4th of July boating tips

Published online: Jul 03, 2012 News
Viewed 231 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...

March 19, 2015

Carefree Boat Club adds location in Georgia

Carefree Boat Club has just opened a brand new location, adding to its ever-growing lineup.
March 17, 2015

World's fastest pontoon boat gets even faster

When you think of fast boats, a pontoon is probably pretty low on your list, just ahead of houseboats and tugboats. Brad Rowland begs to differ.
March 05, 2015

West Marine begins "Do It Yourselfie!" promotion

Show off your selfie fixing up your boat and West Marine could lend you a hand.
March 04, 2015

Pontoon Brands United

Premier Marine announced today the company will transfer the production of its Weeres and Palm Beach brands to its headquarters in Wyoming, Minn.
March 02, 2015

West Marine's New Product Review Day set for March 20

West Marine has announced the date for this year's iteration of their New Product Review Day.
February 19, 2015

Honda Marine and Coach Pontoons Are Now Partners

The PDB team has exciting news! While we were at the 2015 Miami International Boat Show, Honda Marine announced their new exclusive OEM agreement with Coach Pontoons!
Follow us on Facebook!  Follow us on Instagram!  Follow us on Twitter!  Follow us on YouTube!