Be sure to carry
life vests for the number of persons on board
and wear them at the slightest indication of
choppy sea or the weather turning unfriendly.
Over loading a boat
can be fatal. Never do it.
responsible onshore where you are going and when
to expect you back.
Check fuel and
fishing equipment before leaving shore. Always
carry extra fuel.
Never ever ignore
weather warning signals or any sign whatsoever,
of unexpected bad weather.
Try to carry along,
a Compass, GPS and Tool Box, if possible, a Fire
Frequently check the
water wake to see how it effects others on the
boat and adjust your speed accordingly. This is
important to comfort.
You must understand
that the Group Leader or Boat Captain, is
responsible for the safety of all on board and
it is their duty to see that everyone knows and
complies with proper safety measures.
rules for boat traffic and avoid areas where
there are swimmers, divers and fallen skiers.
Never ever speed up
or race with other boats inside the Breakwater.
Give others the right of way.
It is well advised
not to carry alcohol in open water as alcohol
and open water don't blend or mix well.
Always carry extra
food, specially fruits and lots of drinking
water. Avoid greasy or very spicy foods before
you set out offshore.
bait if your are going stationary boat fishing.
It's better to be safe than sorry.
Take along sea
sickness tablets like Marzine or Avomine and a
First Aid Kit Box.