> Powerboat-World.com
 
 
News Home Photo Gallery Video Gallery Newsletters Features
Sail-World.com : Take 'em out and show 'em the ropes during National Safe Boating Week
Take 'em out and show 'em the ropes during National Safe Boating Week


'Sharing some safety tips with boating guests is always a good idea.'    © John Linn / Adventure Studios    Click Here to view large photo

When the 2013 National Safe Boating Week takes place from May 18-24, do something different. Take a friend out boating, sailing and fishing and show them a good time - and how easy it is to keep everyone aboard safe. Giving your guests a short pre-departure talk about important safety gear and tips for safe operation could go a long way in making sure the day stays fun.

The following list of six tips from the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety takes less than six minutes to share with guests:

1. Most newcomers to boating have no idea how a boat handles once you're out on open water. Explain to your guests where the best/safest places are to sit during operation, how you'll handle wakes, and if your boat is on the small side, show them how a passenger's shifting weight can affect your boat's stability or exposure to waves.

2. With your VHF radio turned on, tell your guests how to call for help on channel 16. If you have a DSC-VHF radio, show them the red mayday button and explain how to activate it.

3. Bring out the life jackets and encourage your new-to-boating guests to wear one. If they are not worn, ensure they are easy to get to, such as under or next to their seat.

4. Point out the location of other important safety gear such as flares and fire extinguishers.

5. Show your guests on a chart where you're going, and let them know you've filed a float plan so others know the boat's whereabouts and when the group should be returning.

6. Let them know what to do if someone falls overboard - having a spotter is essential as is keeping a throwable device, also known as a type IV personal floatation device (PFD), handy at all times.

www.BoatUS.com/Foundation


by D. Scott Croft

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.powerboat-world.com/index.cfm?nid=109001

6:33 AM Tue 30 Apr 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







Power Boat News - USA

















Tags reveal Chilean devil rays are among ocean's deepest divers by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,


















































First Platinum Level Clean Regattas Certification awarded in 2014
Grand Prix of Italy - Victories claimed in Milan
Pantaenius provides safety tracking for major events *Feature
Jacksonville Grand Prix of the Sea countdown underway
Grand Prix of Italy - French riders to start in pole position
Environmentalists target fisheries and ecosystems in latest cleanup
Grand Prix of Italy - Star-studded field in Milan
Club Marine Southern 80 - Exciting changes for 2015 edition
BoatUS tows 1800+ on Memorial Day weekend
Keeping boats in place bolsters community resiliency
Coast Guard suspends search for Cheeki Rafiki
Breaking News- US Coastguard finds liferaft still on Cheeki Rafiki
US Navy finds upturned hull of Cheeki Rafiki - no signs of life aboard
US Coast Guard to stop search for British sailors by midnight Friday
Thunder On The Beach SBI Grand Prix - Victory for Team Stihl
Experimental learning key to understanding our oceans
Football legend Maradona to follow XCAT action in Naples
Search ends on Lake Ontario for US boater
Owner of Alabama marina opens TowBoatUS Lakes Wheeler and Wilson
Sea Tow South Shore Capt Ethan Maass marks decade of service
Taiwan International Boat Show 2014 - wrapped with a bow   
Boat owners have embraced a new sense of frugality   
Florida Legislature axes anti-boating legislation   
Annual report to congress on the status of U.S. Fisheries   
I may be your life jacket, but you don't know me   
Sail America Industry Conference to reduce waste   
Tips on recovering boats damaged by tornados   
Anti-boating legislation defeated in Florida House   
Anti-boating legislation debated in Florida House   
Will late spring thaw spell trouble for boaters?   
P1 reveals record racing season in the US and UK   
Springtime boat buyers need to take care of a few key things   
Charlotte Harbor GP - 77 Lucas third on the podium, first in the press   
Charlotte Harbor Super Boat Grand Prix - Team Gasse victorious   
Earth Day boater tips   
Ashley Sponaugle named USA P1 Marine Foundation ambassador   
Singapore Yacht Show 2014. Boats to make your eyes pop.   
US Powerboat Training Center Status awarded to Maine Maritime Academy   
A new way to see saltwater intrusion into groundwater   
Why ethanol and boats don’t mix + Video   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png   http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW PBW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT