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Fall Boating Safety Tips

Posted on October 30, 2023

With comfortable temperatures, strong winds for sailing, and the crowded waterways of the summer a memory, fall has become a popular season for boating. It’s also a time to take some extra safety precautions, according to the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water.

Most boaters who drown are in smaller crafts - those less than 21 feet in length, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. These smaller boats are more susceptible to the effects of stormy weather. That’s why it’s even more important to take precautions if you will be in a smaller vessel. However, these boating safety tips are good to keep in mind for a vessel of any size:

Keep safety in mind on the water:

Make sure your boat stays reliable:

Negligence or mechanical malfunctions are common reasons for boating accidents. If you or someone you love was injured in a boating accident and believe that negligence was a factor, please contact us. Having a better understanding of your legal options may help.