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ABYC Consolidated Boat Warnings: a review

Back in May 2015, American Boat & Yacht Council, ABYC, released their consolidated boat warnings. ABYC grouped several warnings together for helm and transom warnings on specific types of boats. Earlier, we furnished a history of the development of ABYC’s consolidated warnings. The Importance and Timeliness of This Review Due to our specific interest in […]

DJ Laz is Back!

DJ Laz, well known South Florida DJ, and the boat operator during a fatal boating accident in early May 2014, dropped out of public view following the accident. Previously, we covered DJ Laz pulling the plug on his huge online social media presence during our discussion of Legal Aspects of Social Media & Boat Propeller […]

Legal Aspects of Social Media & Boat Propeller Accidents: DJ Laz example

Social Media posts, photographs, and videos from Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Flickr, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google Plus, YouTube, and others are becoming increasingly important in accident cases (auto accidents, workplace accidents, etc.). This post will focus more specifically on the legal aspects of sharing and social network Social Media with respect to boat propeller accidents, and […]

Size of the Recreational Boat Replacement Propeller Market

Many have suggested the boating industry’s objections to propeller guards may be profit motivated. Some propeller safety advocates and some of those struck by propellers suggest the industry does not want to use propeller guards because guards will reduce the number of dinged up and bent propellers that need replacing. Fewer bent or damaged props […]