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Staying Safe on Your Boat

Staying Safe on Your Boat

by Mario Vittone

8 Tips for a Safer Boat Trip

As a veteran helicopter rescue swimmer and then an investigator for the United States Coast Guard, I’ve seen a lot of boating trips gone wrong.  Accidents are accidents, but after twenty years on the job, I noticed that most of the things that get boaters into trouble are easy to avoid.  With a little planning and preparation, you can dramatically decrease your chances of ever having to call for help.  Consider the following before your family’s next day on the water to make sure the fun stays that way.

First of all, remember the difference between where you are going and what you are doing.  “Fishing” is a “what” – if you prepare to go fishing and forget about the “where” you may find yourself in real trouble.  So…  Continue reading