Just a reminder to all that next week, May 16 - 22, is National Safe Boating week. If you haven't done so already, this would be a good time to go over your safety gear and make sure it is in proper operating configuration. It's also a good time to check the expiration dates on those aerial flares and signaling devices. A quick look at the fire extinguisher to make sure it's fully charged is also a good idea. This would also be a great time to take one of those online boating safety courses...or better yet, take one in the classroom. Make sure it's approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA). To make sure you've covered everything, call up the local USCG Auxiliary (USCGAUX Home - United States Coast Guard Auxiliary) and have them do a safety check. Check out the Coast Guard's Boating Safety Division for more ideas and info. Make sure you check out the "Alerts" section on the left hand side of the main page. I found out my fire extinguisher had a recall on it from there. It's worth the time to go through it. I sincerely hope that everyone catches a PB cat this year and that all make it home safely. Take care and tight lines.