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Additional Boating Safety tips


It’s the little things that’ll get you, how to avoid boating mistakes - You obey the pedestrian crossing signals but trip on the curb. Wear safety glasses but saw through a power cord.… ...
Capsized or swamped, stay with the boat! - It can seemingly happen in a heartbeat: a following wave stuffs and rolls your boat, and you’re in the water.… ...
File a float plan: Help others help you - OK, for the moment, don’t think of yourself as the boater in peril. Instead, imagine yourself as the loved one… ...
Boating accident? Don’t forget to report! - Crack up your car, and the responding police officer, sheriff’s deputy or state trooper files any required report. If you’re… ...
Boat safer by slowing down - Running the inlet, navigating the channel, backing into the slip: So much of what constitutes seamanship involves forging ahead with… ...
Safely navigate using buoys - In talking with boaters, be they readers, marina mates or folks I meet on the water, it’s become apparent that… ...
Rendering aid: How to safely tow other boats - You’re on your way home, feeling the last warmth of the sun as it kisses the horizon, when the cellphone… ...
Five Timeless Seamanship Lessons - In his Seamanship column for Boating’s July 1960 issue, Elbert Robberson wrote: “In daylight, objects around you are easy to… ...