Tuesday, November 20, 2012

PA Safe Boater Course





The PA Safe Boater Course is a basic introduction to safe boating and meets today's requirements of boater certification for Pennsylvania and New Jersey.



This course is FREE!



After successful completion of this course you will receive a temporary PA Safety Education Certificate. This certificate can then be used to apply for a permanent PA Boating Safety Education Card - a $10 fee to the PA Fish and Boat Commission.

Basic Facts:Who can attend this course? Any PA resident 12 years of age or older.

Is this required to operate a PWC (Jet Ski) in Pennsylvania? Yes, this certificate is required to operate a PWC in Pennsylvania.

Is this required to operate a motorboat in Pennsylvania? Yes, if you where born after January 1st, 1982.

Is this course recognized nationwide? Yes, the PA Safety Education Course is recognized nationwide.


Special note: The State of New Jersey requires a Safety Certificate for all ages.


Join us during these upcoming course dates:



Class Schedule

Two (2) Saturdays from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm



January Class - Saturday January 19th and 26th

February Class - Saturday February 16th and 23rd



Attendance on BOTH days is required to receive your certificate.





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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

End of Season Fender Blowout!

BRAND NEW FENDERS BUT LIMITED QUANTITY SO ACT FAST!! 
All Fenders Come With Full Warranty


5.5"x20" Super Gard - Retail $38.09 - Our Price -$15.00 
Black, Red, White, Green and Sand

6.5"x22" Super Gard - Retail $64.20 - Our Price -$25.00
Red, Navy and Black

6.5"x23" Hull Gard - Retail $47.79 - Our Price -$16.00
Hunter Green

5.5"x20" Hull Gard - Retail $28.57 - Our Price -$13.00
Red




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Friday, September 7, 2012

Early bird winterize special....

Fall is a great time to go boating... but if you are all done for the season consider having your boat winterized early .  The Early Bird discount is in effect till October 4th, 2012!



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Monday, March 19, 2012

How to use a GPS - A USPS Seminar

Optimize Your Boating Experience, Learn to Use Your GPS!

Thursday June 7, 2012 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

video

GPS has become a common tool for navigation. However using GPS on the water is distinctly different from a moving map display in your car.

This seminar explains the principles of waypoint navigation which you will use. It then shows you how to relate the GPS to your charts which provide essential information about what is around you.

The seminar also shows you how to operate your GPS – what all those crazy buttons do, what the screens show, and how to access the functions you need.

A handheld GPS is used as the demonstration model, but all GPS receivers function similarly. By the time you have completed the seminar, you will be able to store waypoints into your GPS, activate them for navigation, and use GPS to keep you on a safe, pre-qualified course of your choosing.

You’ll also get some tips for choosing a GPS if you don’t currently own one.

Participants will receive a copy of the USPS GPS Guide and a waterproof McGraw-Hill Captain’s Quick Guide Using GPS to take aboard to remind you of the steps, or to show another of your crew how to use your GPS.

When: Thursday June 7, 2012 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Where: Peters Marine's Boating Safety and Skills Classroom, 1402 Union Blvd, Allentown, PA

Cost: $27 Materials Fee (Participants will receive a copy of the USPS GPS Guide and a waterproof McGraw-Hill Captain’s Quick Guide Using GPS to take aboard to remind you of the steps, or to show another of your crew how to use your GPS.)

CALL US TODAY to RESERVE your seat: 610-433-1606
Or send us an email to
sales@petersmarine.com


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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Cool new product...

Instead of a boat lift...

Sunstream V-Lift




Monday, February 13, 2012

About Boating Saftey - A USCG Auxilliary Course



Starting April 2, 2012




USCG Auxiliary Upper Reading Flotilla 11-06
Offers Course In Boating Skills & Seamanship (BS&S)


At the Reading Flotilla Training Base
2058 River Road, Reading, PA

On Mondays For 13 Weeks
7:00 PM to 9:15 PM



A US Coast Guard Auxiliary Certificate will be awarded upon completion. Additionally, you will be able to send for a Pennsylvania State Certificate as well.



Pre-Registration is Required
Course is FREE; Cost for Materials and Book is $41.00

Pre Registration will be Monday, 26 March at the Reading Flotilla Training Base at 2058 River Road from
 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
(Payment for the course will be taken & textbooks distributed)


Questions or Additional Information?
Contact:

Barry McElwee at 610-775-1524



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Thursday, January 12, 2012

FREE - US POWER SQUADRON BOATING COURSE

The Squadron Boating Course - by US Power Squadron





ARE YOU AN AVID BOATER LOOKING TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP?



