A lifetime boater, James F. Crounse owned and operated a year-round powerboat and equipment rental business on the Intracoastal Waterway in Brevard County, Florida for 10 years; from 1998 through 2008. He witnessed, observed, and/or dealt with the repercussions of countless common sense-defying boating mistakes and mishaps, some of which you just wouldn't believe, the vast majority being easily preventable.
This decade covering more than 4,000 powerboat rentals provided James with the skills, expertise and savvy that he shares in his book; BOATING SAVVY: What KNOT TO Do™, an insightful, informative and current guide that outlines often-overlooked and lesser-known keys to safe and smart recreational power boating that you won't find anywhere else. It offers excellent safety advice, helpful how-to info, wise ways to avoid a variety of costly problems, and even a few tips that will save you fuel while boating. (It has very little to do with actual knots;)
Completely immersed in the marine industry, and practically married to his business, he learned a multitude of valuable safety practices, tried-and-true methods, and (nearly) fool-proof procedures. However he soon determined that a disturbingly high percentage of self-proclaimed boaters are blissfully unaware of "boatloads" of important safety precautions and guidelines. Within his first year in business, he came to the definite conclusion that the mere status of boat ownership in no way guarantees that one will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to be a good and safe boater.
What James learned to do and not to do in terms of safe and smart boating during his days on the water and the docks assisting thousands of customers, he hopes to convey to you for the safety of you, your family and passengers, your boat, and your environment.
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