Safer Boating Week 2016
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The Safer Boating Forum has planning well under way. One of the exciting changes this year will be the involvement of the crew from the Big Angry Fish TV3 show.
If you want to get involved get in touch with us at 04 494 1236 and email@example.com.
Prep, Check, Know
The theme for the week continues to be “Prep, Check, Know”.
That is, prep your boat, check your gear, and know the rules before you go boating. The theme is an umbrella covering all the week’s activity. Different organisations and businesses will focus on different aspects of the theme that are relevant to them.
Prep your boat
Service the engine, check and change the fuel, check the battery and just generally give the boat a good onceover.
Check your gear
Make sure your lifejackets are still fit for purpose and you have enough. Service any inflatable lifejackets and ensure you have two reliable forms of communication equipment.
Know the rules
Ensure you know the ‘rules of the road’ on the water, and check your local bylaws to make sure you understand what the requirements are in your area.