Don’t Booze and Boat!

We love boating and having fun here at Powerboatguy. That being said, we want to remind people what had to say about alcohol and boating.

Boating and Using Common Sense

Every year, I hear about someone who had a boat accident that just didn’t have to happen. Why don’t people use common sense when they’re getting into their motorboats? Anyone who owns or operates a boat should know you need to take a boating course, keep on the lookout for buoys, check the weather reports, skip the booze and stay alert. But there are three other extremely important safety elements that are neglected time and again. According to the 2014 Recreational Boating Statistics, the Coast Guard counted 4,064 accidents that involved 610 deaths. The most common types of vessels involved in accidents were open motorboats on vessels less than 21 feet. Most of these deaths were from drowning, and 84% of these victims were not wearing a life jacket. You wouldn’t think of going in a car without buckling your seatbelt, so why not keep yourself safe on a boat,…Keep Reading