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Boating Safety Tips

Summer Boating Safety Tips


As the boating season begins, millions of Americans will be participating in recreational boating. While these excursions are full of fun and leisure, the number one priority for every boater should be safety. Remember that it is important to take the necessary steps to make sure everyone on board stays safe. Here are some tips to ensure you, your family, and friends are safe while on the water.

1. BEFORE YOU GO
Boating Safety Course
Vessel Safety Check
Pre-Departure Checklist
Check the Weather

File a Float Plan

2. WHAT YOU NEED
Life Jackets
Throwable Flotation Aids
Visual Distress Signals
Sound Producting Devices
Engine Cut-Off Devices

3. ON THE BOAT
Be Aware
Boat Sober
Life Jackets
Navigation Aids


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