West Marine Safe Boating Checklist

West Marine’s safe boating checklist to help stay safe on the water:

Pre-Departure:

1. Check weather report and tides/currents

2. File a float plan with someone you know. Tell them where youʼre going and when you intend to return (and what to do if you don’t).

3. Identify non-swimmers: Supply them with fitted life jackets while on the water

4. Identify second-in-command in case of skipperʼs incapacitation

5. Identify the location and the operation of the following Coast Guard required safety items if fitted

  • Life jackets – should be readily accessible
  • Lifesling or throwable flotation – should be immediately accessible.
  • Horn or sound-producing device as required
  • Fire extinguishers and a brief description of their operation (P.A.S.S.)
  • Flares or other Visual Distress Signals
  • Check operation of Navigation Lights

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