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Tips for safe boating

May 4, 2015

In today's article, i will be shared some very useful tips for enthusiasts who are new to this world of boating.

Keep the weather in mind :

Before going for boating, make sure you checkout the local weather conditions of your boating destinations. To get updated information, tune into the TV or radio forecast. If it suddenly gets dark and windy, it is recommended to get out of water.

Follow the safety measures :

Proper safety analysis is a must before every boating trip. Analyse your boat and its functionality. Check whether you have adequate supply and safety gear required for the trip. Make checklist of all the safety rules and precautions. This checklist will be useful for your future trips

Safe Boating

Safe Boating | Image Resource : boatingtimesli.com

Better common sense :

While boating, you need to have common sense and a good understanding of the environment. You need to know when to go fast and when to slow down. Having a sharp mind has always proven to be beneficial while boating.

Get a professional boating assistant :

The person who is assisting you while handling a boat (assistant skipper) should be a professional. He should be familiar with different aspects related to boating. If for some reason the navigator is unfit, then he should be qualified enough to carry out the task all by himself.

Share your float plan :

Before going for any kind of adventurous trip such boating, kayaking, mountaineering etc; make sure you have shared your plans with your family and the local authorities. You need to create a float plan that has your name, address, mobile number, boat type, boat color and registration details.

Get the perfect life jacket :

Many people have lost their lives just because they had poor quality life jackets. Such careless attitude can cause the lives of your friends and family. So make sure to get good quality life jackets that are perfectly fits everybody.

No alcohol:

Having alcohol while boating is probably a bad idea. Alcohol effect the power of your vision and consciousness. Such a situation often leads to accidents.

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