Boating Tips Tricks 147

Boating activities are as varied as the boats and boaters who participate, and new ways of enjoying the water are constantly being discovered.

Since it is a recreational activity, most boating is done in calm protected waters and during good weather. Even so, conditions can change rapidly, and a small vessel can get into life-threatening difficulties.

It’s important to keep an inventory of safety gear on board every boat, which is prescribed by the U.S. Coast Guard as well as state boating law administrators in the U.S.