Boat show

It’s National Safe Boating Week!

Sadly, we missed Wear Your Lifejacket to Work Day. (It was May 17.) But we can still remind boaters of safety tips as the summer boating season heats up. “We are excited to join forces with partners around the world to encourage everyone to wear a life jacket when on the water and always boat…

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What not to do on the Cuyahoga River

We get it. The Cuyahoga River is pure joy on a sunny summer day, a smooth spot for cruising, whether you’re on a jet ski, kayak or stand-up paddleboard. But the river is still a federal shipping channel. And those giant freighters have very little room to maneuver. So play it safe. Here’s what not…

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How to buy a boat launch pass from Cleveland Metroparks

If you’re launching your boat at a Cleveland Metroparks ramp this summer, you need to buy a pass. The passes are good for any Metroparks boat ramp, through December 2019. The passes will be available online soon. Meanwhile, you can buy annual passes for $30 at Edgewater Beach House, East 55th Street Marina and Wildwood…

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North Coast Power Squadron offers safe boating class

Want to drive a power boat this summer? For any boat with more than 10 horsepower, Ohio law requires an boating education course for all boaters born after Jan. 1, 1982. Since most courses take several weeks, you might as well start soon. You can find the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ list of courses…

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A catamaran power boat?

The World Cat catches eyes at the Progressive Cleveland Boat Show. It has two hulls, making the bow a rectangle, rather than a triangle. The catamaran hulls make the boat more efficient and give it a shallower draft, said Bob Dayhoff of Worldcat. The boat is wider than a similar-sized bowrider, and not as tipsy.…

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