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Basic Boating Safety Tips

Published on April 28, 2022

No matter how much experience you have, it’s always a good idea for everyone to review boating safety rules before departures. Read below to familiarize yourself with these 10 basic boating safety tips: Be Weather-wise Always check local weather conditions before departure - TV and radio forecasts can be a good source of information. If you notice darkening clouds, volatile and rough changing wind...

Does Your Boat Insurance Policy Cover Zebra Mussels?

Published on August 22, 2018

As you likely already know, Zebra mussels have become a growing problem in Manitoba. Zebra mussels are D-shaped, fingernail-sized mollusks with light and dark brown stripes. Unlike other mollusks, they have hair-like filaments called byssal threads which they use to attach themselves to hard surfaces such as boats, docks, water-intake pipes and even the shells of other mussels. Zebra mussels are a...