SAFETY TIPS

Discussion in 'Boat Safety' started by catoon, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. catoon

    catoon Board Clown!

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    what all kind of safety tips would you experienced boaters give new boaters?
     
  2. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Always wear your life jacket. Keep an extra boat plug and key with you. Stay aware of the waters your fishing. Make sure your boat is capable of handling the water your on. Just to name a few.
     

  3. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Don't drink from the live well.....:tounge_out:
     
  4. cantstopgrandma

    cantstopgrandma New Member

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    Know your boat's limitations. If it gets rough, SLOW DOWN!!! I've been in waters i probably should not have been, but by going slow, and keeping the bow up, my little 14' jon boat got me back home. The other thing is keeping an eye to the sky. Storms come up quick, and the last place you wanna be is on an open body of water (especially true if you have an aluminum boat).
     
  5. SkiMax

    SkiMax Well-Known Member

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    If you are fishing strong current (like we do below the dams on the Ohio) always keep a sharp knife handy to cut the anchor rope! If a log washes up against the front of the boat, it can pull you under pretty quickly, especially in a smaller boat. So keep that knife handy and be ready to cut the line, if it has that much load on it you wont be able to untie it.
     
  6. 1mickymoo

    1mickymoo New Member

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    Check plug at least three times.....:wink:

    use kill switch

    use mooring lights at night

    on familiar waters, don't get cocky, especially at nigh...
     
  7. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Be especially careful at night!

    In the picture below shows what happen when two bass boats hit almost head on at full speed at night. The boat on bottom in the picture went airborne passing over the other boat shearing the engine completely off. Two killed, one was an off duty game warden. Happen about mile from our house.
     
  8. dominoman

    dominoman New Member

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    It's been said before, but is worth repeating, wearing life jackets, know your boats limitations and know your limitations. Paying attention to the weather is IMO the most critical. I've done rescues in storm conditions, if the boaters had paid attention, it would not have put others in dangerous situations. Have fun on the water, but respect mother nature, she's stronger than anyone.
     
  9. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

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    Watch out for the flying carp.
     
  10. corklabus

    corklabus New Member

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    1. Don't go anywhere at night you haven't been before in the daylight.

    2. Don't do STUPID
     
  11. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    Carry extra shear pins for the prop.