Did You Know – Safely Cross Large Wakes

Did You Know – Safely Cross Large Wakes

Here is another Did You Know boating safety tip… how to safely cross large wakes. A boater should always be alert and take appropriate action when approaching boat wakes. Larger boats can produce 3 to 4 feet wakes that can be compounded from wind action on the...
Be Smart, and Safe, With Your Wake Displacement

Be Smart, and Safe, With Your Wake Displacement

Did You Know – When cruising the shoreline within 150 feet from it or a dock, it is important the boat is operated in the displacement mode. At this speed the boat will be almost at level trim and easy to steer with minimal or no wake generated. Another option...
Briefing on Board

Briefing on Board

Briefing people once they are on board the boat is an often overlooked, but a very important safety measure. Those that have taken cruises on large ships will recall practicing safety drills before the ship disembarks. Too often, we assume the crew or passengers have...
Faulty Electric Connections

Faulty Electric Connections

Many boaters and fishermen have added equipment to their boats in the off-season requiring electrical connections for power. Be sure the wiring is adequate to carry the load. Inadequate wiring and overloading of cables or outlets may cause overheating with the...