Monday, May 21, 2012

Safe Boating - Summer boating season is upon us

Hey there all your boating enthusiasts! The weather is warming up in Nevada, and around the country in general. We love to play at our lakes, rivers and beaches. Please, do so with caution. Before you take out that baot, have the craft checked for water-sturdiness. has the engine been tuned? Is the registration up to date? Have you had the trailer tires checked? How abut a spare tire (or two)?

In Nevada, any vessel with a motor must be registered. Does your boat need to be inspcted? Check with your local Nevada Dept of Wildlife office before heading out to the waters. Do you have enough personal floatation devices (PFD), that properly fit, for ebery person who will be taking a ride on the vessel. PFD's area mandatory on non-motorized vessels as well.

If you're not familar with the waters, get a map before leaving  the dock. Make certain someone knows where you will be going and when you are expected back. Have a means of communications with you, in the event of an emergency.

For waterskiers and divers have that flag out and, skiers remember to have an observer.

June 22-24, 2012 is the annual Operation Dry Water campaign to promote sober boating. The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) website has a section for the public with tips, videos, and a safe boating pledge
Take a moment and check out their website.

Enjoy the waters of the nation's rivers, lakes, and coasts, but please do it safely.

Operation Dry Water website link

Be safe - get your boating license safety certificate

As always - stay safe out there!

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