IN JUNE, members who are part of our BoatU.S. Trailer
will receive a Special
Edition full of towing information. The
guide offers chapters on trailers, brakes,
tires, new tow vehicles, hitches, ramp tips,
and how to avoid breakdowns.
Trailer Assist ($14/year) is our on-the-road service that helps you on the side
of the road, or gets you to a repair shop
within 100 miles. All BoatU.S. members
have $50 roadside assistance.
The 2013 Guide To Trailering is one of
the many benefits of Trailer Assist. You’ll
also receive a $15 West Marine coupon,
good with a $100 purchase (this alone
covers the cost of Trailer Assist!), two
“BoatU.S. Special Trailering Editions” and
six “E-Editions” filled with great articles,
seasonal maintenance advice, useful
techniques, and new products. To add
Trailer Assist to your membership,
call 800-395-2628 or visit
WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?
China Daily reported in February that a state-owned shipyard there was gearing up to build a ship for Australian mining billionaire Clive Palmer. The 885-foot ship, scheduled for a maiden voyage in 2016, is a replica of its
famous namesake, and will be christened Titanic
“not too superstitious” about recreating the ill-fated White Star liner. He hoped to travel third class
on the maiden voyage, “like Leonardo does” in
the movie. — C.L.
II. Palmer told Reuters news service that he was
NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY OPEN FOR BUSINESS!
HURRICANE SANDY LEFT BOATERS in New York and New Jersey
wondering if there would be a boating season in 2013, but contrac-
tors hit the water in early March and have been working seven days a
week removing storm-related debris from channels and inlets. While
hazards still exist in some areas, considerable progress has been
made, and more waterways are being cleared every day. To provide
updated information on the restoration efforts taking place in New
Jersey, the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey (MTA NJ) created
GoBoatingNJ.org. On the water videos and photos highlight some of the most popular boating
areas so you can see firsthand which waterways are open and ready for the season. And if you
need to go mobile, Dozier’s Waterway Guide is working on a free app that accesses the infor-
mation on the status of marinas and what services they can provide ( www.waterwayguide.com/
superstorm-sandy). The app will be available for the boating season and is being sponsored
by BoatU.S., TowBoatU.S., the Association of Marina Industries, Monmouth University’s Urban
Coast Institute, and the National Marine Manufacturer’s Association. So put Sandy behind you.
Step aboard your boat, take your mobile device with you, and go boating!
PHOTO: MTA NJ
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