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A friend of mine recently took a pretty bad spill from the flybridge of a boat into the cockpit.  She slipped on the top step and fell forward, landing on her head and neck in somewhat of an incomplete somersault on the hard cockpit about 6 feet below.  She was unconscious for approximately 7-10 minutes, and when […]


As the Waters of Lake Lanier Rise…..

by admin on January 26, 2013

What a difference a month can make!  On December 26th of 2012, Lake Lanier was at 1057.5 feet of elevation and as I sit here and draft this entry one month later, we’re at 1062.3 feet, almost 5 feet higher. Two of those feet came in a single week of time according to this Gainesville […]


Independence Day Weekend Boating on Lake Lanier

June 28, 2011

Independence Day weekend is one of our busiest of the year.  This holiday weekend seems to attract more boaters to Lake Lanier than any other, rivaled only by the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends.  Lake Lanier offers a lot of activities for the weekend, with fireworks displays by University Yacht Club and Lake Lanier […]

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Spring Boating on Lake Lanier

March 19, 2011

Spring Boating on Lake Lanier Another beautiful spring is upon us on Lake Lanier.  After a tough winter, the weather has seemingly broken just in time for the inaugural Full Moon Party at Sunset Cove.  While it’s too early to get complacent about freezes, this weather is too tempting to leave the boat winterized “just […]

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Sunset on Lake Lanier

March 17, 2011

A beautiful sunset on the lake this evening

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Winter on Lake Lanier Photo Contest

January 14, 2011

The TowBoatUS Lake Lanier Winter Photo Contest is On! It’s safe to say we’re going a little stir crazy here, trapped for nearly a week now by our recent snow/ice storm!  The Atlanta Boat Show started today, and we’re there, while still keeping you covered on the lake, of course.  So, how to have some […]

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Fuel Your Boat Safely

November 12, 2010

  According to the US Coast Guard, most fires and explosions on boat occur during or immediately after fueling.  I’ve witnessed several fires close to or at fuel docks, all of which cause at least minor injuries, and in a couple of cases, pretty serious injuries, not to mention the property damage.  I’ve also witnessed […]

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Fall Boating on Lake Lanier

October 27, 2010

It’s a Beautiful, but Potentially Dangerous Time of Year on the Lake About a month ago, around 9:30pm or so, responding to a call, and noticed a law enforcement vessel spotlighting the shoreline. My call was canceled, and I was able to attract the searcher’s attention. They were looking for a boy that had become […]

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Soft Grounding

September 15, 2010

Over Labor Day weekend this year, we had an unusually large number of soft groundings.  A couple of factors played into this “bubble”, mainly wind and wave action over the weekend.  All of these incidents could have been prevented fairly easily. First, let’s cover what a “soft grounding” is, by way of example.  Lets say […]

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