Summer Boating Safety Tips

Summer Boating Safety Tips

Be Prepared – Summer Boating Safety Tips. It’s the first week of summer. Boating should be a fun, enjoyable adventure. It’s good to be prepared. Here are a few key boating safety tips to keep in mind this summer..

Know Your Buoys and Markers

Know Your Buoys and Markers

Know how to navigate your boat through the buoys and markers. As a boater, it’s a must to know what the different buoys and markers stand for. They are the “traffic signals” that guide boaters safely along the waterways. Buoys and markers have different shapes, colors, numbers and lights. They also identify dangerous or controlled areas and give directions and information.

Be Prepared – Emergency Ditch Bag

Be Prepared – Emergency Ditch Bag

Are you prepared? What’s in your emergency ditch bag? It’s a bag with many names, ditch bag, grab bag or abandon ship bag. But they all mean the same thing. It’s a bag with items you may need if you have to abandon your boat. It’s always a good idea to be prepared for those unexpected emergencies.

Stranded? There’s Help Out There!

Stranded? There’s Help Out There!

You’re not alone out on the deep blue sea! Do you ever wonder what you would do if you were stranded out in the ocean? Do you have a plan? Who would you call? It’s not like you can call a tow truck. Think about boating safety before you head out on the deep blue sea. Make sure you have a plan, so you don’t get stranded out there.

Boating Safety – There’s An App For That

Boating Safety – There’s An App For That

The U.S. Coast Guard’s Boating Safety Mobile app is now available. During this year’s National Safe Boating Week* (May 16 – 22, 2015) the USCG released its first Boating Safety app. It’s designed to provide additional boating safety resources...
Boating to Catalina

Boating to Catalina

Planning a boating trip to Catalina this summer? Summer is always a fun time to visit Catalina Island. Especially when traveling on your own boat. And once you get there, there are all sorts of things to do on the island. Even though you can see the island from the...
California Boating ABC’s

California Boating ABC’s

Do you know your ABC’s? Of boating that is….. Of course you know your ABC’s, you learned them along time ago. But what about the boating ABC’s? Before you head out on those California waterways, it’s a good idea for you and your boating...
Are you at capacity?

Are you at capacity?

Safe Boating Capacity that is… As a boat operator you should never take a boat out with too many people or too much gear on board. If you’re overloaded¬† it’s harder to control your boat and you’re at a higher risk to capsize. Boat capacity...
Are you at capacity?

Hold the Alcohol – Boaters Beware

Boaters Beware – You’re being watched. It’s summertime, time to take the boat out for some fun on the water. Or the jet ski, kayak or paddle board.¬† It should be a fun, safe time with family and friends. Not a time to worry if your captain or the...