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Boat safety advice

In order to ensure safe boating you have to mention some easy to remember and use tips:
Look around you constantly.
Try to be as well informed as possible on where other boats can sail.
When your boat is moving at high speed try to avoid other boats.
Keep distance between your boat and other vessels and do not try jumping their wake.
If there are other boats nearby, make sure that there the separating distance is sufficient to ensure safety in case other boaters decide to change direction suddenly.
Verify your boat and equipment before taking a long trip with your boat.

In order to ensure a safety and pleasant traveling you can examine this list of useful tips:
* Check fuel lines often. Replace immediately if they are hard and brittle, cracked, soft and mushy or swollen with marine grade fuel. Never! Never! Never use automobile parts on a watercraft.
* Check the engine compartment for oil leaks.
* Check hose and connections for leaks and cracks. Make sure hose clamps are tight.
* Drain all water from the engine compartment and be sure the bilge plug is replaced and secure.
* Check to be sure the fire extinguishers are fully charged.
* Make sure the stop button works on a PWC.
* Make sure the ignition safety switch and wrist lanyard are in working order.
* Make sure you have the required number of personal flotation devices and that they are in good condition and easily accessible.


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