Entries tagged with: Boat Safety

Launching your boat

Launching your boat

Posted on by David Graham

How to Launch Your Boat with Precision The weather has finally warmed enough and the water is calling. You’ve prepped everything at home, started the motor with the earmuffs, put the plug in, checked the bilge, lights work, you are all set for a get day on the water and fueled up. Launching a boat can be very stressful... Follow these steps to a smooth, safe and efficient boat launch.   1. KNOW THE LAUNCH Look at the ramp for any submerged hazards, sharp drop-offs, broken concrete, low over hanging limbs or algae-covered slippery spots.   2. CHECK YOUR BOAT... Continue Reading

10 things to make Boating Better

10 things to make Boating Better

Posted on by David Graham

10 Boating Basics Boating how hard can it be?  Buy a boat, put gas in and call a friend.  There are always friends willing to go boating with you.  Fun! Well if you are not prepared the adventure can become adventurous. 1)  Train Driving a boat is different than driving a car.  Because you’re 16 or 60, and are a “Good” driver doesn’t mean you will be safe boating.  There are navigation buoys (Red Right Return), direction of boat traffic on lakes,(it is supposed to be counter clockwise.)  Right of ways.  The 3 W’s -Wind, Waves, Wakes.  Swimmers, skiers, “Jet... Continue Reading

SWIMMING SAFETY FOR KIDS WHEN BOATING

SWIMMING SAFETY FOR KIDS WHEN BOATING

Posted on by David Graham

Every year there are an estimated 360,000 deaths worldwide related to drowning making it the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury death and a cause for major concern (World Health Organization). Unfortunately, children make up a large percentage of these drowning accidents particularly if they are under 9 years of age. The chance to drown is exacerbated for kids when boating because of a variety of additional factors that can make the environment more difficult for inexperienced swimmers. Beach and Boating Safety Tips Water Safety When Around The Ocean Swimming from your boat in the ocean, in a river, or... Continue Reading

2018 Hurricane Season - Prepare your plan

2018 Hurricane Season - Prepare your plan

Posted on by David Graham

2018 Hurricane Season begins June 1st.  What is your Plan? We hope everyone takes the best precautions they can to protect their property, and then best to just head away from the storm path if you can to protect yourselves and your family.  If you don’t have a plan, now is the time to put one together.  If you have a plan, now is a good time to review the plan. This is also a good time for us to remind everyone and provide you with the best information we can with regards to protecting your boat from damage. As... Continue Reading