Summer is here, and that means it’s time to get that boat out of storage and hit the water. Whether you are driving your own boat, renting a boat, or hiring a captain to take you out on the water, it is important that you practice good boat safety to protect yourself from potential injury. Here are some ways to stay safe during this boating season, and tips for dealing with boating accidents.
There are some very common-sense ways to stay safe on any boat. Look the boat over before taking it out on the water to ensure that it is in safe working order and has no leaks. While on the boat, make sure that you are always wearing a well-fitting life jacket. It should be neither too loose nor too tight. You should also stay away from the rails while the boat is moving at high speeds, and in general be mindful of your location, the boat’s location, and the location of obstacles and other boats on the water. Continue reading “Boat Safety and What to Do When Disaster Strikes”