Holiday Safety Tips
Fran Campbell Team wants each of you to have a very safe and fun Labor Day weekend! Here are some great tips that all boaters, professional or novice, can appreciate.
- By law, a lifejacket must be available for each person in the boat. Make sure passengers know where those jackets are in case of an emergency.
- Know what each buoy marking means. Pay attention to the No Wake areas as many children and adults might be swimming in that area.
- Be aware of your surroundings and drive to the right side of the channel or cove, just as you would on the road.
- Have a plan mapped out in your head for emergencies before you go out on the water. The more prepared you are, the calmer you tend to be in those situations.
- Don't drink and drive. Remember that we are all responsible not only for the lives of those on our boats, but the lives of everyone on the Lake.
- The Water Patrol and the Coast Guard Auxiliary provide free inspections of boats. If you suspect a problem before getting in the water, call up these guys to give you the green light.
- Designate one passenger to keep a close eye on water skiers and tubers riding on the back of your boat. Watersports should be conducted in a safe area.
- Be considerate of others out on the water. Coves can get crowded at times and tension can easily arise.
- Check the weather ahead of time so you can stay ahead of any storms or strong wind that might be coming to the area.
- When overtaking smaller vessels, be courteous and try to allow as much room as possible at a reasonable speed.
We're looking forward to the great Holiday weekend with many visitors. As always, please check out www.FranCampbell.com/blog for Lake Area Real Estate Listings!
Vacation News - August 28-Sept 10, 2009.