The US Power Squadron will be offering their Squadron Boating Course here at the Peters Marine Safe Boating Classroom. Whether you skipper your own cruiser or paddle a kayak, this course is intended for ALL boaters. In fact, it is meant to be of interest to the whole family, and we encourage your family to attend as a group. It covers the basics you need to know to safely and legally operate your boat or PWC. We believe in safe boating. So if you ever wanted to learn some basic rules of boating and make yourself LEGAL on the water, call us and reserve your seat today.


The Squadron Boating Course:


Class schedule

March Class -- Saturday 17th and 24th from 9am to 1pm

April Class -- Saturday 14th and 21st from 9am to 1pm



Must attend both Saturdays as different topics are covered at each session.



Instruction is FREE.




Reserve your seat today by calling 610-433-1606.


Or email via at sales@petersmarine.com



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Thursday, September 1, 2011

FREE - US POWER SQUADRON BOATING COURSE

The Squadron Boating Course - by US Power Squadron





ARE YOU AN AVID BOATER LOOKING TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP?



The US Power Squadron will be offering their Squadron Boating Course here at the Peters Marine Safe Boating Classroom. Whether you skipper your own cruiser or paddle a kayak, this course is intended for ALL boaters. In fact, it is meant to be of interest to the whole family, and we encourage your family to attend as a group. It covers the basics you need to know to safely and legally operate your boat or PWC. We believe in safe boating. So if you ever wanted to learn some basic rules of boating and make yourself LEGAL on the water, call us and reserve your seat today.


The Squadron Boating Course:



3 Thursday Evenings from 7pm to 9pm



September 8th, 15th, and 22nd



Must attend all dates as different topics are covered at each session.



Instruction is FREE.




Reserve your seat today by calling the Delhigh Power Squadron at 610-994-1705.


Or email via at SEO@delhigh.org


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Friday, June 17, 2011

PA Safe Boater Course

Learn Safe Boating at Peters Marine Service!



The PA Safe Boater Course is a basic introduction to safe boating and meets today's requirements of boater certification for Pennsylvania and New Jersey.






This course is FREE!





After successful completion of this course you will receive a temporary PA Safety Education Certificate. This certificate can then be used to apply for a permanent PA Boating Safety Education Card - a $10 fee to the PA Fish and Boat Commission.

Basic Facts:

Who can attend this course? Any PA resident 12 years of age or older.

Is this required to operate a PWC (Jet Ski) in Pennsylvania? Yes, this certificate is required to operate a PWC in Pennsylvania.

Is this required to operate a motorboat in Pennsylvania? Yes, if you where born after January 1st, 1982.

Is this course recognized nationwide? Yes, the PA Safety Education Course is recognized nationwide.


Special note: The State of New Jersey requires a Safety Certificate for all ages.


Join us during these upcoming course dates:























Summer Class Schedule

Two (2) Thursday Evenings from 6:00 - 9:30pm



July Class - Thursday 21st and 28th

August Class - Thursday 25th and Sept 1st






Attendance on BOTH days is required to receive your certificate.



Reserve your seat today - Call us at 610-433-1606. Or email us at ted@petersmarine.com

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Blackbeard the Pirate


Blackbeard's ship, Queen Anne's Revenge, was found in 1996 off the coast of North Carolina. Since then, more than 250,000 artifacts have been recovered. This article discusses interesting pieces of information about the notorious pirate and has a nice picture of his 3,000lb "everyday anchor" being hauled out of the water.


Click here for the article:
Blackbeard's Anchor Retrieved

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Product Focus - Taylor Pontoon Fender

Looking for a better option to protect your pontoon?


Here is brief Product Focus Presentation on Tayor Made Pontoon Fenders.




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Thursday, March 17, 2011

About Boating Safely - A USCG Auxilliary Course



Flotilla 11-06 of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary is sponsoring an

'About Boating Safely Course'





at Cabela's in Hamburg, PA

Upper Level




This 8 hour course will be held on:

Saturday, May 14th

8:00AM - 5:00PM




A US Coast Guard Auxiliary Certificate will be awarded upon completion. Additionally, you will be able to send for a Pennsylvania State Certificate as well.




Cost for Materials and Book is $35.00



Pre-Registration is Required


Contact:

Barry McElwee at 610-775-1524


Bob Catlin at 508-237-1605







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PA Safe Boater Course

Learn Safe Boating at Peters Marine Service!


