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Three Essential Safety Items

Life Jacket

Horn

Radio

Life jackets

One important safety precaution when boating is to always wear a life jacket. Even if you are a strong swimmer, there is always the chance of being thrown overboard or of hitting your head on something and becoming unconscious. A life jacket will keep you afloat and help you stay safe until someone can rescue you. Make sure to choose a life jacket that fits well and is comfortable to wear.Even if you are a strong swimmer, a life jacket can provide extra safety in the event of an accident. No one expects to have an accident while boating, but accidents can and do happen, even to strong swimmers. In the event of an accident, a life jacket can provide extra safety and may be the difference between life and death.

horn

Boat horns can be used to signal your location to other boats and to warn others of potential hazards. They can also be used to communicate with other boats in your vicinity. When using your boat horn, be sure to follow the proper horn signals. When out on the water, a horn can be used to communicate many things. You can signal your intentions to other boaters. For example 3 short burst on the horn can let them know you are overtaking to port. Or 5 short blast on the horn can indicate your vessel is operating in reverse. It is important to know the different sounds that a horn can make in order to use it for the right purpose.

Radio

With a boat radio, you can stay safe while enjoying the water. Boat radios provide weather and marine information, so you can avoid potentially dangerous situations. They also allow you to communicate with other boats and emergency services, in case of an emergency. Boat radios are a great way to stay safe while out on the water.Boat radios can help you find your way back to shore if you get lost, and they can also be used to communicate with other boats in the area. Before you go out on the water, be sure to familiarize yourself with the different types of boat radios and how to use them. There are a variety of radios available, from handheld units to those that mount on the boat. Make sure you have the correct type of radio for your boat and that it is properly tuned.