10 Boating Safety Equipment Checks

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For many boaters, January is a period of downtime, and that makes it a great month to inspect and update safety equipment — particularly if you have pulled it off the boat for winter storage. Here is my suggested 10-point checklist, but feel free to add to it and use each new year to ensure the season ahead is as safe as possible.


1. Check Flares

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Cold Weather Seamanship

Cold Weather Seamanship


The passion to continue boating burns bright for many although the weather may have cooled. Once fall sets in for good, the skies get bluer, the air gets crisper, and the crowds get thinner. Use these tips to maintain personal safety and convenience during the cold months.


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