Knowing the stressors involved with boating can help keep you safe on the water. Many people mistakenly think that boating is no different than driving. Unfortunately, they quickly find out that it is much different indeed. While driving great distances can encourage fatigue, there are more stressors on a boat than in a car such as:
The sun bouncing off of the water and into your eyes is tiring. Think of driving into the sun for hours on … Read more
Chances are that if you own any type of watercraft, you have friends and family begging you for a ride. Not just any ride, mind you, they want to be pulled behind your boat on a raft, skis, or board. You may be wary of towing a living and breathing human behind a powerful boat; however, when you follow these great tips, you can tow a rider like a pro.
Tourist season is kicking into full gear. If you are in the Carolinas, chances are you may be heading to the beach for your much deserved vacation. No one ever wants to get sick or hurt; especially on a trip. Knowing how to avoid common vacation injuries and accidents can help ensure that you and your family have a wonderful time from beginning to end. Keep you and your family safe and happy by protecting yourselves from the most common … Read more
Boating is a wonderful pastime, whether it’s out on the ocean or on one of the Carolina’s many beautiful lakes. Spending a day on the water means abundant amounts of sunshine and having an opportunity to make memories. In most instances, an afternoon on the water ends without incident. However, there are some boaters that are not so fortunate. While boating can be an enjoyable event, it can also end in tragedy.
More states than ever before are experiencing cold winter months. While our neighbors in the north may be used to cold winters and feet of snow, those of us in North Carolina are more used to mild winters and tolerable temperatures. Whether you are staying at home this holiday season or heading up toward the Great Lakes, you may be planning on spending some of your time on the water.
While boating accidents can occur at any time of year, … Read more
It’s the time of year when people will be taking to the water with more regularity. Most people are aware that drinking and boating are both dangerous and illegal, but their are myths surrounding drinking while on the water that should be dispelled. Knowing that the behavior is dangerous is not enough.
1. Drinking and Boating Is Safer than Drinking and Driving
There is a common misconception that being drunk behind the wheel of a boat is not as dangerous as … Read more
Boating is a popular pastime in North Carolina and other coastal states. When safety is taken into consideration, boating can be a fantastic way to spend a summer afternoon. Unfortunately, accidents occur when people are distracted or otherwise engaged, and wonderful days enjoying the beautiful weather can quickly turn to tragedy. It can pay to know why boating accidents happen. Here are the four most common causes.
Summertime may not be officially here, but very few are still thinking “spring.” Now that the days are heating up, you and your family are looking for ways to cool off. Fortunately, there are great lakes in North Carolina that are only a few hours’ drive away no matter where you live. Here are five of the best lakes in and around the state.
It is rare, but it does make news. A person falls overboard and is struck by a propeller of a boat. While these stories are tragic, they also serve as a reminder of the danger of these types of accidents.
Here are some interesting facts: The average spinning propeller can strike your body 160 times in one second. It takes the average recreational propeller less than one tenth of a second to travel the length of your body. Perhaps the … Read more
Inland waterways have their own pleasures but also present unique challenges. This is especially true for larger vessels. When you choose inland waterways, you put yourself in the position to have to navigate drawbridges of varying sizes and clearances. If you decide to stay inland, you will need to know how to deal with bridges, especially at night.
Take a look at nautical charts to find out where bridges are. The charts will also give you horizontal and vertical … Read more
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