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Learn how you can set up your boat properly before leaving the dock and enjoy a safe day on the water with your family and friends.
Setting up your boat properly is an important part of having a good day on the water. Safety should always be your number one concern. Make sure you always have a Personal Flotation Device or PFD. It’s also not a bad idea to have some basic tools as well as emergency equipment like a bilge pump and a small fire extinguisher, which is mandatory on some bigger boats. Keep that battery charged, and check on it consistently as well as maintaining your boat lights.
Learn more about Boating and Water safety in our next section. Emergency protocol, types of PFD’s available, boat safety equipment and more.
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