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Basic safety rules for Boaters
There are basic safety rules that all boaters
should follow
Safety rules for Boaters
As with all recreational activities, there is always the
possibility of injury or death. Always use common sense
and follow all safety rules at all times.
Be aware of weather conditions and water temperature.
Prepare for changes in weather and the possibility of a
capsize. If paddling in cold water, a wet suit or dry suit
can keep you warm and comfortable. In warm weather,
a long sleeve shirt can provide sun protection.
Invest in appropriate clothing for your climate. One
advantage of sit-inside kayaks is that you can shield
yourself from some of the elements, while sit-on-tops
leave you more exposed. Dress for the day.
Beware of off-shore winds that make it difficult to return to shore.
Always follow the boating rules of the area you're in.
Never mix alcohol or drugs (prescript
ion or non-prescription) with boating.
Never exceed the weight capacity of
your boat and always check your
equipment for wear and tear before
you paddle.
Seek qualified instruction to learn proper paddling
techniques, water safety and basic first aid.
Brush up on self-rescue first in calm, warm, shallow
water, and again in more extreme conditions.
Tell someone your paddle plan, which
includes: where you are going, what
you will be doing, how long you
expect to be gone and how many
people are in your party. Then stick to
your plan.
Paddling in the surf zone or in rivers
can be dangerous. Always wear a
helmet.
Stay hydrated. Always bring plenty of water and food.
When paddling in a new area, check with the locals regarding
currents, shoreline conditions and weather patterns. Plan an
"escape" route - an alternative place to get off the water
should environmental conditions dictate it. Abiding by these
rules will help to make your kayak adventure safer and fun.
Stay hydrated. Always bring plenty of water and
food.

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Basic safety rules for Boaters

  • 1. Basic safety rules for Boaters There are basic safety rules that all boaters should follow
  • 2. Safety rules for Boaters As with all recreational activities, there is always the possibility of injury or death. Always use common sense and follow all safety rules at all times. Be aware of weather conditions and water temperature. Prepare for changes in weather and the possibility of a capsize. If paddling in cold water, a wet suit or dry suit can keep you warm and comfortable. In warm weather, a long sleeve shirt can provide sun protection.
  • 3. Invest in appropriate clothing for your climate. One advantage of sit-inside kayaks is that you can shield yourself from some of the elements, while sit-on-tops leave you more exposed. Dress for the day.
  • 4. Beware of off-shore winds that make it difficult to return to shore. Always follow the boating rules of the area you're in.
  • 5. Never mix alcohol or drugs (prescript ion or non-prescription) with boating. Never exceed the weight capacity of your boat and always check your equipment for wear and tear before you paddle.
  • 6. Seek qualified instruction to learn proper paddling techniques, water safety and basic first aid. Brush up on self-rescue first in calm, warm, shallow water, and again in more extreme conditions.
  • 7. Tell someone your paddle plan, which includes: where you are going, what you will be doing, how long you expect to be gone and how many people are in your party. Then stick to your plan. Paddling in the surf zone or in rivers can be dangerous. Always wear a helmet.
  • 8. Stay hydrated. Always bring plenty of water and food. When paddling in a new area, check with the locals regarding currents, shoreline conditions and weather patterns. Plan an "escape" route - an alternative place to get off the water should environmental conditions dictate it. Abiding by these rules will help to make your kayak adventure safer and fun.
  • 9. Stay hydrated. Always bring plenty of water and food.