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Time for a Boat Safety Class

Tip #18 Finally, we’ve reached our last tip and I selected this one because it’s important. Take a boat safety course. I know, I know… you know how to operate a boat.  But it’s still a good idea to see if there are new things that perhaps you are unfamiliar with. There are many new environmental changes that have affected the industry that are good for a refresher. Also… often it will lower the rate for your insurance, so why not! Boat safety courses come in two varieties… book/classroom and behind the wheel. If you like the insurance saving idea, make sure to give your agent a call and see what they recommend. ----- Make sure to take our FREE CleanBoaterPledge.com...

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There's a Whole Lot of Sun and Fun on a Boat... But That Can Be a Bad Thing, Too.

There’s a whole lot of fun in the sun waiting on a boat – but the opposite side of this is true if you're not careful. Today’s topic is both Hydration and sunblock! The sun in moderation is good.  Too much sun and you could end up dehydrated and burnt.  Both are no fun and can actually be a medical hazard on the lake. Even though you are surrounded by water, it seems ironic you can become dehydrated, but both the sun and drinking alcohol will contribute.  Be careful and be mindful of your guests!  (Hey… another thing if your group is the out of control partying type… make sure to them to use a garbage bag, plastic style OR...

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Who's In Charge? This is a great idea and one you hope you’ll never have to use on your boat.

Tip #11 This is a great idea and one you hope you’ll never have to use. Before you go out on your cruise you need to plan ahead.  Imagine if you are the one that gets sick and needs medical attention.  What the heck? That’s not supposed to happen!  But what if it does… think about that.  Does someone else know the basic operation of the boat?  Does someone else know how to get help? Does someone else know where the first aid kit is? This is a simple, 5 minute conversation to make someone your “first mate” in the event you’ll never need them. As for your first aid kit. You should regularly inspect it to change out old...

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