands the E15 Rule (Trade Only Today) 15% ethanol has been approved for 2001-2006 vehicles despite serious concerns by the boating industry that there has been no action to ensure compatible fuels remain available for the nation's 13 million registered boat owners or the hundreds of millions of owners of gasoline-powered equipment. National Marine Manufacturers Association
Good News! Boating Safety is Improving. The NTSB updated their "Most Wanted List" by adding motorcycle safety and dropping recreational boating where it said substantial progress has been made. NTSB Most Wanted List Brochure (PDF)
Whitewater Rafters - Life Jackets Required On All Class III Rapids 1/1/2010 Starting Jan 1, 2010 life jackets are required on Class III rapids. See the Definitions of the various Classes and a listing of Rapid Class by River.
Port of Siuslaw in Florence wins BoatUS Access Award (BoatUS)
It's a Car.. It's a Boat.. It's a Ca'-Boat (Soundings Online)
Do environmentally safe suds really work? (BoatUS results) Choosing a "green cleaner" can be a challenge. Some green products actually clean better. Biodegradability is more important than its initial toxicity. How boat cleaners are used may be as important as selecting the right product. More on the BoatUS Findings on green cleaners.
E-10 (Ethanol) in Gasoline and Where to Find Non-Blended Gas
NEW! Washington Boating Web Portal that consolidates and simplifies access to a variety of information on boating services, rules and regulations, places to boat, fishing licenses, and boating news. http://www.boat.wa.gov was created based on a 2007 survey that showed that boaters desired a centralized web site for boating info.
Boating Safety Guide from BoatUS Foundation. 7 study guides including: Boat Mtce & Winterization; Boating Safety Equipment; Trip Planning and Prep; The Environment; Navigations & Rules of the Road; Emergency Prep and Boating Activities.
Sun Protection for Boaters. Are you covered? (Trailer Boats)