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48 Blogs that Offer Tips on Boating Safety

Posted May 17th, 2010
by Staff (4 comments)

Staying safe on the water is important. Boating is usually a very safe and enjoyable summer activity, but without knowing the proper safety precautions, accidents can happen. Taking a boating safety course and practicing with an experienced boater are two ways for new boaters to learn safe habits. It is also important to make sure the boat is in good condition and you have the proper supplies available in case of an emergency.

To learn how to stay safe while boating, you need to know how to respond in any situation, what supplies you need, and what the current laws and regulations for boating are. Below is a list of resources to get you started.

  1. Small Boat Marine Fist Aid Kits: Having a first aid kit on board is essential for boat safety; this is what to include.
  2. Boating Safety 101 and the 23 Deadliest Boating Accidents: Basic boating safety tips to keep everyone safe on the water.
  3. Boating Safety Tips for the Spring and Summer: Advice for staying safe while sailing in the spring and summer.
  4. New Florida Boating Safety Law Aims to Prevent Accidents Involving Young Operators: Information on the latest regulations to keep boaters safe.
  5. Do You Know How to Make a Float Plan?: Creating a Float Plan should be the first safety step you make before any boating trip.
  6. Florida Boating Safety: Tips to Keep in Mind: Tips for staying safe while boating in Florida or elsewhere.
  7. Boating Safety Tips for Summer: How to stay safe on the water this summer.
  8. Pontoon Boat Safety Tips: Advice for staying safe while operating a pontoon, or party boat.
  9. Boat Safety Tips you Should Know: Some of the best tips for boating safety.
  10. Real Life Paddling Safety Precautions: How to stay safe while kayaking.
  11. Kids, canoes and Safety: A man talks about the steps he took to make sure his family boating trip was a success.
  12. In Florida, Boating Safety is Not Optional: Why boating safety regulations are so important.
  13. Outdoor Christmas Lighting and Holiday Displays: How to safely decorate your boat for the holidays
  14. Hunt Down Brand-New Lifejackets for Leisure Water Sports: New lifejackets are the best way to assure that your personal flotation device won’t fail when you need it most.
  15. Boating Safety Basics Update: Boating safety basic and innovations to make staying safe easier.
  16. Practice Safe and Responsible Boating: Advice on boating safety for fishers.
  17. Going Boating? A Crew Safety Briefing Could Save Lives: Explains the importance of making boat safety a group priority before leaving land.
  18. Paddle Craft Safety: Advice from the US Coast Guard Auxiliary on boating safety.
  19. Safety on the Water: Safety advice for first time boat owners.
  20. What is the Secret to Safe Sailing in Heavy Weather?: How to stay safe on a boat in potentially dangerous weather conditions.
  21. Boat Rentals: A Summer of Fun and Safety: Why it is important to take an introductory boating safety course, even if you will only be renting a boat.
  22. Why Washington’s Waters are So Deadly: How to survive a fall into icy water, in Washington or other cold water states.
  23. The Basics of Rafting: Rafting Gear and Tips: Staying safe while on a rafting adventure through the use of proper techniques and the correct supplies.
  24. Memorial Day Water Safety Tips: Water safety tips for boating, swimming and other water activities from the American Red Cross.
  25. Taking the Whole Family on a House Boating Vacation: Safety tips for taking a family vacation on a house boat.
  26. Dana Sturn on Boat Safety and… Splash: How to safely exit a boat or other watercraft.
  27. Eight Ways to Stay Safe in Outdoor Water Sports: Safety tips for any outdoor water activities, including boating.
  28. The Significance of Marine Safety Tools: Why the tools and equipment you select for your boat matters.
  29. Buy a Boat and Learn to Sail: Steps for learning how to safely use a sail boat.
  30. Boating and Drinking Don’t Mix: A warning about the dangers of drinking alcohol while boating.
  31. Yachtpals: US Federal Requirements and Safety Tips for Recreational Boats- US requirements for operation listed by boat type.
  32. Eight Incredible Survival Stories: Eight stories about sailors who survived because they knew boating safety skills.
  33. Sailing Safely By the Sea: Safety advice for yacht boating trips.
  34. Surviving Heavy Weather on a Rowboat: Explains the secret to surviving a rough storm if you are stuck on a rowboat or other small water vessel.
  35. Make Sure You Can Get Back in the Boat: Advice on how to get back into a boat after it has capsized, and how to retrieve a passenger who has fallen overboard.
  36. Baby on Board a Boat: A family talks about how they kept their young child safe while living on a boat.
  37. Boat Safety Kits: What to bring along on a boating trip.
  38. What Should be in Your Small Boat Marine Tool Kit: Advice on picking the best tools, and tool box, for your small boat tool kit.
  39. In the Same Boat: A story highlighting the importance of having a first aid kit along for any boating trip, and a list of what the kit should have.
  40. Stay Safe on the Water: Tips for staying safe on the water, whether you’re boating or swimming.
  41. Riding out the Storm: How to survive a storm at sea.
  42. Boating Safety: Safety checklists and additional tips for staying safe on the water.
  43. Boat Checklist: A checklist to follow before every boat outing.
  44. Sailing Equipment Tips: Equipment problems many boaters face, and how to avoid them.
  45. Boat Check Tips from Wappapello Corps: Advice on what to check before using your boat for the first time each season and any time you go out on the water.
  46. Boat Responsibly: Small Boat Safety Tips: An explanation of the most common small boat accidents, and how to avoid them.
  47. Boat Trailer Tips: How to safely hitch, load and unload a boat trailer.
  48. Fins, Furs and Feathers: Safety tips for waterfowl hunters, including how to stay safe while boating.


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  • Posted June 15th, 2010 by Roger Erbst at 3:31 pm - Reply

    I have not one, but TWO friends who have been hit with props. One much more serious than the other, but both very scary. Boat Safely!

  • Posted June 15th, 2010 by Gregory at 4:54 pm - Reply

    Awesome resource! In addition to proper safety, don’t forget to make sure you understand the laws and regulations of the particular lake you are on. For example, NO WAKE ZONES and such.

  • Posted June 16th, 2010 by stephen at 5:55 pm - Reply

    77 Fatal accidents in Florida in 2008 alone! Safety is no joke!

  • Posted August 30th, 2010 by M. Sullivan at 10:17 am - Reply

    Very good information here. Many people don’t seem to realize that many of the boating laws are for their own safety as well as the boaters, tubers and skiers around them. Just like raising a family, owning and operating a boat is a huge responsibility and should be taken seriously, that way at then end of the day you can look back at how much fun a day you, your family and your friends had. Instead of looking back thinking I should have done this or if I had only done that!!

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