Are Jet Skis Dangerous? (What You Need To Know)

Jet skis can provide lots of fun for you and your family; however, everyone who drives them needs to make sure they know how to operate them safely. According to the USCG, about 800-900 injuries happen, and around 40-50 people die each year from jet skis. This is the second highest among boat types, just …

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What Are The Most Common Boating Accidents?

The perfect boating excursion should end with fun memories and stronger bonds with your boating companions. But unfortunately, boating accidents do happen, especially when you let your guard down. And there are dangerous consequences when an accident occurs. For instance, in 2021, the U.S. Coast Guard recorded 4,439 boating accidents that involved 658 deaths and …

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Boating And Docking In The Wind And Waves (Tips And Tricks)

If you’re like me, you don’t usually let the wind deter you from heading out on the water on your one Saturday afternoon a week. Although there are times that the wind is so strong it makes boating unsafe, there are plenty of tips and tricks you can learn to make boating in the wind …

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Coast Guard Boat Requirements (All Boat Sizes Included)

If you’ve ever been pulled over by the coast guard, you know that there are many different requirements that they have because you were probably missing one. In this article, not only will I go over all of these safety requirements by the U.S. Coast Guard, but also more safety equipment that I recommend having …

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Caught Boating In A Thunderstorm? What You Need To Know

When out boating on the water, a thunderstorm is one of the most dangerous things that can happen. In a huge open space such as a lake or ocean, things such as boats are much more susceptible to getting struck by lightning than if they were on land. This is because, in an open area …

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6 Wakeboarding Tips To Stay Safe On The Water

Although very hard at first, wakeboarding is a lot of fun once you finally learn how. The fun never stops as you slowly get better and learn many tricks. What many people fail to realize though is the danger in wakeboarding. A study from the U.S. National Library of Medicine showed that around 47.9% of …

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Why Bass Boats Are Not As Safe As You Think

We all want a more powerful and faster boat to get to the best fishing spots as quickly as possible. I mean, with awards of over a million dollars for some bass tournaments, who wouldn’t? As we continue to raise the horsepower on our motors, we forget about something even more important, safety. So, are …

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How Windy Is Too Windy For Boating?

Wind will always be a major factor in how well your time on the water will be. No matter the size of the boat, it’s important to check wind and wave forecasts before you go boating. You don’t want to end up like this dude: So, how windy is too windy for boating? The answer …

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Is Tubing Dangerous And How To Make It Safer?

Although tubing is many times viewed as safe when compared to other water activities such as wakeboarding and water skiing, it actually is just as dangerous if not more dangerous. A study from the National Institutes of Health showed that tubing actually led to a higher chance of severe injury when compared to water skiing. …

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