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Boating Safety

  1. Be sure that your boat/vessel is seaworthy.
  2. Do not consume ALCOHOL while boating.
  3. Check the weather forecast prior to departing.
  4. Watch for wind, storms, and lightning.
  5. Wear life jackets.
  6. Know your area.
  7. Ask Marina Office staff for tips.  They work 24/7.
  8. Get a free inspection from the USCG Auxiliary. 
  9. Pick up free brochures/pamphlets on “Boating Safety Tips” by the TPWD or USCG which are located in the Marina Office.
  10. Know the RULES of the "Road"

 

Five Most Important Tips for First-time Sailors

  1. Always wear your life jacket when underway.
  2. Make sure you file a float plan with a responsible adult so they know where you are going and when you should return.
  3. Study and know the rules of the road so you are aware of which boat has the right of way.
  4. Keep a good look out for other boats. Even if you know the rules others may not, so you have to operate defensively.
  5. Always operate at a safe speed, at a safe distance from the shore and other boats, and in a responsible manner.

 

Essential Item Check List

  • Life jackets
  • Fuel system
  • Batteries
  • Bilge
  • Boat transom plug
  • Anchor
  • Signaling device e.g.: flares, mirror, VHF radio, cell phone
  • Drinking water
  • Shade
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses

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