The PA Safe Boater Course is a basic introduction to safe boating and meets today's requirements of boater certification for Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
This course is FREE!
After successful completion of this course you will receive a temporary PA Safety Education Certificate. This certificate can then be used to apply for a permanent PA Boating Safety Education Card - a $10 fee to the PA Fish and Boat Commission.

Basic Facts:

Who can attend this course? Any PA resident 12 years of age or older.

Is this required to operate a PWC (Jet Ski) in Pennsylvania? Yes, this certificate is required to operate a PWC in Pennsylvania.

Is this required to operate a motorboat in Pennsylvania? Yes, if you where born after January 1st, 1982.

Is this course recognized nationwide? Yes, the PA Safety Education Course is recognized nationwide.

Special note: The State of New Jersey requires a Safety Certificate for all ages.

Join us during these upcoming course dates:
Spring Class Schedule
Two (2) Thursday Evenings from 6:00 - 9:30pm
April Class - Thursday 14th and 21st
May Class - Thursday 12th and 19th
June Class - Thursday 9th and 16th

Attendance on BOTH days is required to receive your certificate.

Reserve your seat today - Call us at 610-433-1606. Or email us at ted@petersmarine.com

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Winter - A Time to Take Stock



Here we are in the middle of a cold and snowy winter. Although I am sure you need no reminder of that. Just look outside your window. The view is probably much like what we see.

This time of year it’s fun to dream of warmer days aboard your boat. And although your boat is likely tucked away until spring, now is a good time to evaluate what is needed for the upcoming boating season. For instance:

- Does the boat require any maintenance? What about the trailer?
- What new gadgets are you thinking of adding?
- Are all the water toys in good working order and will they be ready to go once the summer fun begins?
- Are you planning any boating trips? If so, do you have charts of the new waters where you will be heading?
- What about your boat insurance?

Boat insurance? I know what you are thinking. Boat insurance is not something that tingles the boating imagination. However, now is a great time to consider if you are adequately covered should an unfortunate situation occur.

Here are some things to consider:

Liability – Are your limits high enough to protect you and your passengers should an accident or incident occur involving your boat? Even if your boat’s wake causes damage on shore, you could be liable.

Boat Value – If you have not updated your insurance for several years, you could be paying too much. Your boat has likely lost value over time and could possibly be insured for less. Or, ask your agent about an Agreed Value insurance policy. An Agreed Value is a value of your boat determined and agreed upon by both owner and insurance underwriter at the time the policy is purchased.

Deductibles – Are you able to afford slightly more out of pocket in the event of a loss? If so, you can lower your premiums with a higher deductible.

Personal Property Coverage – Your boat is insured, but what about the GPS Chartplotter, the brand new $600 wakeboard, and the new stereo system with subwoofer, amp, and tower speakers that you just added. Have you really taken the time to calculate all of the extra items that you keep aboard your boat? The amount might surprise you.

Navigational Area Coverage – When you first got your boat trailering to local inland lakes was your typical boating experience, but now you are keeping it at a marina at the Jersey Shore. Are you adequately covered to boat in a coastal environment?

Diminishing Deductibles - This new coverage option from BoatUS automatically discounts your deductible by 25% each year you remain claims free! Once your deductible reaches $0, it stays that way as long as you remain claims-free and insure your boat with BoatUS.

These are just a few of the many things to consider when comparing boat insurance policies. Do yourself, your family, and your boat a favor this off-season by taking stock of your insurance needs. It will provide the peace of mind necessary to enjoy all of those other fun activities of boating.

Here are some insurance providers that specialize in boat insurance. They all offer free quotes. Contact each of them to compare.

NBOA (National Boat Owners Association)
1-800-248-3512
http://www.nboat.com/




Boater’s Choice
1-800-768-2121
http://www.boaterschoiceinsurance.com/


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20th Annual Ice Tee Golf Tournament


Sun, January 30th, 2011

Boating may be on hold until the ice thaws. But that doesn't mean that the fun on Lake Wallenpaupack has to wait. In fact, this cold, frozen winter - thanks to Mother Nature - brings back the annual golf tournament.

Check out 9 holes of golf atop frozen Lake Wallenpaupack! There will be prizes, giveaways, and more. There will be fun for golfers, non-golfers, and spectators!!

