• Rob Langan

Boating Tips - Keep safe this summer

Updated: Jan 14, 2019

Before heading out on the water follow these simple tips to ensure the safety of your boat and those on board.

Check your boat

Visually inspect the vessel and test engines, marine radio and navigational equipment.

Check your insurance

Make sure you have current insurance that covers your activities.

Contact Bayinsure for expert advice and insurance cover.

Check your safety equipment

Ensure you have all the required safety equipment in good condition and easily accessible.

Make sure everyone on board knows where the safety equipment is and how to use it.

Check the Weather

Look up tides, swell, wind, bar crossings and general weather forecasts.

Continue to monitor whilst on the water, conditions can change quickly.

Fuel & Water

Ensure you have sufficient fuel and enough drinking water for everyone on board.

Report your trip

Let someone know where you are going and when you plan to return.

Marine Radio

Log on & off with your local volunteer marine rescue/coast guard group.

Happy boating!

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