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!
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:
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.
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.
For those of you who don’t know me I’m Adrian Avena, and I’m a professional angler on the Bass Pro Tour and sponsored ambassador for Weego. After receiving my business degree from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA, I pursued a career in professional bass fishing. Over the last eight years I’ve had the opportunity to compete in three of the world’s largest circuits.
Summer is the season to get out of your house and into the great outdoors, and there’s no better way to fully immerse yourself than to go camping. Even if your car is nowhere in sight, though, you shouldn’t leave your Weego behind. A lot of Weego’s emphasis is put on jump starting, but we can’t forget that “Portable Power” is our battle cry in the war against dead batteries!