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Old 05-19-2016, 07:37 PM
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Exclamation Been a While, So I wanted to talk about--> BOAT SAFETY

A new season is upon us, and there is much to be thankful for. We hear of accident's, and Fail's often and we want to make sure it's not one of us! Of course, most, if not all of us know how to handle ourselves on the water and at the Boat Ramp. I just thought some quick reminders would jog some of our memories, and help the newb's...

Member's please write down some tips for all of us to have fresh in our mind while on the Water this season...

OK! I'll Start...

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Old 05-19-2016, 07:39 PM
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Old 05-19-2016, 08:01 PM
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Kinda more on the "trailer safety" but do a walk around before you pull out of the driveway/storage.
After hitched up, and chains are attached and light plug is connected, try to lift the hitch from the ball (slightly) with the trailer jack to make sure the tow vehicle goes up with the trailer. Turn on parking lights and hazard blinkers. Walk around & make sure marker lights are lit and stop lights are blinking. Kick the tires, check the tread. Make sure the life jackets are stowed, the hatches are secure and your TUBE is tied down.
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Old 05-19-2016, 08:16 PM
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Great reminder thread.

+1 to being a mindful captain, +1 to trailer safety I'm as if not more paranoid towing as on the water.

My wife finally took swim lessons this spring, bless her.

All kids and the Admiral have agreed to take USGS safety course, I'm happy to do it again with them.

Also upgraded the tow vehicle, was undergunned for several years and despite no issues glad to have margin for error especially if in stressful conditions.

You can always learn more, especially for the big responsibility of taking the captain's chair. Here's to a great and safe season for all.
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Old 05-19-2016, 08:17 PM
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Old 05-19-2016, 08:18 PM
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My kids are 17 and 14 and I still make them wear a vest when the boat is moving. Probably overkill but you only get one chance.
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Old 05-19-2016, 08:26 PM
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Rope Rope Rope the three most dangerous things on a boat. Every captain must instruct the guests to leave the rope alone.
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Old 05-19-2016, 08:36 PM
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Old 05-19-2016, 08:48 PM
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Rope Rope Rope the three most dangerous things on a boat. Every captain must instruct the guests to leave the rope alone.
This. Had an almost accident last year with my friend trying to be a helpful guest. Never wrap it around your arm is all.
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Old 05-19-2016, 10:56 PM
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Great thread idea...thanks!

Open up the engine compartment check for leaks and run the blower at low speeds and before starting the engine.

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