GBCA news article for August, 2017

July 15, 2017

Galveston Bay Cruising Association - August News 2017

by Kelly Dees, July 2017

Fun Summer of Rum Races

GBCA members and guests are enjoying a fun summer of Rum Races. We have an average of 70 boats out sailing on the scheduled Saturday afternoons.

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Life Jackets 101

June 16, 2017

life jacket 101 & other information - seabrook marina

Life Jackets are for Everyone

By BoatUS.org & Life Jackets-101 Guide presented by: SkiSafe Boat Insurance

A life jacket (or Personal Flotation Device - PFD) is the single most important piece of equipment on your boat and the most important consideration should be size. More than two-thirds of all boating fatalities are drowning incidents and 90% of drowning victims were not wearing a life jacket. So buy a life jacket that you will wear ... it could save your life.

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10th Annual Shootout - Outlaw Challenge

June 16, 2017

10TH ANNUAL SHOOTOUT - OUTLAW CHALLENGE - seabrook texas

The biggest performance boat ever in Texas

Seabrook Marina has Boat Slips available for the weekend and some right on the Clear Lake Channel for VIP viewing of all the boats roaring past.

Article by Speed Boat Magazine

TEXAS OUTLAW CHALLENGE - JUNE 21-25, 2017

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10 Tips for the Hurricane Season in South Texas

June 14, 2017 2 Comments

Seabrook Marina J and I dock after hurricane Ike near Galveston Bay
The Boating Magazine gives some really good tips on hurricane preparedness and we have some great links for information when, what and how about Hurricane preparedness and especially in the Seabrook area.

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Boating under the Influence Guide

May 12, 2017

Seabrook Marina Safety TipBUI is just as deadly as drinking and driving!

Did you know:

  • A boat operator is likely to become impaired more quickly than a driver, drink for drink?
  • The penalties for BUI can include large fines, revocation of operator privileges and serious jail terms?
  • The use of alcohol is involved in about a third of all recreational boating fatalities?

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GBCA Racing Update

April 14, 2017 1 Comment

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Coast Guard Approved Extinguishers

April 13, 2017

approved fire extinguishers
Coast Guard approved extinguishers required for boats are hand portable, either B-I or B-II classification and have a specific marine type-mounting bracket. Look for the part of the label that says "Marine Type USCG". It is recommended the extinguishers be mounted in a readily accessible position, away from the areas where a fire could likely start, such as the galley or the engine compartment.

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Race to the Border 2017 for Offshore Racers & Cruisers

April 13, 2017

RACE TO THE BORDER 2017 - TEXAS - TRUE NORHT MARINE SPONSOR

ATTENTION All Offshore Racers & Cruisers
Race Start: June 3rd
Destination: South Padre Island
Come Join Us for a Kickoff Party at the GBCA Clubhouse - Located in Watergate Yachting Center
April 15th, from 2-6 pm

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Boat Show Texas - South West International Boat Show 2017

April 05, 2017

Boat Show Texas - South West International Boat Show 2017

Show Hours

Thursday, April 6:             12Noon – 7pm
Friday, April 7:                   12Noon -7pm
Saturday, April 8:              10am -7pm
Sunday, April 9:                 10am -6pm

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Preparing Your Boat for the Season

March 18, 2017

 PREPARING YOUR BOAT FOR THE SEASON PRE-SEASON CHECKLIST

It is that time of the year again. The weather is improving and boating is in the air!

We have found a comprehensive list for your pre-season checklist to prepare your boat for the upcoming spring and summer season. 

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Spring Pre-Season Checklist for Boats

March 17, 2017

Content By Boat Safe  It is that time of the year again. The weather is improving and boating is in the air!  We have found a comprehensive list for your pre-season checklist to prepare your boat for the upcoming spring and summer season.
Preparing Your Boat for the Season

In order to assure a safe and uneventful season here in Galveston Bay Texas, you need to make sure that you go through the list below and take a note of any discrepancies that need attention. 

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How to Transport Your Boat Safely

February 18, 2017 2 Comments

Seabrook Marina transportation services

A boat is an expensive investment that can often be tricky to transport if the owner does not have a vehicle and trailer capable of hauling it. Boat transportation services are designed for consumers who want safe and efficient shipping.

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