When boating, it is possible to get caught unexpectedly in bad weather, encounter insects or spend too much time in the sun. To protect yourself and your passengers, do some research before you head out.
Check Local Weather Conditions
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Check your local marine forecast and plan accordingly. Have a radio on board to receive weather updates while you’re out and keep an eye on the clouds for developing weather. It’s also important to keep track of the tides in your area, so you know when water levels will be low or high. And know what to do if you get caught in bad weather.
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