Entries tagged with: Boats

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

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

Hurricane Lane Threatening Hawaii

Hurricane Lane Threatening Hawaii

Posted on by David Graham

Hurricane Lane -Threatens the Hawaiian Islands.   This is the first hurricane threatening the US this year.  You all probably remember the tremendous effects of the two hurricanes in 2017. Want to remind our policy holders that most yacht and charter boat policies cover some portion of the cost to haul out and secure your vessel on the hard. Now is the time to get your boats secured until the storm passes. As boaters, there is northing we can do to change severe weather.  We can be prepared and execute a plan for our safety and the safety of your boat... Continue Reading

Do I really need boat insurance

Do I really need boat insurance

Posted on by David Graham

With the unofficial kick-off to summer arriving this weekend, many are planning long days on the boat. It’s surprising that in some states as much as 50% of boats for pleasure use are not insured.  (#uninsured #underinsured) So today, we are going to discuss some points to ponder. Boat insurance is more than covering your $2,000 - $10Million dollar vessel in case of a total loss.  There are agreed value policies and actual cash value policies.  Ask your agent the difference. What happens if you injure someone? I’ve seen it twice, another boat doesn’t see the skier in the water.... Continue Reading