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BARD Training Materials: an Index

A number of materials have been created as part of a package to assist boat builders in using the U.S. Coast Guard Boating Accident Report Database (BARD) to Post Sale (after sale) monitor their boats for being involved in accidents. The hope is that boat builders will use that information to improve the safety of […]

BARD Training Videos for boat builders & others

Training videos / Tutorials on how to use the U.S. Coast Guard Boating Accident Report Database (BARD) produced by Gary Polson of PropellerSafety.com / Polson Enterprises. We hope these videos encourage boating safety professionals and those developing boating safety related products to use the BARD database to better understand boating accidents and to optimize their […]

BARD Training Support Materials

U.S. Coast Guard Boating Accident Report Database (BARD) training support materials provided by PropellerSafety.com. These materials will help you get the most out of our BARD training videos. Disclaimer This is not professional advice. All materials provided here are for educational purposes. BARD Worksheets Two items that can specifically assist boat builders in applying our […]

BARD database search strategies for boat builders paper

U.S. Coast Guard Boat Accident Report Database (BARD) search strategies and methods for boat builders are presented in a paper by Gary Polson of PropellerSafety.com / Polson Enterprises. We produced a series of videos in an attempt to expose members of the boating industry to the BARD database. We particularly encourage boat builders to use […]

Media Coverage of our BARD Training Materials

We will be announcing the release of our package of BARD training materials on several outlets and encouraging them to spread the word as well. We will be keeping track of some of those announcements below. Our Basic Announcement PropellerSafey.com announces the release of a series of nine training videos on use of the U.S. […]

Post Sale monitoring boats for safety hazards: Introduction to our coverage

This series of posts discusses the duty of boat manufacturers, marine drive manufacturers, and other boating product manufacturers to monitor their products after sale to identify potential safety issues. Manufacturers are legally required to warn boaters (customers) of significant risks discovered after sale. These posts are NOT professional legal advice. They were written to stimulate […]

Boat or Boat Motor Struck Submerged Dredge Pipe: Exemplar Boat Accidents

The Storm Lake Iowa Laass v. Brunswick case has focused attention on boats and marine drives striking submerged or floating dredge pipes / dredge lines. In the Storm Lake accident, a ten year old boy, David Paul McFarlin was killed on May 31, 2010. A 175 HP Mercury outboard struck a submerged dredge pipe, flipped […]