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Boating Safety Scott Morgan

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Boating Safety Scott Morgan

  1. 2. Life Jackets
  2. 3. <ul><li>General Guidelines: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have one Coast Guard approved life preserver on the boat for every boater. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One’s life jacket should be appropriate for their height and weight. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is a good idea to have a PFD with a waterproof whistle attached. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Safety: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always check the buoyancy of a PFD before going out into deep water. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The common life jackets, type III’s, are intended for recreation and will keep a conscious person afloat. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. Appropriate Life Jacket Fitting
  4. 5. C A P S I Z E S
  5. 6. <ul><li>Flip Boat Part Way Over </li></ul><ul><li>Put Weight On Centerboard </li></ul><ul><li>Right Boat and Get In- Carefully </li></ul>
  6. 7. If you cannot right the boat, always stay with it, sitting on the top (or actually what is the bottom) wearing a PFD. Signal for help and await rescue.
  7. 8. Man Overboard
  8. 9. <ul><li>When a Man Goes Overboard… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>always yell, “MAN OVERBOARD” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>never stop looking at the victim </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>shout to him, throw to him, point to him </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If You Loose Sight of Him… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>start a systematic search back </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Always Remember… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>use your head, don’t be a hero </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Man Overboard: I Know Where He Is
  10. 11. Man Overboard: I DON’T Know Where He Is Carefully wind back along the path you came from until you find where the victim is. MAN OVERBOARD!
  11. 12. Boat Safety Equipment
  12. 14. General Boat Safety
  13. 15. Make Sure… You always use your head You have the right gear You wear suitable clothing You are very clean You operate the craft in a safe manner You apply much sunscreen That the gear is in good condition