PFD

Nevada’s Life Jacket Laws

Every boat must carry at least one Coast Guard-approved life jacket for each person on board and for any person being towed by the boat, placed so as to be readily accessible for use in an emergency. ...

Rhode Island’s Lifejacket Laws

All boats are required to carry at least one Coast Guard-approved, wearable lifejacket for each person on board. Children’s Lifejacket Law In Rhode Island, passengers 13 years of age and under a...

Swamping or Sinking

Hull Leaks and Flooding Striking underwater hazards such as a submerged rock, sunken island, shoal or deadhead may cause serious damage to your craft resulting in a breach of the hull. If the hull of ...

Person Overboard Emergencies

Person Overboard Emergency Over 40% of all boating fatalities are the result of people falling overboard. You should be prepared with the right knowledge and equipment to rescue a person overboard: En...

Towing Rules and Regulations

Towing Towing a water-skier, wakeboarder, kneeboarder or other towable device requires the use of a spotter. A spotter is a person who observes the person being towed at all times. The spotter notifie...

Capsizing

Responding to a Capsizing Emergency Overturning your boat, better known as capsizing, is a serious boating emergency. To be prepared, know how to perform the following if this does in fact happen. Ens...

Casting off from the Dock

Casting Off There’s not much we enjoy more than casting off from the dock to go boating for the afternoon with family and friends. Here are our top tips to get you out boating safely and with confi...

Boating Emergencies

Boating emergencies are something we never think will happen to us but they can strike at any time and come in various forms and degrees of severity. The key to safe, enjoyable boating is being prepar...

Loading Your Boat with People and Equipment

Loading your Boat If you’re anything like us, and looking to get the best out of your time on the water, it’s all about being prepared. Complete your pre-departure checklist, check the weather, p...

Life Jackets & PFDs

An important part of your Personal Safety Equipment is a boater’s life jacket or PFD. Let’s take a closer look at what you need to know about one of the most important pieces of safety equipment a...