Boat Safety: Life Jackets

Boating safety includes wearing life jackets. Life jackets are Important BEFORE they’re needed. It would make sense to say that life jackets can save lives, but who is responsible for making sure adult passengers on small vessels are protected in case of an accident that sends them overboard?

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Boat Safety: Float Plan

Anytime you go out in a boat it is a good idea to leave a float plan regarding your travel plans with a responsible person that is not traveling with you. Details about where you are going, when you are leaving and when you plan to return will be important in the event that your boat is delayed due to weather conditions, mechanical problems or other emergency, and help needs to reach you.

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Boat Safety: On the Water

Operating a boat can be fun and exciting, but it has risks. Here are a few suggestions that will help keep you safe while you’re out enjoying your boat or personal watercraft.

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Boat Safety: Hypothermia

In colder weather, it’s important to remember that you must be careful of the dangers of hypothermia when boating or riding a personal watercraft.

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Winterizing Your Boat

During a freeze, fresh water that has not been flushed out of a boat can cause major damage. Water left in pipes, plumbing lines, holding lines, sewage tanks or the engine has the potential to freeze and expand causing, potentially, thousands of dollars worth of damage to a boat.

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