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10/22/2018
Just because summer is behind us doesn’t mean you and your friends or family can’t enjoy your boat and head out on the water for weekend adventures. So long as you’re all staying safe.

Whether your boat has a set of outboard motors, you’re running a single motor on a boat only big enough for two or three people, or you’ve invested in a hovercraft (okay, maybe that’s unlikely), safety needs to be at the forefront of your mind each time that you take your vessel out onto the water.

Staying Safe on the Water

To give you a bit of a refresher when it comes to marine safety, below is an article from Amsoil4liny on marine safety.

Listen to the Weather

Maybe it’s a birthday, maybe it’s an anniversary, or maybe it’s a fishing trip which you and your friends have been planning for months, if the event gets closer and the weather and water predictions say no, then it’s time to reschedule. Too many people head to the water without checking the weather forecast or do check it and think that the conditions look fine enough in the morning. And while it’s true that the water may look like it’s perfect for your adventure when you take your boat out, it doesn’t mean that it’s going to stay that way for the whole day, putting you and your passengers in a potentially precarious position during the middle of your outing. Long story short - if the weather says no then it’s a no.

One Only Person Can Be in Charge

If something happens when you’re on the water, be it a small or large emergency, the worst response you want is for half of your passengers to be listening to one person while the other half are taking directions from another. While you’re all on the way to your destination, decide on who will be the person in charge should an emergency strike. Keep in mind that this doesn’t have to be the driver or even the owner, it just needs to be one person who knows how to act in a range of water-based emergencies and somebody who everybody knows they should be listening to.

On the Subject of Water-Based Emergencies

Of course, there is a range of common emergencies which can happen at any time which you can prepare your passengers for. The perfect example would be somebody falling overboard in choppy waters. The reason why it’s so important to talk about these types of common emergencies is that it can be easy for people on the boat to act instinctively and make the problems worse, such as three people jumping into dangerous waters to attempt a rescue while two other people throw in floatation devices which become tangled. A quick rundown of what to do should somebody go overboard and any other common and basic emergencies you can think of can go a long way to preventing a slightly bad situation from becoming significantly worse. Click here to buy AMSOIL 10W-30 Synthetic Marine Engine Oil and keep your engine in top shape. After all, the safety of your passengers also depends on the condition of your boat. If you aren’t entirely sure if this is the right product for your boat’s engine, speak with somebody who can help. Call Amsoil4Livy today at (888) 826-7645 for expert advice on the subject. If you prefer, the online store has more information about the range of AMSOIL products available, including engine lubricants to keep your towing vehicle in good shape too.

1 Passenger Equals 1 Life Jacket

Life jackets are the single most important safety item on board your boat. Why is that? Because If anything happens on your boat and you need to get into the water, these are the devices which are going to keep you and your passengers afloat until help arrives. When counting your passengers and your life jackets, remember that adult life jackets aren’t interchangeable with children’s ones, meaning that a child can’t be assigned an adult life jacket and vice versa. Each person needs the correct sized life jacket for it to be effective.

Don’t Drink And, Err, Boat?!

Much like drinking alcohol while you are driving a car, drinking while you are on the water is a bad idea. Sure, you don’t have to worry about other boats on the water as much as you do when driving on the road, but you need to make sure that you have a good state of mind to handle any problems which occur and to drive the boat well to keep your passengers safe. Whether you need to set an amount you will drink over the course of the day or balance your alcohol intake with water, be sure that you do what you need to do in order to drive the boat safely and respond quickly and effectively to any emergencies which might occur.

Even Your Boat Can Benefit from a Synthetic Oil Change in Long Island, NY

A synthetic oil change isn’t just for the vehicle which tows your boat, but for the boat’s engine itself. From improved performance right through to making sure your engine doesn’t break down in the middle of the water, a synthetic oil change can help. To find out more, speak with a friendly professional at Amsoil4Liv today by calling (888) 826-7645 and ask about the range of high-quality AMSOIL products which can help to keep your vessel in good shape and your passengers safe.
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