Five Common Boating Mistakes to Avoid
Some boating mishaps are unavoidable. Mechanical issues, for example, can sneak upon even the most prepared mariner. On the other hand, many mistakes can be easily avoided. Here are five common boating mistakes
----and tips for avoiding them:
Mistake 1: Forgetting to Plug the Boat Drain
This one seems pretty basic, right? Yet, every year boats fill with water from this embarrassing mishap. To ensure a day of smooth sailing, check your boat drain...and keep in mind that there may be more than one!
Mistake 2: Failure to Launch
Okay, this one isn't really a boating mistake, but inefficiency at the launch can create a lot of stress
----which can easily lead you to forget something important. For new boaters in particular (those who may not have mastered the art of backing a boat down the launch), a little practice can go along way. Set up some cones in your driveway and practice moving around while towing the boat. You'll feel much more confident when you show up to launch.
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