Boat Safety Tips
While most people are aware of the rules of the road, the rules of the water are a little less known. Boating etiquette can not only keep you safe on the water, but it will also help to make the entire boating experience more fun. Make sure to keep these safety tips in mind to ensure that everyone is able to enjoy the water this summer.
- Watch your wake – while your wake is tons of fun when you are towing a tube or a wakeboarder, it can be very disruptive, and even dangerous to other boaters. Decrease your speed when you are passing other boaters or coming near a marina to ensure that your wake does not cause more harm than good.
- Be courteous at the launch ramp – launch ramps can easily back up during hot summer days. If you are inexperienced turning around and backing your boat up, practice in an empty parking lot to avoid holding up the line. After getting your boat into the water, move your car as soon as possible. The sooner you are able to get out of the way of other boaters, the better.
- Respect peace and quiet – many people head out on the water as a way to relax. If you are out with a few of your friends and want to have louder fun, make sure to do it away from anyone else who is trying to enjoy the quiet.
- Clean up – anything that you bring onto the water should leave with you. Do not throw any trash into the water or on the beach to ensure that the lake stays beautiful for years to come.
For all of your boat insurance needs to ensure that you stay safe while on the water this season, contact Gant Insurance Agency in McKinney, Texas.