Archive for Hot Foot

NBSAC public comment on recent propeller accidents

In advance of the October 21-22, 2016 National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) 96th meeting, the U.S. Coast Guard requested public comments on items on the agenda. The announcement was published in the September 26th Federal Register and the public was given 5 days to respond. One of the topics to be presented at the […]

Nichols Marine Tournament Series Championship Grand Lake September 2015

I attended day one of the 19-20 September 2015 Nichols Marine Tournament Series Championship bass tournament at Wolf Creek boat ramp on Grand Lake. This was a chance to see the Wolf Creek ramp facilities in action during a large tournament (195 boats) prior to the Bassmaster Classic in March 2016 as well as to […]

Foot Throttles: Boat Propeller Safety Devices

Many may not even be aware of foot throttles for boats, let alone their role as a propeller safety device. Foot throttles are connected to the engine by a cable similar to the current hand throttle/shifters. It usually takes a longer cable to reach further forward to the foot throttle. Some DIY installers are leaving […]