- “Fairways” are lined by this year’s Christmas trees given by locals and local nurseries
- Water hazards are carved into the ice and other “traps” are included on the course – including snow “bunkers”
- Players can bring up to three clubs, including a putter.
- Contests for Wackiest Hat, best sled, others will be given out
- Ice Bar carved from local ice carver will be available outside with full bar service, sponsored by Yuengling

To be held at the Waterfront at Ehrhardt's, Route 507, Lake Wallenpaupack. Presented by the Pocono Lake Region Chamber of Commerce. Major sponsors include Ehrhardt's, Crystal Cabin Fever, Yuengling and Banko Beverage.

Tee times every 10 minutes between 9 am and 2 pm, awards ceremony at approximately 3 pm. Just $15 per golfer in advance or $20 at the door. Applications available by emailing visit@lakeregioncc.com or by calling 570-226-3191.

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Friday, January 7, 2011

Trailering Your Boat - A USPS Seminar

Saturday February 12th, 2011 from 9 - 11am

Our seminar, Trailering Your Boat, explains how to select tow vehicles, hitches, and trailers. It also explains how to safely and securely trailer your boat, launch and retrieve it, and how to operate and maintain your trailering equipment. The seminar comes with an excellent new book Trailering Your Boat, written by Bruce Smith and published as a USPS Guide by McGraw-Hill. This book serves as an excellent reference on all of these topics. The seminar includes video segments provided by the US Coast Guard and excellent slide notes.

Spending a fun filled afternoon boating on Lake Wallenpaupack, Blue Marsh Lake, Beltzville Lake, or points beyond begin with a proper understanding of basic trailering skills.

Join us on Saturday, February 12th, 2011 from 9-11am for this informative seminar.
RESERVE YOUR SEAT - Call us today at 610-433-1606 or send us an email at ted@petersmarine.com

Instruction is FREE - Material is $25.

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How To Use a GPS - A USPS Seminar

Optimize Your Boating Experience, Learn to Use Your GPS!

Saturday March 5th, 2011 - 9am to 11am

video

GPS has become a common tool for navigation. However using GPS on the water is distinctly different from a moving map display in your car.

This seminar explains the principles of waypoint navigation which you will use. It then shows you how to relate the GPS to your charts which provide essential information about what is around you.

The seminar also shows you how to operate your GPS – what all those crazy buttons do, what the screens show, and how to access the functions you need.

A handheld GPS is used as the demonstration model, but all GPS receivers function similarly. By the time you have completed the seminar, you will be able to store waypoints into your GPS, activate them for navigation, and use GPS to keep you on a safe, pre-qualified course of your choosing.

You’ll also get some tips for choosing a GPS if you don’t currently own one.

Participants will receive a copy of the USPS GPS Guide and a waterproof McGraw-Hill Captain’s Quick Guide Using GPS to take aboard to remind you of the steps, or to show another of your crew how to use your GPS.

When: Saturday March 5th, 2011 9:00am - 11:00am

Where: Peters Marine's Boating Safety and Skills Classroom, 1402 Union Blvd, Allentown, PA

Cost: $27 Materials Fee (Participants will receive a copy of the USPS GPS Guide and a waterproof McGraw-Hill Captain’s Quick Guide Using GPS to take aboard to remind you of the steps, or to show another of your crew how to use your GPS.)

CALL US TODAY to RESERVE your seat: 610-433-1606
Or send us an email to
ted@petersmarine.com

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

PA Safe Boater Course

Learn Safe Boating at Peters Marine Service!


The PA Safe Boater Course is a basic introduction to safe boating and meets today's requirements of boater certification for Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
This course is FREE!
After successful completion of this course you will receive a temporary PA Safety Education Certificate. This certificate can then be used to apply for a permanent PA Boating Safety Education Card - a $10 fee to the PA Fish and Boat Commission.

Basic Facts:

Who can attend this course? Any PA resident 12 years of age or older.

Is this required to operate a PWC (Jet Ski) in Pennsylvania? Yes, this certificate is required to operate a PWC in Pennsylvania.

Is this required to operate a motorboat in Pennsylvania? Yes, if you where born after January 1st, 1982.

Is this course recognized nationwide? Yes, the PA Safety Education Course is recognized nationwide.

Special note: The State of New Jersey requires a Safety Certificate for all ages.

Join us during these upcoming course dates:
Winter Class Schedule
Two (2) Saturday Mornings from 9:00am - 1:00pm
January Class - Saturday 15th and 22nd
February Class - Saturday 19th and 26th
March Class - Saturday 19th and 26th

Attendance on BOTH days is required to receive your certificate.

Reserve your seat today - Call us at 610-433-1606. Or email us at ted@petersmarine.com

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