In this article we spoke with Tower, our preferred insurance partner, to discuss the 5 common boating claims they have seen over the past couple of summers.
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Winterising your boat
A few simple steps to winterise your boat now, can save you a lot of aggravation and expense come summer.
Checking your battery
Avoid ruining a day on the water by making sure your battery is in good nick.
All about flares
If you're in an emergency and you need to attract attention, you need to know how to use flares safely and effectively.
Do you have a callsign?
All VHF radio transmissions in New Zealand are legally required to be individually identifiable, and the best way to do this is with a callsign.
Looking after your lifejackets
Read our tips on how to best care for your lifejacket over the years.
Taking care of your trailer
We give you tips on how to keep your boat trailer in top condition.
The five principles of FishCare
FishCare promotes best practice techniques to help people contribute to fishery and environmental sustainability.
VHF radio and Nowcasting channels
Broken down, need a tow, or simply looking to make a trip report? Use these VHF channels to contact us.
Check your fuel before summer
If your boat has been laid up over winter, now’s a good time to check over it before you head back out.
Making a Bar Crossing Report
Crossing a bar is dangerous. A Bar Crossing Report can be made via VHF radio or cellphone, to let Coastguard know and keep watch as you head out over a bar.
Rent a lifejacket
To help keep you safe out on the water, Coastguard Northern Region – with the help of our friends at Hutchwilco – operate a lifejacket rental service to cover you no matter what situation you're faced with.
When to check your gear through the year
Here's a handy checklist for when it comes to checking the gear aboard your boat.
Boatie's Best Mate.
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