From the Helm | Kickoff to Summer Boating

MarineMax From The Helm Boating Broadcast is an entertaining take on the boating and yachting lifestyle. Tune in to the weekly video podcast that connects boat owners, innovators, and leaders in the boating industry. 

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Welcome to From the Helm Boating Broadcast, your resource for news and notes in the world of boats. Today's show celebrates the kickoff to the summer boating season with a special guest Captain Nick Pavlakis, MarineMax St. Petersburg Sales Consultant, and host of our sister podcast, Boating Tips LIVE!
We start the show with a surprise for Nick and celebrate our second full year of Boating Tips LIVE. Happy Second Birthday, BTL. We gift you a TEXT LINE! The MarineMax text line is now open to receive your questions, comments, and ideas for the next show: 727-500-2003. 
We first began livestreaming the weekly Boating Tips series on April 20, 2020, with a "Kickoff to Boating Tips" and an introduction to Captain Nick and his co-host Captain Keith Lake. We'll be celebrating the 100th episode in May 2022 with a special Livestream featuring Sea Ray! While we're at it, did you know that From the Helm Boating Broadcast is four years old!? We aired episode one, coincidentally titled "Boating Tips and More," in April 2018, featuring Captain Keith Lake. The show has taken on many forms and is back to a monthly broadcast. This is our 110th episode.  
Now to get into headlines... 
First up is an article By Behan Gifford for Cruising World online, Saling Totem: Building a Medical Kit for Offshore Cruising. Medical kits aren't one-size-suits-all, as this writer finds out. He sought out professional advice to build his perfect kit for longer journeys. An easy option is to buy a pre-packaged kit and then understand what's inside and whether it fits your cruising plans. Here are some things to think about; Potential for different types of injuries - cuts, burns, sprains; Allergies to food and planning for a severe attack; Prescriptions such as antibiotics; Talking to your doctor. And if you're in the market for an offshore cruising vessel, hit up the Boat Finder and search available inventory. We have hundreds of boats available across the country! 
Next up, MasterCraft Boat Company, proudly completes a significant milestone in workplace safety – over Two Million Safe Hours Worked Without a Lost Time Incident. Fred Brightbill, CEO of MasterCraft Boat Holdings Inc., said, "The safety of our people is a top priority. Everything else we do to deliver the highest quality boats is built upon the foundation of safety. This achievement results from a proactive commitment to safety from all team members, and once again, highlights their operational excellence."
Boating encompasses so many different jobs - from the workers on the factory floor to sales people, to the marketing team and everyone that helps a business run. If you want to be in the boating business, there's a place for you! Visit us online to find openings near you:
For article number three, we head over to and an article by Thomas P. Courtesy of The Importance of Pre-Trip Checks: 10 Minutes Can Save a Season. Basic inspections before every boat outing help ensure a day on the water won't come to a premature end. We go over their top tips and see if Nick agrees! There's the do-it-yourself method, or you can find the closest service pro and schedule your annual service. Download the MarineMax App to find someone near you. 
We hope you enjoyed today's broadcast. As always, Stay healthy and boat happy! 

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You can see or hear more episodes of Boating Broadcast and our sister podcast, Boating Tips LIVE, on The MarineMax Blog, accessible on the website or via mobile phone through the MarineMax App. You can also access more episodes on Amazon, Spotify, Google Podcast, Apple Podcast, or wherever you get your podcast news. We hope you enjoyed today's Boating Broadcast, as always, Stay healthy, boat happy!

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