May 22-28 is National Safe Boating Week, and we are joining in with the National Safe Boating Council to remind boaters of boating safety practices!
Here are a few ways to participate in National Safe Boating Week:
- Brush up on boating skills with an online course and make sure your boat has all essential gear.
- Make sure you wear a properly fitting life jacket and have (and know how to use) other required boating gear.
- Never boat while under the influence. Protect your life and others!
- Check the weather forecast before you leave shore.
- Always maintain a proper lookout and be aware of other boaters and the environment while boating.
- Learn more here!
Check out more articles with tips for boating safety below!
More Resources for Safe Boating:
We’ve collected some resources that you can review to help keep you and your family safe while boating!
Are you going on a road trip soon? Road trips are fun, but we have a few tips to help make them even better! Check out our road trip tips below!
Check your car. Before leaving, check your car’s oil, brakes, tires, wiper fluid, and anything else that could cause an issue. Make sure your spare tire is fully inflated, and bring along a car emergency kit. Don’t forget your Weego (see next tip)!
Bring a Weego Jump Starter! No one wants a dead car battery ruining their trip. With Weego, you don’t need another vehicle for a jump start. The unit is small and portable, yet powerful enough to get you back on the road in a matter of minutes.
Clean your car. Because sitting for hours on end is a much better experience in a freshly cleaned car! And to keep things clean while on the road, be sure to bring trash bags, wipes, hand sanitizer, and maybe even try some car organizers out.
Take breaks. Sitting in your car for hours can be hard on your body. Be sure to get out at rest stops to stretch and walk around a bit.
Bring good music and good snacks. This one is obvious, but it definitely makes the ride a lot more fun!
Listen to audiobooks. Since audiobooks can be pretty long, it can help make the time seem to go by faster. Maybe even try to find one close to the length of your trip, depending on how far you’re going!
Avoid traffic. Use GPS apps like Waze to help you find the best routes to avoid traffic.
Enjoy the ride! They say it’s the journey, not the destination. If you’re not thrilled about the long drive, just think about the people you’re with and the memories you’re making together along the way!
If you’re traveling with kids in tow, try out our free printable Road Trip Kit! Simply download, and print to create an activity binder to keep your kids busy while you’re on the road.
The games include I Spy, License Plate Game, Car Colors, and Road Sign Bingo.
Want to create a kids tackle box for your new fishing buddy? Read this informative guest blog by Tom Schlichter of SeaTow to get started!
Of course, kids that fish – or hope to someday soon – dream of having their own gear. A rite of passage for just about any budding young angler is getting their own tackle box.
Learn more about cleaning your boat vinyl in this informative guest blog by Tom Schlichter of SeaTow.
Boat vinyl: it’s a godsend and a curse. Tough, adaptable and used for everything from seat covers to bolsters, flaps and coverings, it solves a lot of would-problems for boaters in terms of providing a long-lasting, smooth and even stretchable material that functions best where a soft touch is desired. On the other hand, it can quickly grow dirty, grimy and uninviting if you don’t take care of it from day one.
You have a new boat, now it’s time to learn how to drive with a boat trailer. Read this informative guest blog by Tom Schlichter of SeaTow for some tips!
Hooray! You finally bought that boat you’ve always wanted. Whether it’s a 14-foot skiff, family runabout or a mean, lean fishing machine, it’s your instant passage to fun on the water. But are you ready to trailer it yourself? If not, some driving practice is in order. To that end, here’s four quick tips for driving with a boat in tow:
By: Berdj Mazmanian, Senior Product Manager, Weego
We have all seen the impact of portable power in our lives, especially over the last two decades.
Everything from our cell phones to our laptop computers have gotten smaller and hold a charge longer. We have witnessed the evolution of chemistry used in battery technology, the latest of which is Lithium, currently taking center stage. Lithium battery capacity is a viable successor due to its density to power ratio. Basically, it packs a lot of punch in a small package which is why our electronics are getting smaller and lasting longer between recharges.
Learn more about cold weather boating safety in this guest blog post by SeaTow:
While boating is continuing in the south, many areas are starting to experience colder weather that can bring certain dangers.
Did you know that your chances of dying from going overboard are five times greater in winter months than in the summer? That’s one of the reasons why the Sea Tow Foundation is reminding boaters of the importance of boating safely in cold weather. This safety information is especially important for hunters, paddlers and all other recreational boaters in areas where the water and/or air temperature is colder during the winter months.
Tips for New Weego Owners from Berdj Mazmanian, Weego Senior Product Manager
Did you just buy your first Weego, or receive one as a gift? You may be asking yourself – I have my Weego, but what do I do now? Or maybe, you’ve had your Weego for some time but need a refresher on what to do. Either way this blog post is perfect for you!
Our Senior Product Manager, Berdj Mazmanian, has some tips for new Weego owners. Watch these short videos to learn how to use your new (or not so new) Weego! In these videos, Berdj will walk you through the basics of using our Weego 22s, 22, 44, & 66 models.
Learn more about winterizing your boat or doing a mid-season check up in this informative guest blog by Tom Schlichter of SeaTow:
If you live north of Maryland, November can signal the end of the line when it comes to recreational boating season. There comes a point where it’s generally too cold, too snotty and not safe enough to make heading out on the water a fun and reasonable venture. That means it’s time to close-up shop by winterizing your boat and motor and stowing it until spring finally rolls back round.