Categories for Boat Safety

How to Prepare Your Boat on Land Before a Hurricane

September 15, 2021 10:11 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you live in a hurricane-prone area, checking your boat before a storm is part of proper boat care and maintenance. Your boat is a significant investment, which means you need to do what you can to minimize the potential for damage in the event of a strong storm, even if your boat is on land. Here’s a brief guide to teach you how to prepare and protect your boat during a hurricane. Move the boat One of the most commonsense steps you need to take to protect your boat in the event of a hurricane is to move it... View Article

What Are the Required Items in a First Aid Kit on Your Boat?

September 1, 2021 10:11 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Every boat owner needs a comprehensive first aid kit to address emergency situations or injuries that may occur when out on the water. Even minor cuts and scrapes need treatment right away to prevent infection. What are some of the essential items for your first aid kit? Read on to find out. Waterproof container If you’re DIY-ing your first aid kit on your boat, the first thing you need to do is find a quality waterproof case. Since you’re obviously going to be surrounded by water when you’re using your boat, your first aid kit needs to be completely waterproof.... View Article

Planning a Party? Keep These Essential Boat Party Safety Tips in Mind This Summer

July 13, 2021 1:38 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Things have finally started to return to something resembling “normal” after over a year of social isolation, and now is the perfect time to enjoy the summer with a fun-filled gathering with family and friends. One of the best ways to get together with people you love is by planning a boat party. During a boat party, you and your guests can enjoy the sunshine while swimming, fishing or simply relaxing and getting a tan. Keep reading for some tips to help you plan the perfect boat party this summer. Essential safety tips for boat parties Hosting a boat party... View Article

Life Jacket Sizing Guide

June 24, 2021 6:49 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

No matter what type of activities you’re undertaking on the water (and no matter what type of vessel you are on) there must be life jackets available for everyone on a boat at all times. That’s not just good advice—it’s a requirement by the U.S. Coast Guard. But no matter if you are looking into boat rental in Lewiston, CA, or if you own a boat anywhere else in the world, it’s important to know what size life jacket needs to be on board for you and everyone else on the boat. Finding your size The best way to tell... View Article

What Safety Equipment Is Required on a Boat?

April 22, 2021 6:26 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Taking a boating safety course is required by law in California, and the knowledge gained from such a course could prove to be invaluable. One of the things you’ll learn is what safety equipment needs to be on any boat you operate, and how to use that equipment correctly. California law has different equipment requirements for different sized boats, so the equipment we’ll be covering here will pertain to motorboats that are 26 feet long or shorter. Once you’ve taken your boating safety course and have procured all the necessary safety equipment, you’ll be ready to visit the marina in... View Article