3 Great Safe Boating Practices
No matter how shallow or deep the water you’re sailing on are, it’s important to keep these safe boating tips in mind.
Even if you are as experienced as the great Captain Nemo himself, there are precautions that even he took to ensure the safety of his vessel, the Nautilus. You, of course, have not been exiled from civilization and thus must take rational steps to assure the safety of your vessel and the passengers aboard (typically your friends and family). It’s always a good idea to review your boating safety rules before you leave the dock. Here are 3 basic safety tips to help you and your crew stay safe while you roam the seas (or your local pond).
3 Safety Boating Tips & Practices
- Be Weather-Wise
Always check the local weather before you leave. You can check the TV, radio, or just pull it up on your phone. Heavy overcast, rough changing winds, or sudden drops in temperature are signs that you should play it safe.
- Have Proper Lifejackets Aboard
The majority of drowning victims are the result of boaters not properly wearing their lifejackets. Make sure that your family and friends don’t join that statistic by having various sizes of lifejackets aboard and having them wear it while onboard. They may not make for the best pictures, but looking good will be the least of your worries if everyone has to go overboard.
- Avoid Alcohol
Alcohol is a poison that impairs your ability to make quick and rational decisions. The probability of getting in an accident automatically doubles when alcohol is mixed into the equation. It’s best to leave the boozing until after the boating.
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