5 Tips for Staying Safe Fishing on a Boat

Very important Tips!


Boating Safety Tips from MarineMax

Fishing from a boat allows for so much more opportunity for catching fish. However it also provides more opportunity for dangerous mistakes to suck the fun out of your day. Here are five tips you should know before you go.

  1. Know the rules of the road. The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS) are on the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Navigation Center website. Rules such as when encountering another boat underway, which boat has the “right of way” and is the stand-on vessel and which is “burdened and is the give-way vessel. Many MarineMax stores offer Intro to Boating and Boating Safety Courses that cover the basics.
  2. Have a Float Plan detailing where and when you will be fishing, share the plan with someone you can trust to report to the authorities if you and your boat go missing. Where is important for any search to be…

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