The Pesky Problem of Dealing with Boat Pests

Boat Stationed on the RiverThe dog days of summer are behind us, and boat owners across New England are getting ready to say goodbye to their watercraft for the winter. Before you pack it up for the season and get cozy indoors where it’s nice and warm, remember that pests will be looking to do the same—and they may choose your boat as a place to make themselves comfortable. From prevention to resolution, here’s how you should be dealing with boat pests, now and year-round. [Read more…]

How to Increase Fuel Efficiency when Boating

A fishing boat in a lake refueling at a dock gas pump.On a perfect day out on the water, you could expect to burn dozens of gallons of gas. With the current price of gas, that can become a very expensive outing very quickly – especially if you have to rely on the fuel station at the marina, which tends to run even higher than traditional gas stations. Fortunately, there are some simple strategies you can follow to reduce fuel usage with your boat, saving you money and cutting down on emissions. Let’s review some tips on how to increase fuel efficiency when boating. [Read more…]

Be Mindful of These 3 Unsafe Boating Conditions

A moderate-sized fishing boat tied to a concrete dock.Spring is upon us, which is the perfect time to prepare your boat for the warm seasons ahead. While de-winterizing your boat may be top of mind, there are some other safety considerations that you should brush up on before docking your vessel. Three avoidable – but often unconsidered – causes of serious injury while boating includes electrocution, carbon monoxide poisoning, and injuries caused by propellors. Let’s review these unsafe boating conditions and how you can properly prepare and equip yourself to deal with them. [Read more…]

What Does It Mean to Bundle Your Insurance Policies?

The inside of a tiled garage with a white minivan and black ATV parked inside, meant to represent the benefits of bundling your insurance policies.Insurance is a necessary expense for most households, but it doesn’t have to be an investment that breaks the bank. You want to be sure you’re getting the best coverage for your possessions while also utilizing possible discounts. If you’re the owner of both a home and a vehicle, there’s likely an opportunity to secure savings by bundling your policies. Beyond savings, you can also take advantage of the other benefits bundling has to offer. Let’s discuss what it means to bundle your insurance policies and all the perks that come with doing so. [Read more…]

Why You Need Boating Insurance

Man boating on lakeWhen purchasing a boat, insurance is often the last thing on new owner’s minds. When it does cross their mind, they usually believe the myth that their homeowner’s insurance covers their boat. Homeowner’s insurance often times will cover boats without engines, or those with extremely small engines—this usually only covers a sailboat. Most boats have more potential risk surrounding them, which is why boat owner’s insurance is important. Learn why you probably need boating insurance and the liabilities it protects against. [Read more…]

Do You Need Boat Insurance for Your Craft?

Boat Insurance, TJ Woods Insurance Agency, Worcester, MAEven more than homes or cars: boats – and watercraft in general – come in a staggering array of shapes, sizes, and roles. From single person personal watercraft to marina yachts, their housing, transportation, and costs vary widely. With such varied values and risks, and different locations for these risks to occur, it can be difficult for owners to judge the risk and necessity to insure the watercraft, especially when both Homeowners’ Insurance and Car Insurance can also provide coverages. This article goes over what coverage these insurances provide, as well as situations where you’ll need additional coverage. [Read more…]