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  • Boating Tips

    A few tips for driving a motor boat

    • Familiarise yourself with all parts of the boat, including safety equipment, etc.
    • Check personal flotation devices on board - ensure there is a sufficient amount (and size).
    • Have a check list that you use before each boating excursion.
    • Always ensure you have enough fuel, oil, etc, before leaving the dock.
    • There will usually be a steering wheel, and a forward and reverse.
    • Yourself and your passengers should avoid alcohol consumption.
    • Learn the navigational rules.
    • Bear in mind the wind and current.
    • Always practice safety.

    A few tips for sailing

    • Learn to sail away from crowded waters, and in low winds.
    • Practice raising a boat from capsized.
    • So that you can be easily seen in the water, wear bright colours.
    • Ensure you have good swimming skills.