Having a boat means sunsets on the water, and memories to last forever with your family and friends. Of course, those happy memories are all tied up with ensuring your boat is in good shape for the summer season. Use these 5 tips as a little checklist to get everything together.
1. Emergency Plan Practices
Don’t let your kids lose their sense when something happens on the water. Run them through the emergency steps at least 3 to 4 times before you have them out on the boat. The repetition is what will help them stay calm.
2. Insist on Life Jackets
Even the best swimmers can sustain bodily damage that makes them unable to keep themselves afloat. Ensure your family has life jackets for whatever comes your way.
3. Buy a Carbon Monoxide Detector…
And then make sure it works on your boat! This isn’t a common problem for most boaters, but there’s simply no reason to take the chance — especially because there are few to no warning signs when it comes to a leak.
4. Start Filling Out Forms
When hikers head out on the trail, they often let the park know which trail they’re on and when they left. Do the same when you go out by using a float plan to tell officials where your family will be, just in case.
5. Contact Wellspring Insurance Network Inc.
Our agents serve Rockville, MD, and we make it a point to get you the boat insurance you need to cruise along confidently on the water. Know you’re protected when you call us to talk about the type of policy you want for your prized possession. Call if you have questions or need a quote!