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The National Marine Manufacturer’s Association (NMMA) reports Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has approved allowing wakesurfing behind boat propelled by propellers OR water jets, but ONLY if the propulsion system was specifically designed by the manufacturer for use in wakesurfing. Previously the State of Pennsylvania only allowed wake surfing behind direct drives (inboards). NMMA notes the changes/revisions were written broad enough to allow future innovations and will take effect in early 2018.

Volvo Penta FWD photo

Volvo Penta FWD photo

The real force behind the change is Volvo Penta’s FWD drive. When the drive first came out our coverage noted its possible use in wakesurfing applications and suggested its safety in those applications be evaluated. Read More→

0 Categories : Regulations

Stop the Bleed

by Gary

Stop the Bleed program logo

Stop the Bleed program logo

New York University at Winthrop has expanded their “Stop the Bleed” education program for first responders in Nassau County New York to include law enforcement, school educators, and others in response to a boat propeller accident.

The program now trains citizens to assist in bleeding emergencies before professionals arrive on the scene. The goal being to reduce the number of bleeding deaths. While the program is now part of an effort to prepare areas responding to mass casualties and acts of terrorism, it began in response to a boat propeller accident. Read More→

0 Categories : Medical