Summer is in full swing, and boats are out on the water. It is important that you practice caution when taking out a boat for your safety and for the safety of others. Whether you are sailing your own boat, renting a boat, or riding someone else’s boat, there are some basic safety tips that you should follow. Of course, regardless of how careful you are, accidents do happen, and it is important to know what to do.
Every individual on the boat should be wearing a life jacket. The life jacket should fit you snuggly, but not be uncomfortable. Most life jackets have adjustable straps so that you can make it fit properly. However, smaller people and children can only adjust the straps so far, so make sure you have life jackets available in every necessary size before you set out. [Read more…] about Summer Boat Safety and When Disaster Strikes