On YouTube: Boating? Don’t Forget to Check Your Trailer
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Dave White, New York Sea Grant, Recreation and Tourism Specialist, P: 315-312-3042, E: dgw9@cornell.edu

Watertown, NY, August 5, 2021 - Don’t let a problem with your boat’s trailer ruin a nice day on the water even before you launch.

NYSG's Coastal Recreation and Tourism Specialist Dave White, who spoke on WWNY-TV7's News This Morning, says it’s important to make sure the trailer is roadworthy before you head out.

Ove 80 percent of the boating population trailers their boats, but many forget about their trailers in their pre-boating preparations.

It’s important to check things like lights and brakes, and make sure there’s no rust. And trailers need to be registered and inspected each year.

You can find check lists at discoverboating.com and boatus.com.

White's NYSG "Boating and Marine Trades" content can be found at www.nyseagrant.org/marina. He also has information on Great Lakes shipwrecks at www.nyseagrant.org/shipwreck.

Since April 2006, New York Sea Grant specialists have been bringing the coastal program's "message" to the morning masses at WWNYTV 7, a Watertown-based CBS-affiliate, during one of the highest rated TV blocks in the "wake-up hours," the 6:30-7 am stretch.

Sea Grant's 'five minutes of fame' - which potentially reaches around 10,000 viewers in New York's Jefferson and Northern Oswego Counties - has featured topics over the years such as boating safety, aquatic invasive species, diving in search of sunken wrecks, the dune and Salmon River stewards program, shoreline land issues, tourism, and marine safety.


More Info: New York Sea Grant

New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York (SUNY), is one of 34 university-based programs under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Sea Grant College Program.

Since 1971, NYSG has represented a statewide network of integrated research, education and extension services promoting coastal community economic vitality, environmental sustainability and citizen awareness and understanding about the State’s marine and Great Lakes resources.

Through NYSG’s efforts, the combined talents of university scientists and extension specialists help develop and transfer science-based information to many coastal user groups—businesses and industries, federal, state and local government decision-makers and agency managers, educators, the media and the interested public.

The program maintains Great Lakes offices at Cornell University, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Oswego and the Wayne County Cooperative Extension office in Newark. In the State's marine waters, NYSG has offices at Stony Brook University in Long Island, Brooklyn College and Cornell Cooperative Extension in NYC and Kingston in the Hudson Valley.

For updates on Sea Grant activities: www.nyseagrant.org has RSS, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube links. NYSG offers a free e-list sign up via www.nyseagrant.org/nycoastlines for its flagship publication, NY Coastlines/Currents, which is published quarterly.

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