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No one believed me when I said "enjoy the hot fishing and great boating, we won't get out tomorrow due to bad weather." Tomorrow came, it was blowing like stink, and we sat in the living room drinking coffee. "How'd you know we'd get blown out?" a buddy asked. "It was the wind shift," I said. "When wind shifts in a clockwise direction then good weather is approaching. But it moved counterclockwise yesterday, and that means foul weather was due." Knowing what constitutes a safe wind speed for boating is important, so here are 4 tips to add to your boat safety routine.
If we waited for perfect weather then we wouldn't spend much time on the water. Check these simply, yet useful boating checklist before you hit the water! Keep an eye on the weather so you know how to boat safely.
Tom Keer is an award-winning writer who lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He is a columnist for the Upland Almanac, a Contributing Writer for Covey Rise magazine, a Contributing Editor for both Fly Rod and Reel and Fly Fish America, and a blogger for the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation’s Take Me Fishing program. Keer writes regularly for over a dozen outdoor magazines on topics related to fishing, hunting, boating, and other outdoor pursuits. When they are not fishing, Keer and his family hunt upland birds over their three English setters. His first book, a Fly Fishers Guide to the New England Coast was released in January 2011. Visit him at www.tomkeer.com or at www.thekeergroup.com.
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