Before Getting Underway

  • Put on your life jacket and leave your alcohol behind.
  • Check the weather forecast.
  • File a float plan with a friend.
  • Check your boat for all required safety equipment.
  • Check your electrical system and fuel system for gas fumes.
  • Follow manufacturers suggested procedures before starting up.
  • Carry a navigation chart and know your waterway.
  • Follow the navigation rules of the road, buoys and other aids to navigation.

Diving Advice

(the ugly facts)

Never dive into lakes and rivers. Every year in diving accidents more than 8,000 people suffer paralyzing spinal cord injuries and another 5,000 die before they reach the hospital. It's all fun 'n games until someone bites it.


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