Spring Boating Prep

Spring Boating Prep

 

Those beautiful, sun-filled days with family and friends are right around the corner. But before you hit the water, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure safe spring boating.A comprehensive safety check is imperative to a great season. Here are a few lists that can guide you along.

 

https://www.boatus.com/magazine/2011/april/checklist.asp

 

https://www.westmarine.com/WestAdvisor/Safe-Boating-Checklist

 

http://www.safeboatingcouncil.org/assets/docs/boatersequipmentchecklist-pb-26ft-8b.pdf

 

Most of the recommendations are no-brainers, even for amateur boaters, but it’s better to run through a checklist than make a mistake.

 

A Few More Reminders:

 

Prepare

Stock up on life jackets and double-check all your systems before you head out.

 

Be an Early Bird

If you need to make a fix to your boat, do it sooner rather than later. Boating season is about a month away, and now is the perfect time to do any necessary repairs. Waiting could lead to more expensive repairs later on, or even an accident. Plus, some mechanics offer better rates out of season.

 

Keep up to Date

Check up on any boating laws that may have changed during the off-season. Changing state requirements can be frustrating, but new regulations are meant to protect everyone on board. It’s in your best interest to educate yourself about policy updates.

 

Treat Yourself

Reward yourself for being a responsible boater. Pick up some extra Crownline gear at our shop, buy some toys for your boat, or take your crew out to dinner. It’s likely that these early investments in boating prep will save you cash down the road.

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2018-02-27T12:16:31+00:00

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