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Common Vacation Injuries to Avoid

May 16th, 2018

how to avoid common vacation injuries and accidents

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

Posted In: Auger and Auger, Boating Accident, Golf Cart Accidents, Jet Ski Accidents, Safety Tips, Swimming Pool Accidents

How to Be Safe On Your Boat This Summer

May 3rd, 2018

people enjoying a boat ride

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.

 

A boating accident can happen in a Read more

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Boating in the Cold Weather

December 22nd, 2017

boats on a cold lake with snow in the backgroundMore 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

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Top Myths About Drinking and Boating

May 3rd, 2017

Drinking and boating are dangerous and illegalIt’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

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The Most Common Causes of Boating Accidents

August 15th, 2016

Boat accidentBoating 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.

1. Lack of Operating Expertise

It is never a good idea to … Read more

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Best Lakes in North Carolina

June 10th, 2016

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.

1. Lake Lure

Just 90 miles from Charlotte, Lake Lure is most famous as the setting … Read more

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How to Avoid Propeller Injuries

November 6th, 2015

scuba divers near a sunken shipIt 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

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Successfully and Safely Navigating Bridges

November 4th, 2015

Know how to deal with bridges on Inland waterwaysInland 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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How to Safely Dock Your Boat

November 2nd, 2015

Dock your boat correctlyKnowing how to dock your boat correctly is an important safety tip that not many people think about. It’s not unusual for boaters to attempt to dock their boats, only to crash into a pier or another vessel. While we can’t provide an entire how-to manual for boat docking, we can offer you a few tips that will keep you and everyone on board safe and sound.

  1. Pay Attention to the Angle

When you decide it is time to pull … Read more

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Florida Forum on Boating Safety

October 28th, 2015

Safe boatingA forum was held in Florida recently. The topic? Boat safety. It makes sense that Floridians are concerned with boating safety, as the state has 1,197 miles of coastline. In addition to ocean waters, Florida is home to more than 11,000 miles of lakes, streams and rivers. As people turn to these waters in record numbers, boating safety is a hot topic.

People in North Carolina should sit up and take notice of this forum. With miles of our own … Read more

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