4th of July boating tips

Published online: Jul 03, 2012 News
Viewed 243 time(s)
Planning on spending the day on the water? Sounds like fun. But keep safety a number one priority for you and those around you. Here are a few things you should keep in mind before venturing out. 
 DO NOT drink and boat. As the captain you are responsible for the safety of everyone on your boat and those you come into contact with. With so many boats on the water, the 4th of July is not a time to take risks. 
 Make sure that all of your navigation lights are working. Other boaters need to be able to see you in the dark. 
 Get a chart plotter or other navigation device on board when navigating at night. Slow speeds are always better in these conditions and an extra lookout can be invaluable. 
 Wear your life jacket. Wear your life jacket. Wear your life jacket. Plus keep all other safety equipment on board. 
 Be patient and kind. Boat ramps and waterways will be congested after the fireworks. By hanging out  for a few extra minutes, the crowds will clear out before you head home. 

You May Also Be Interested In...

April 16, 2015

Breaking News

The National Marine Manufacturers Association canceled the Progressive Chicago In-Water Boat Show, which was set to take place June 11-14, and will stop producing the annual show.
April 16, 2015

West Marine announces new "Deck Out Dad" social media contest

West Marine has launched a new social media campaign called Deck Out Dad!
April 03, 2015

66 Days At Sea

We are happy to report that after being adrift at sea and lost for 66 days, Louis Jordan has been rescued 200 miles off the coast of South Carolina.
April 01, 2015

JC Manufacturing becomes JC TriToon Marine

Formerly known as JC Manufacturing, the Indiana-based pontoon manufacturer has officially changed its name to JC TriToon Marine.
Follow us on Facebook!  Follow us on Instagram!  Follow us on Twitter!  Follow us on YouTube!