OK, what do we mean by common sense, we are referring to operating a boat at a safe speed. Earlier we discussed the docking SLOW. Which is key to not hitting anything. But operating at a speed that you can handle is also key to success. In addition, do not overload your boat, or should we say be aware of how you load the boat. If everyone is on one side of the boat, including while you are anchored, you can tip. Again, it’s common sense but often you forget when you’re not in motion! This rule also holds true for going outside the rails. Safety is important on a boat so best case is you break a railing holding...
Gasoline is not your most exotic boat accessory purchase, but it will be your most frequent. Yesterday the EPA moved ahead with its plan for E15. I thought I’d explain the basics of why ethanol and boats do not mix. Ethanol is a solvent. It dissolves seals, gaskets, hoses and fiberglass fuel tanks. Boats are different […]
Whether you’re on a stand up paddle board (SUP) from shore or you brought it with on your boat, there are some great safety features in the article I found here on the Daily Boater. SUP’s are a fantastic way to get a little exercise while enjoying the waters. You’ve got to use your common […]
I’ve attached the link to an article that you must read. Boating is a fantastic family event. But, as with every activity you must be aware of the risks. Risks you may have in your awareness bucket include associations with swimming, falling, and general injuries. This story highlights the rare but real carbon monoxide risk. […]