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7 Crazy Things That Are Going To Happen As Sea Levels Rise

In the movie The Day After Tomorrow, the entire earth is struck by a catastrophic weather pattern that causes a massive rise in sea levels and ushers in a new ice age. It’s a pretty cheesy movie that is high on special effects and low on quality acting. How likely is an event like that? Will we be struck by some sort of rogue storm that transforms the face of the planet. Probably not. But we do know that sea levels are rising and it certainly is changing the face of the earth. Although it’s happening at a much slower rate, the long term effects will be incredibly devastating. In this post we’re going to explain why sea levels are...

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There's A Lot Of Trash In The Ocean. Here's How To Help.

Let’s start this article with a really depressing fact (just what you wanted to hear): The ocean is full of garbage. Most people have some sense of this. After all, for the last 30 years, we’ve been told that we need to reduce, reuse, and recycle. But new studies are revealing just how much garbage is in the ocean. And it’s somewhat alarming. The recent search for Malaysian Airlines flight 370 has shown that there are massive patches of garbage floating in the ocean. These patches aren’t small either. We’re not talking a few pieces of debris. These are enormous, island-like patches, containing hundreds of thousands of pieces of garbage.

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A Step-By-Step Guide To Creating A Float Plan

Few things are better than a day on the water, right? The sun, the wind in your face, the water lapping calmly against the boat. It’s peaceful. Relaxing. Calm. If you’re more of the adventurous type, maybe you’ll strap on some water skis and go flying around a lake. Or maybe you’re headed to deep water to catch a monster. When you go out on the water, you probably tell your spouse or friends where you’re headed and approximately what time you’ll be back. Or maybe you leave a note attached to the refrigerator that only contains the words, “Be back around 7”. Or maybe you don’t tell anyone where you’re going. You’re an adult after all! You can do...

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10 Important Things To Know About Boat Insurance

You just bought a really sweet boat. A fine piece of watercraft that will allow you to zip about on a body of water with the wind in your hair and the water on your face. You can’t wait to get out there and start using it. To glide over the water on waterskis. To sip a cold beverage while being gently rocked by the waves. To embarrass your kids by wearing a Speedo that’s two sizes two small. To take guests out for pleasure cruises on moonlit evenings.  But before you can get down to business, there’s one crucial piece of information you need to consider: boat insurance.  

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The Ultimate Sailing Packing List

Exciting times for you! You’re going on a sailing trip, off to see the world, to feel the breeze on your face and the salt on your lips. You’re going to be getting your sea legs and spending time on the Big Blue. You’re excited, and rightfully so. You’ve got a lot to look forward to! If you’ve never sailed (or even if you have), it can be a little overwhelming trying to figure out what to pack. After all, you’re going to be away from your home, away from the conveniences you know, and (gasp!) away from wifi.

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