After you buy a boat online or after you get the boat you have ready for the warm
weather you will probably feel pretty eager to get out there on the water. Before you head out into the warm weather boating season and before you head out on each adventure, remember to take the time prepare yourself mentally.
Do not be so anxious that you do not have fun, just be ready to be alert while you are on the water. As The Grant Tribune told its readers:
“The best boat operators constantly are looking around for other boats, swimmers, stumps and other hazards. This is especially true for operators of personal watercraft or other high-speed vessels.”
When you head out on the water fully aware of the rules and regulations for the jurisdiction and prepared to be alert, you can have a good time. The need for alertness is one of the reasons authorities caution boaters repeatedly about drinking and operating a moving vehicle on the water.
In the daytime there is the glare of the sun and all kinds of other distractions that may reduce visibility. Often, boaters overestimate how much room they have to maneuver with other vessels in the water. And when it gets dark, it is simply more difficult to see.
We want you to stay safe and enjoy spending time on your boat, so please remain alert.
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